Developing an expert elicited model to evaluate invasive species and fire management alternatives

A recent study published in the journal Ecosphere showcases the development of a landscape model that combines a state-and-transition simulation model developed in ST-Sim with a dynamically linked fire behaviour model, FARSITE.  These dynamically linked models allow land managers at Saguaro National Park to consider alternative scenarios for novel processes including invasive grasses and fire dynamics not seen before in this ecosystem. The paper is the first published example of how the SyncroSim framework can be used to dynamically link individual models, thus allowing simulations to address complex ecological and management questions.