The core of our business is developing and implementing ecological models.
We lead the research, development and support of a free simulation modeling framework, called ST-Sim, for projecting landscape change, including both vegetation dynamics and land use/land cover change. We have applied these models to a wide range of systems, including forests, grasslands, rangelands and wetlands. We have also used these models to project other key services, including ecosystem carbon, timber supply and wildlife habitat.
We have worked on population dynamics models for a range of wildlife species, including caribou, muskox and moose; we are also actively involved in the development of an energetics model for barren-ground caribou.
We are pioneers in the development of models of wildlife habitat connectivity.