Training courses in our software are offered in one of two formats:

  • Courses for individuals are scheduled regularly at locations across North America, with registration open to anyone on a per-seat basis
  • Customized group courses are provided for specific organizations, at a time and location selected by the organization

Both course types can be offered either in person, or online via webinar.

Interested in a future course? Please contact us at if you are interested in more information on customized group courses, or if you would like to participate as an individual but the dates and times of the upcoming courses listed below do not suit your needs. Knowing that people are interested in a future course helps us schedule when and where to offer them next!

Upcoming Courses

Online Course (March 19-20, 2019): State-and-transition simulation modeling of landscape dynamics using ST-Sim

This two-day course provides a foundation for developing and running state-and-transition simulation models of landscape change using the free ST-Sim software. The course covers state-and-transition simulation modeling concepts, how to use ST-Sim to create models of landscape change and terrestrial carbon dynamics, and how to run the models and interpret the results. Examples of state-and-transition simulation models in a range of ecosystems will be presented, including models of both vegetation dynamics and land use/land cover change. Additional course details.

Audience: Scientists, managers and analysts from any and all land management agencies, including new and undecided users of ST-Sim.

Course Prerequisites: Participants will be responsible for completing approximately 6 hours of assigned homework material on how to use the ST-Sim software prior to the course (using a computer with 64-bit Windows 7 or higher).


  • Course will be delivered live online to all participants using GotoMeeting. Course will be highly interactive – including exercises, questions, answers and desktop sharing – so a microphone and webcam are highly recommended.


  • March 19 and 20, 2019. Each day will run from 10 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, with mid-session breaks.
  • All live sessions will be recorded so that participants can replay any portions they might miss at a later time.

Instructor: Colin Daniel, ApexRMS


  • Individual: US$375 (early registration to Feb 19); US$450 (regular registration Feb 19-March 11)
  • Students and postdocs are eligible for a 50% discount off regular registration, subject to availability

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