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

Self-Guided Online Course: 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: Course requires a computer running 64-bit Windows (7 or higher).


  • Course lectures: provided as a series of free youTube videos of the most recent 15 hour live online course.
  • Course homework: ~6 hours of course homework (as a free downloadable PDF of 3 exercises).
  • Course exercises:  ~15 hours of self-directed exercises covered in the course lectures (as a downloadable PDF of 8 exercises)
  • Instructor support: personalized one-on-one support is also available by web meeting, email and phone.


To Place an Order: Payment can be made by credit card or invoice. To place an order (or if you have more questions!) contact us at