Workshop (June 14, 2018): Applying the Land Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator (LUCAS) to terrestrial carbon dynamics in California
This one-day in-person workshop, hosted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), will cover the use of the Land Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator (LUCAS) for modeling terrestrial carbon dynamics. Developed by the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Land-Use and Climate Change Team, LUCAS is a publicly available modeling tool that uses a state-and-simulation model with stocks and flows to project changes in land use/land cover change on terrestrial carbon dynamics, and has been developed within the free ST-Sim software. In this workshop, USGS and CARB will lead discussions on the specific features of ST-Sim that are used by LUCAS and examples of how LUCAS has been applied previously to forecast land use/land cover change and terrestrial carbon dynamics across the state of California, including soil carbon dynamics.
Audience: Scientists, managers and analysts interested in modeling the effects of land use/ land cover change on terrestrial carbon dynamics, who have either attended the course State-and-transition simulation modeling of landscape dynamics using ST-Sim, or have equivalent previous experience using the ST-Sim software.
Sponsor: California Air Resources Board
Location: California Air Resources Board, Sacramento, California. While this session will be in-person, it will also be streamed live online using GotoMeeting.
Date: June 14, 2018
Presenter: Ben Sleeter, U.S. Geological Survey
Registration: Please contact Megan Miranda (email@example.com) at the California Air Resources Board to sign up for the workshop, or Anny Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org) for administrative questions.