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    Author(s): Robert E. Keane; Rachel A. Loehman; Lisa M. Holsinger
    Date: 2019
    Source: Current Landscape Ecology Reports. 4: 31-40.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Climate change and associated ecological impacts have challenged many conventional, observation-based approaches for predicting ecosystem and landscape responses to natural resource management. Complex spatial ecological models provide powerful, flexible tools which managers and others can use to make inferences about management impacts on future, no-analog landscape conditions. However, land managers who wish to use ecosystem and landscape models for natural resource applications are faced with the difficult task of deciding among many models that differ in important ways. Here, we summarize a process to aid managers in the selection of an appropriate model for natural resource management.

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    Keane, Robert E.; Loehman, Rachel A.; Holsinger, Lisa M. 2019. Selecting a landscape model for natural resource management applications. Current Landscape Ecology Reports. 4: 31-40.


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