Meetings

Upcoming Meetings
Madison, WI:  November 7-8, 2016  
We will hold a 2-day training following the SAF National Convention in Madison, at the Pyle Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

The workshop will be taught by Brian Miranda, Brian Sturtevant and Caren Dymond, and costs $300 (including lunches). During the intensive 2-day training, we will cover landscape simulation, model parameterization and analysis of outputs. Training comes with a complimentary copy of the latest LANDIS-II training manual.  All fees (except that required to cover food costs) go to the LANDIS-II Foundation for model maintenance and upkeep. 

Past Meetings

Portland State University, July 10-11, 2015

We held a 2-day training on the Friday (7/10) and Saturday (7/11) immediately following IALE (http://www.ialeworldcongress.org/) in downtown Portland on the campus of Portland State University. 

Basic training cost $300 and the course was taught by LANDIS-II developers Dr. Melissa Lucash, Brian Miranda, Alec Kretchun and Dr. Robert Scheller. During the intensive 2-day training, we covered parameterization, landscape simulation, and analysis outputs. Training came with a complimentary copy of the new LANDIS-II training manual just released in April, 2015.

We also held a LANDIS-II lunch (photo at right) and symposium at IALE just prior to the training. 

Harvard Forest Training April 8-10, 2014

Basic training ($325) as well as more advanced training for the Century Extension ($75) were covered.  Instructors:  Melissa Lucash, Matthew Duveneck, and Jonathan Thompson.  Housing was available at the Harvard Forest.  Training came with a complimentary copy of the new LANDIS-II training manual.  Register early; training is limited to 15 participants. 

January 2014 Meetings and Training in Madison, Wisconsin

Our last official meeting was January 8-10 in Madison, Wisconsin.  The meeting was a great success with many important innovations: a detailed training manual, introductions from all participants, more networking opportunities, and introductions to the three breakout groups.

There were training and attendance fees for this meeting: $250 for training; $25 (trainee) or $50 (other) for the group session. All fees (except that required to cover food costs) go to the LANDIS-II Foundation for model maintenance and upkeep. 

Meeting Outcomes:
Agenda for 2014  (PDF)
Seed Dispersal Breakout Group (PDF)
Land Use Change Breakout Group (PDF)

Meetings and Training 2012

There was an Organized Symposium (organized by Drs. Gustafson, Sturtevant, Mladenoff, and Scheller) at the 2012 US-IALE meeting in Newport, Rhode Island.

Our meetings in December 2012 in Portland, Oregon and Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil were geared towards training only, although we managed to sneak in some beautiful hikes, dinners, individual meetings, and many opportunities to discuss modeling. 

We anticipate offering training only sessions every-other year, alternating with the meetings and training sessions. We expect to offer training-only again in December 2014.

The presentations from this meeting are available on the users page.

Our exercises were substantially revised and included: Exercise 1 - Core Model, Exercise 2 - Succession, Exercise 3 - Model Outputs, Exercise 4 - Batch Files, Exercise 5 - Introduction to Disturbances, Exercise 6 - Calibration and Fire, Exercise 7 - Harvesting, Exercise 9 - Biological Disturbance Agents, Exercise 10 - Final Synthesis

January 2012 Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin

Our 2012 meeting in Madison, WI had over 40 participants from around the world.  Agenda: LANDIS-II Meeting Agenda 2012 (PDF)

We conducted moderated discussions around 6 themes:  Wet Forests (PDF)Drought (PDF)Soil C&N (PDF)Scaling Up Results (PDF)Ungulates (PDF)

January 2010 Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin

The 2010 Meeting was a big success with over 30 participants from throughout the world. Record amounts of snow in Madison!

We had discussions around the following 5 topics: Dispersal (PDF)Wet Forests (PDF)Climate Change (PDF)Wind Disturbance (PDF)Insects and Ungulates Herbivory (PDF)

October 2007 Meeting at Kemp Station in Wisconsin

This meeting was conducted at the beautiful Kemp Station in northern Wisconsin. We introduced the User Training during this meeting, which was generally successful and became the template for future meetings. We also found time for a field tour of a recent blow-down.

October 2006 Meeting at Madison, Wisconsin

Our first meeting was held at a very crowded conference room at UW-Madison. There was no user training. Instead we focused on teaching attendees how to generate their own extensions. We learned a lot! Namely that we should focus on user training and teaching programming was neither necessary nor desirable.