Users Group

Join the conversation! Learn from others and share your knowledge via our: LANDIS-II Users Group. The bulletin board keeps users informed about events and jobs; allows file sharing; is moderated; and is a repository for the vast wisdom and knowledge of our users.  In addition, you MUST join the User Group in order to gain access to the model and extension installers.

Third Edition Now Available!  The LANDIS-II Exercise Book  (May 2015)

We have just published our definitive guide to using LANDIS-II, 'Forecasting Forested Landscapes: An Introduction to LANDIS-II with Exercises'  The book provides a broad introduction to forest landscape modeling generally, LANDIS-II specifically, and it includes the same exercises used in our regular training sessions (see above).

The book is on sale at:  All proceeds go to The LANDIS-II Foundation to maintain the model and supporting systems.

The input files for the exercise are here:  Book-exercises (3rd edition).zip

Primary Model User Guides

The two documents listed below provide a conceptual overview of the core LANDIS-II model and provide the User Guide for using the LANDIS-II core. Information about individual ecological processes can be found in the individual extension users guides and the peer-reviewed literature. See the Extensions page for documentation for individual extensions. These on-line User Guides will be the most up-to-date.

Landis-II Model Description v6 (PDF) An overview of the LANDIS basic assumptions.
Landis-II Model User's Guide v6 (PDF) A computer manual for running the model.

Other Documentation

Frequently Asked Questions:  The LANDIS-II User FAQ

User's Bulletin Board

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