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LandWeb Simulation Modelling

A research project and tool that uses spatial simulation modelling to generate the historical range of landscape conditions across western boreal Canada.

This is by far the most ambitous Healthy Landscapes project. The objective of LandWeb is to define historical NRV conditions at landscape scales across 140 million ha of the western boreal from spatially explicit simulation modelling.

The output will provide NRV for landscape scale metrics such as seral-stage levels and old forest patch sizes.

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  • 2014

    Project Begins

    Progress update: McIntire and Chubaty begin work on the LandWeb suite of models

  • Spring 2017

    Beta Version Complete

    Progress update: LandWeb and SpaDES, the platform it runs on, is demonstrated for partners

  • Fall 2018

    Web App Complete

    Progress update: Simple, easy to use, cloud-based access point for users is created

  • Oct. 22, 2018
  • Blog

Launching LandWeb

A suite of models and a breakthrough platform that integrates many scientific fields will solve some of the hard, multi-way interactions of landscape ecology.

PERFICT: A Re-imagined foundation for predictive ecology

Open Access paper from the Healthy Landscapes Program

Understanding Historical Landscape Patterns on the Pembina Timberland FMA Area in Alberta

This report summarizes the pre-industrial landscape metrics computed by the Landweb modelling suite.

Understanding Historical Old Forest Patch Size Patterns on the Edson Forest Products FMA Area in Alberta

This report summarizes the pre-industrial landscape metrics computed by the Landweb modelling suite.

Understanding Historical Old Forest Patch Size Patterns on the Hinton Wood Products FMA Area in Alberta

This report summarizes the pre-industrial landscape metrics computed by the Landweb modelling suite.

Understanding Historical Landscape Patterns on the Mistik Management FMA Area in Saskatchewan

This report summarizes the pre-industrial landscape metrics computed by the Landweb modelling suite.

David Andison

Program Lead

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