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An integrated ecosystem model for the entire South Atlantic region

Wouldn't it be great if we could predict how our actions would impact all the ecosystems of the South Atlantic? How does forest management impact water quantity, quality, and aquatic species? How do oyster reefs affect marine fish? How about economic incentives and different types of land protection---how do actions on a specific parcel impact freshwater and [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on An integrated ecosystem model for the entire South Atlantic region

Webinar: Changes in Southern forested landscapes under alternative climate change & urban growth scenarios

Please register for Changes in Southern Forested Landscapes under Alternative Climate Change & Urban Growth Scenarios on Nov 17, 2016 2:00 PM Eastern at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7442944231045961220 If you are a forester, private landowner, or state/federal agency forest manager, then you will want to see the jaw-dropping results of a project assessing "Changes in Forested Landscapes of the Gulf [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Update on recent LCC projects

There are a number of great projects going on that have been supported by contributions to your cooperative. These projects were all selected based on your feedback on Blueprint improvements and barriers to conservation action. Here's a quick update on a few of them: Improving the natural and built environment connection in the Blueprint Two [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Update on recent LCC projects

The Mega FUTURES project

Where will cities grow in the future? And how will this impact conservation efforts? By Derek Van Berkel, John B. Vogler & Ross Meentemeyer A growing concern for conservationists is the ongoing increase in global human population that is accelerating urbanization and rapidly transforming green landscapes to impervious built environments.  The emerging development challenge is: [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on The Mega FUTURES project

Third Thursday Web Forum

November 20th, 2014: "Modeling smart growth in the Southeast using SmartSLEUTH" with Monica Dorning, NCSU Center for Geospatial Analysis The next web forum will discuss the development and implementation of the SmartSLEUTH modeling framework. SmartSLEUTH is an open-source software package that augments the functionality of SLEUTH by including explicit representations of landscape patterns, human decisions, and smart [...]

By |November 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Urban growth in the news

Several stories about urban growth projections for the Southeast have hit the virtual newsstands today in publications such as the Washington Post, Atlantic Business Chronicle, and North Carolina Public Radio.  To learn more about these urban growth projections in our region check out the full journal article "The Southern Megalopolis: Using the Past to Predict the Future of Urban [...]

By |July 31st, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|1 Comment

South Atlantic LCC FY2012 funded science projects

The results are in and after an extensive review by a variety of subject matter experts, your steering committee is happy to announce the selection of the cooperative’s 2012 science projects! These projects represent a significant investment ($1.3 m) in the immediately limiting gaps needed to develop the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint. Thanks to all [...]

By |July 27th, 2012|Member Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC FY2012 funded science projects

Third Thursday Web Forum

June 21st, 2012:  "Simulating suburban and exurban development patterns in the Southeast using the SLEUTH urban growth model" with Curtis Belyea, North Carolina State University Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center Instructions for Instant Net Conference (visual): 1. Click here to join the meeting (please join about 5 minutes before start time). 2. Enter the required fields. Meeting [...]

By |June 21st, 2012|0 Comments