State-and-transition simulation modeling of landscape dynamics using ST-Sim

Jun 12, 2018 - All Day
Jun 13, 2018 - All Day

This two-day course provides a foundation for developing and running state-and-transition simulation models of landscape change using the free ST-Sim software. The course covers state-and-transition simulation modeling concepts, how to use ST-Sim to create models of landscape change and terrestrial carbon dynamics, and how to run the models and interpret the results. Examples of state-and-transition simulation models in a range of ecosystems will be presented, including models of both vegetation dynamics and land use/land cover change. Additional course details.


Scientists, managers and analysts from any and all land management agencies, including new and undecided users of ST-Sim.

Course Prerequisites: Participants will be responsible for completing approximately 6 hours of assigned homework material on how to use the ST-Sim software prior to the course (using a computer with 64-bit Windows 7 or higher).


  • Course will be delivered live online to all participants using GotoMeeting. Course will be highly interactive – including exercises, questions, answers and desktop sharing – so a microphone and webcam are highly recommended.
  • Option (for up to 10 participants) to attend with others in a group setting at the California Air Resources Board in Sacramento, California. Please contact Megan Miranda ( at the California Air Resources Board to sign up for a seat in their training room, or Anny Huang ( for administrative questions.

Instructor: Colin Daniel, ApexRMS


  • Individual: US$375 (early registration to May 11); US$450 (regular registration May 12-June 4)
  • Students and postdocs are eligible for a 50% discount off regular registration, subject to availability