Models and Syntheses

Integrating and synthesizing knowledge of multiple disturbances and providing managers with tools for sustainably managing forests in the face of disturbance, altered climate, and changing human demographics and preferences requires high-performance computing systems. Developing predictive capability requires skillful application of advanced numerical modeling and visualization techniques. Effectively focusing these resources on dynamic southern forest ecosystems, especially fire-affected forests, requires multidisciplinary teams and collaborations with many partners.

Problem 3a.

Developing and maintaining a High Performance Computing Center for the Eastern United States to provide visualization of large three-dimensional, time-dependent data sets and access to complex physical, meteorological, ecological, and spatial models.

Problem 3b.

Developing and applying numerical modeling and advanced statistical methods to predict disturbance processes and their effects.

Problem 3c.

Integrating and synthesizing knowledge of multiple disturbances and/or effects on multiple ecosystem components.

Center for Forest Disturbance Science (SRS RWU 4156)

University of Georgia
Forestry Sciences Laboratory
320 Green Street
Athens, GA 30602

Clemson University
233 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634