We are working in downscaling forest communities and species habitat suitability models to match the scale at which management decisions occur.

We are interested in downscaling forest communities and species habitat suitability models. In general, these models have a regional spatial resolution. A finer resolution will match the spatial scale of these models to the scale at which management and conservation decisions occur.

Related publications and presentations

Chen, X., L. Leites.2020. The importance of land-use legacies for modeling present-day species distributions. Landscape Ecology. 35:2759–2775. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-020-01119-0

Chen, X., and L. Leites. 2018. Improving species distribution models by accounting for land-use legacies: a case study of tree species distributions in northeastern forests. Poster presentation. US-IALE Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL.