Guides & Case Studies

Analyzing and interpreting spatial information.

Minnesota Forest Modeling

Using Data Basin as a tool to engage stakeholders

The Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) collaborated to forecast how the forests of northeastern MN may be altered due to climate change. Data Basin was used to share the model inputs and outputs and to solicit feedback from stakeholders.

A group of 22 local and regional stakeholders met in April 2009 to identify gaps in scientific knowledge needed to better manage forests. Participants formulated 2–4 scenarios intended to reduce uncertainty regarding the effects of climate change.

A consensus...