INSPIRES: Smart Data for Resilient Forests
Leveraging Intelligent Informatics and Smart Data for Improved Understanding of Northern Forest Ecosystem Resilience (INSPIRES)
Smart Data for Resilient Forests
Forests are an economically important and ecologically critical component of New England’s working landscape. New England’s forests are highly dynamic and diverse due to a wide variety of complex factors including changing environmental conditions, management regimes, and natural disturbances. This project leverages unique expertise from the University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, and most recently, Alabama A&M University to construct a digital framework to better assess, understand, and forecast this complex forest at a resolution relevant to scientists, land managers, and policymakers.
Maine STEM Partnership
In the fall of 2020, eight teachers and five researchers from the RiSE Center began working together to develop lessons for the classroom focused on forestry and Quantitative Reasoning in Context (QRC). This work is being done as part of our INSPIRES award focused on researching the Northern Forest Region. This aspect of the project will focus on exploring how to support students’ quantitative reasoning skills in the context of forestry. To learn more about this research, visit the Maine STEM Partnership webpage.
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