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Research

CECS research is focused on four central efforts:

    1. Developing consistent, integrated geospatial datasets to quantify the effects of past and ongoing disturbances to land surface characteristics, including biomass, water balance, vegetation, and fire
    2. Determining the effects of past and ongoing land management activities on land surface characteristics
    3. Building publicly available online tools to inform management decisions, including tools for data download, visualization, assessment of proposed management, and ecosystem service valuation
    4. Valuing the multiple benefits of land management practices in order to incentivize financing of future projects

In the first 18 months of this project, CECS researchers have made significant progress toward the first three efforts, and work on the fourth is just getting underway. A full summary of CECS progress through September 2020 is available in our Year 1 Annual Report.