Scientific Research and Modeling
CBI develops and provides special services focused on ecological forecasting and customized decision support tools for a variety of topics listed below. In all of these cases, researchers and programmers at CBI design spatially explicit modeling approaches to address complex interactions and relationships to help solve conservation problems.
- Climate Change Impacts
- Species Population Modeling
- Wildlife Connectivity
- Green Energy Development
- Environmental Risk Avoidance
Work performed under this heading is generally funded by two different sectors. Most of the fire, climate change, and wildlife work is funded through partnerships with government agencies (e.g. US Forest Service, US Geological Survey, state wildlife and transportation agencies) or through successful grants from institutions such as the National Science Foundation and NASA. Energy and environmental risk avoidance is primarily funded by foundations and the private sector, including investment banks and corporations who seek to improve their environmental performance with their day-to-day decision making.