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Melissa Lucash

Melissa is a model developer of LANDIS-II, Century extension, charged with improving the successional, carbon and nitrogen dynamics of vegetation and soils in the model. Most of her time is spent working on a project which aims to better integrate climate change results into forest management planning in northern MN (

On our project, Dr. Lucash co-leads the landscape simulations with Drs. Thompson and Scheller and the land management scenario development and analyses with Drs. Scheller, Spies and Thompson.