Convened by the Scenarios, Services, and Society Research Coordination Network (S3 RCN) and hosted by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont






Having agreed on the value of examining stakeholder-defined land-use scenarios for identifying sustainable futures in New England, the S3 RCN is now seeking to define a suite of best practices for incorporating qualitative narrative scenarios into quantitative simulations of land change. Josef Alcamo, in his work crafting the Millennium Assessment scenarios, referred to this work as the challenge of integrating “story and simulation.”  

This day and a half workshop will bring together the S3 RCN steering committee, collaborators, and invited speakers to learn from past scenario research collaborations, review the state of the art, and begin to develop a synthesis manuscript. 



Scenarios, Services and Society RCN Steering Committee Members* and Collaborators include: Sherburne Abbott*, Syracuse University; Mark Borsuk*, Dartmouth College; Charles Driscoll*, Syracuse University; Pat Field, Consensus Building Institute; David Foster*, Harvard Forest; William Keeton, University of Vermont; David Kittredge, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Kathy Fallon Lambert*, Harvard Forest; Robert Lilieholm*, University of Maine; Emily McKenzie, Natural Capital Project; Spencer Meyer*, Yale School of Forestry; Scott Ollinger, University of New Hampshire; Robert Perschel, New England Forestry Foundation; Taylor Ricketts*, University of Vermont; Keith Ross, LandVest; Katie Theoharides, Theoharides Consulting; Jonathan Thompson*, Harvard Forest; Erika Rowland, Wildlife Conservation Society; Joe Short, Northern Forest Center


Workshop Agenda

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Travel Logistics

Date: May 19th and 20th, 2015


Location: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


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Please contact Katie Theoharides, Theoharides Consulting at or for more information.