Predicting the Unpredictable? How Ecological Forecasting Helps Foretell The Future

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1) Ecological forecasting can improve decision-making in agriculture.

2) Extreme or unusual weather events can affect ecological forecasting capabilities.

3) Short-term and near-term ecological forecasts cover different timescales.

4) New projects are already underway to help predict restoration success after a severe weather event.

5) A variety of agencies and organizations are currently using ecological forecasting methods.

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6) Eco-forecasting can help people better understand biodiversity on a global scale, and in their own backyards.

7) Technology does play a role in forecasting research.

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8) Investing in “climate friendly” companies can help to enact meaningful change.

9) A number of educational pathways can lead students and aspiring researchers to work in this field.

10) There are many researchers in the field open to sharing educational opportunities, materials, and tools.

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