Ecological Forecasts developed through public, private and academic partnerships are used to inform natural resource managers and health decision makers in the United States and abroad. This is a growing area of concern and importance, yet, this community is in its early phases. The Committee on Ecological Forecasting Committee will facilitate dialogue amongst all sectors of the community.
Mission: To develop an ecological forecasting approach which engages and expands collaboration among federal, state, academic, private, and local partners and natural resource and public health decision makers and that will enable heretofore unrealized integration of physical data with biological data. Ideally, this will lead to multi-agency, collaborative ecological forecasts, air and water quality modeling, and economic predictions of significant interest and value to natural resource managers, public health officials, and the general public.