Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for ATLSS of the Everglades/Big Cypress RegionEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_gaines_04
Abstract: This project includes models for primary food bases; the functional group of small fishes, upon which many of the wading birds depend, and the main reptile and amphibian functional groups, which constitute much of the diet of the American alligator. In addition, population models for several important species have been developed. These include a model for the snail kite population of Florida, ... models for the key wading bird species, and a model of the American crocodile population, all focusing on the effects of hydrology.
This project has the goal of developing models for key components of the Everglades landscape as part of the overall Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) program. The proposed work has four major objectives: 1. Provide rapid support for CERP by producing output and interpretation of requested runs of ATLSS models. 2. Complete an ATLSS model for the American crocodile that is in the final stage of work. 3. Validate models of the snail kite and the Cape Sable seaside sparrow. 4. Providing field work and habitat quality indices for effects of hydrology on selected small mammal and amphibian species.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Michael S. Gaines
Dataset Title: Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for ATLSS of the Everglades/Big Cypress Region
Data Presentation Form: modelOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/atlss/
Start Date: 2002-02-01Stop Date: 2007-12-31
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES > ALLIGATORS/CROCODILES
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints These data are subject to change and are not citeable until reviewed and approved for official publication.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: m.gaines at miami.edu
Department of Biology, University of Miami P.O. Box 249118
City: Coral Gables
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33124
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Mooij, William M., Bennetts, Robert E., 2002, Exploring the effect of drought extent and interval on the Florida snail kite: interplay between spatial and temporal scales, Ecological Modelling, v. 149, no. 1-2, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier Science B V.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02