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Joint Ecosystem Modeling (JEM)

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Project Investigator: Stephanie S. Romañach

Project Personnel: Craig Conzelmann, Mark McKelvy, Kevin Suir, Lee Douet, James Darcey, Suresh Golconda, Travis Derouen, Heather Smith, Sumani Chimmula, Brandy Winch

Project Start Date: 2005 End Date: 2014

Recent Funding: (FY14) USGS GE PES, NPS, (FY13) USGS GE PES, (FY12) USGS GE PES, NPS, (FY08) USGS GE PES, (FY07) USGS GE PES


Summary

The objectives for JEM are: 1) facilitate coordination among investigators working on ecological models, 2) develop tools that ‘get ecological models into the hands of users', 3) link ecological models to hydrologic models.

Ecosystem models are needed for evaluation and assessment of alternatives for restoration of Greater Everglades ecosystems. We need to determine current capabilities, and current and future needs for ecosystem models. Project evaluation will require the ability to compare restoration alternatives using quantitative and visual methods, and to convey the information learned to the appropriate user. The Interagency Modeling Center (IMC) has the responsibility to approve and apply hydrological and ecological models in support of the Comprehensive Everglades Plan (CERP). Joint Ecosystem Modeling (JEM) will continue its responsibility of developing models and performing initial scenario evaluations as part of the process of testing, calibrating, validating, verifying, and improving models.

Work Plans

  • 2007 (Scientific and Technical Support for the Joint Ecosystem Modeling Laboratory)
  • 2008 (Scientific and Technical Support for a Joint Ecosystem Modeling Laboratory)
  • 2010 (Advanced Computer Applications to Support the Greater Everglades Joint Ecosystem Modeling Effort)
  • 2012 (Advanced Computer Applications to Support the Greater Everglades Joint Ecosystem Modeling Effort)
  • 2012 (Joint Ecosystem Modeling: Greater Everglades Modeling Decision Support Tools and Ecosystem Models at IMC)
  • 2014 (Joint Ecosystem Modeling: Greater Everglades Modeling Decision Support Tools and Ecosystem Models)
  • 2014 (Advanced Computer Applications to Support the Greater Everglades Joint Ecosystem Modeling Effort)

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