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Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS)

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Project Investigators: Donald L. DeAngelis, Louis J. Gross, Steve Hartley, Susan Walls, Kenneth G. Rice, James Johnston

Project Personnel: Brian Beckage, Robert E. Bennetts, Cristina Bondavalli, Laura A. Brandt, Kevin Chartier, Matthew Chopp, Jon Cline, Jane Comiskey, Phil Darby, Quan Dong, Thomas W. Doyle, Scott Duke-Sylvester, Jennifer DuPree, Paul A. Fishwick, Ikuko Fujisaki, Holly Gaff, Dale E. Gawlik, Chris Gregory, Johanna J. Heymans, Ray Hilborn, Michael Ignotovich, Brian Jeffery, Wiley M. Kitchens, Ken W. Krauss, Jason Liddle, M. Philip Nott, Mark Palmer, Michael Peek, H. Franklin Percival, Amanda Rice, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, Rene Salinas, Fred Sklar, William Sleavin, Daniel Slone, George Stewart, Robert R. Twilley, Robert E. Ulanowicz, Paul R. Wetzel

Project Start Date: 1996 End Date: 2013

Recent Funding: (FY12) ENP CESI, USGS GE PES, NSF, (FY11) USGS GE PES, (FY10) ENP CESI, USGS GE PES, NSF, (FY09) USGS GE PES, (FY08) ENP CESI, USGS GE PES, NSF, (FY07) ENP CESI, USGS GE PES, NSF, (FY06) ENP CESI, USGS GE PES, (FY05) ENP CESI, USGS GE PES


Summary

The objectives of the ATLSS project are to utilize the outputs of systems models to drive a variety of models that attempt to compare and contrast the relative impacts of alternative hydrologic scenarios on the biotic components of South Florida.

(Please note: There are separate links for the ATLSS model and each submodel.)

For more information, please see the Tides and Inflows in the Mangrove Ecotone (TIME) Model Development Project Webpage.

An essential component of restoration planning in South Florida has been the development and use of computer simulation models for the major physical processes driving the system, notably models for freshwater hydrologic dynamics as it is affected by alternative human control systems and non-controlled inputs such as rainfall. The major objective of the ATLSS (Across Trophic Level System Simulation) Project has been to utilize the outputs of such physical systems models to drive a variety of models that attempt to compare and contrast the relative impacts of alternative hydrologic scenarios on the biotic components of South Florida. The biotic models are constructed at varying levels of spatial, temporal and organismal resolution, and have focused to date on intermediate and upper trophic level biotic components. The essential goal is to provide a rational, scientific basis for developing relative rankings of hydrologic scenarios as input to the planning process, and through this to aid development of appropriate monitoring and adaptive management schemes.

Read more about ATLSS and ATLSS submodels, view some of the output of the ATLSS models, visit the ATLSS FTP site for Restudy Scenario Evaluations, and read about Data/Model analysis and more at the ATLSS website.

Note: PowerPointŪ files (below) are available from the ATLSS website. If you have problems downloading these files, please e-mail Louis J. Gross at gross@tiem.utk.edu.

Submodels

Follow the links below for information about ATLSS submodels:

Alligators | Cape Sable Seaside Sparrows | Crayfish | Deer | Fish | Florida Panthers | Hydrology | Snail Kite | Landscape/Vegetation | Wading Birds

ATLSS

Proposals

  • 2001 (Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for Across Trophic Level Systems Simulations of the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2001 (Development of an Internet Based GIS to Visualize ATLSS Datasets for Resource Managers)
  • 2001 (Development of Selected Model Components of an Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Systems of South Florida)

Work Plans

  • 2003 (The Influence of Hydrology and Associated Habitat Structure on Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Applesnail Abundance and Recruitment)
  • 2003 (Across Trophic Level System Simulation Program for the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2004 (Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Systems of South Florida)
  • 2005 (Across Trophic Level System Simulation Program for the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2006 (Across Trophic Level System Simulation Program for the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2007 (Across Trophic Level System Simulation Program for the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2008 (Across Trophic Level System Simulation Program for the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2010 (Across Trophic Level System Simulation Program for the Greater Everglades)
  • 2012 (Across Trophic Level System Simulation Program for the Greater Everglades)

Project Summaries

  • 2001 (Across Trophic Level Systems Simulation (ATLSS) Program)
  • 2001 (Development of Selected Model Components of an Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Systems of South Florida)
  • 2001 (Network Analysis of Trophic Dynamics in South Florida Ecosystems)
  • 2001 (Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for Across Trophic Level Systems Simulation of the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2001 (Development of an Internet-Based GIS to Visualize ATLSS Datasets for Resource Managers)
  • 2001 (A Multimodeling Implementation Supporting ATLSS: Across-Trophic Level System Simulation)
  • 2002 (Across Trophic Level Systems Simulation (ATLSS) Program)
  • 2002 (A Multimodeling Implementation Supporting ATLSS: Across-Trophic Level System Simulation)
  • 2002 (The Influence of Hydrology and Associated Habitat Structure on Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Applesnail Abundance and Recruitment)
  • 2002 (Development of an Internet-Based GIS to Visualize ATLSS Datasets for Resource Managers)
  • 2002 (Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for Across Trophic Level Systems Simulation of the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2002 (Network Analysis of Trophic Dynamics in South Florida Ecosystems)
  • 2002 (Development of Selected Model Components of an Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Systems of South Florida)
  • 2003 (A Spatially Explicit Decision Support System for Everglades Ecological Risk Assessment and Restoration)
  • 2003 (Development of an Internet-Based GIS to Visualize ATLSS Datasets for Resource Managers)
  • 2003 (Development of Selected Model Components of an Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Systems of South Florida)
  • 2003 (The Influence of Hydrology and Associated Habitat Structure on Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Applesnail Abundance and Recruitment)
  • 2003 (Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for Across Trophic Level Systems Simulation of the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2004 (Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for Across Trophic Level Systems Simulation of the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2004 (A Spatially Explicit Decision Support System for Everglades Ecological Risk Assessment and Restoration)
  • 2004 (Development of Selected Model Components of an Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Systems of South Florida)
  • 2005 (A Spatially Explicit Decision Support System for Everglades Ecological Risk Assessment and Restoration)
  • 2005 (Development of Selected Model Components of an Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Systems of South Florida)
  • 2006 (Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for Across Trophic Level Systems Simulation of the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2006 (A Spatially Explicit Decision Support System for Everglades Ecological Risk Assessment and Restoration)
  • 2006 (Development of Selected Model Components of an Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Systems of South Florida)
  • 2007 (Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for Across Trophic Level Systems Simulation of the Everglades/Big Cypress Region)
  • 2007 (Development of Selected Model Components of an Across-Trophic-Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Systems of South Florida)

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