Tools

Atlantis

Atlantis is an ecosystem box-model intended for use in management strategy evaluation. It was originally developed in Australia, but is increasingly used in the USA as well. The overall structure of Atlantis is based around having multiple alterna…

Read more
CLUZ

Conservation Land-Use Zoning software (CLUZ) is an ArcView GIS interface that allows users to design protected area networks and conservation landscapes. It can be used for on-screen planning and also acts as a link for the Marxan conservation pla…

Read more
DesktopGARP

Desktop GARP is a software package for biodiversity and ecologic research that allows the user to predict and analyze wild species distributions. GARP is a genetic algorithm that creates ecological niche models for species. The models describe env…

Read more
E2K

E2K (Ecowin2000) makes use of an object-oriented programming (OOP) approach to implement ecological models for aquatic systems. The basic underlying structure is that of a spatial (1D, 2D and 3D) framework of boxes, within each of which the releva…

Read more
ERSEM

ERSEM (European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model) is a generic model that describes the pelagic and benthic ecosystems and the coupling between them. (from: http://ebmtoolsdatabase.org/tool/ersem-european-regional-seas-ecosystem-model) ERSEM (the Eur…

Read more
Habitat Modeling Toolbox

Formerly called ArcRstats, the HabMod/ConnMod toolboxes produce multivariate habitat prediction rasters using ArcGIS and the open-source R statistical package for implementing classification and regression (CART), generalized linear models (GLM) a…

Read more
HyperNiche

HyperNiche is user-friendly software for nonparametric regression. Our primary purpose is to provide a flexible tool for multiplicative habitat modeling - habitat models where the predictors are combined multiplicatively rather than additively. Th…

Read more
IBMlib

IBMlib is a generic self-contained individual-based modelling framework able to assess marine habitat connectivity.

  • Eggs/larvae/juvenile/adults may be modelled.
  • Analyze recruitment impact of marine protected areas
  • Model the effect of anthropo…
Read more
InVitro

InVitro is an agent based ecosystem-level management strategy evaluation modelling framework. It has been specifically designed to consider multiple use management questions for the marine environment. This is a 3D process driven whole of ecoystem…

Read more
Maxent

Maxent provides a maximum-entropy approach for species habitat modeling. The software takes as input a set of layers or environmental variables (such as elevation, precipitation, etc.), as well as a set of georeferenced occurrence locations, and p…

Read more
MSVPA-X

The MSVPA-X model (Multispecies Virtual Population Analysis) is a trophic dynamics model focusing on interactions between fish species within exploited communities. The primary output is time and age-variant predation mortality rates for all model…

Read more
NEMO

NEMO is an ocean modelling framework which is composed of 'engines' nested in an 'environment'. The 'engines' provide numerical solutions of ocean, sea-ice, tracers and biochemistry equations and their related physics. The 'environment' consists o…

Read more
POLCOMS

POLCOMS (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal-Ocean Modelling System) is a POL community model system developed with the assistance of the NERC High Performance Computing Initiative, specifically Mike Ashworth at the Daresbury Laboratory and …

Read more
RAMAS GIS

RAMAS GIS is designed to link your GIS with a metapopulation model for population viability analysis and extinction risk assessment. Habitats used by most species are becoming increasingly fragmented, requiring a metapopulation modeling approach t…

Read more
SUNTANS

SUNTANS is an advanced coastal numerical model. It solves the Navier-Stokes equation under the Boussinesq approximation. Its main strengths are that it is unstructured, non-hydrostatic and uses parallel computers.

Read more
WEMo

WEMo (Wave Exposure Model) is a simple hydrodynamic model that calculates the wind wave exposure of a site (Murphey and Fonseca 1995, Fonseca and Bell 1998). WEMo helps coastal managers and ecologists with tasks of estimate wave parameters in coas…

Read more