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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Michael S. Gaines
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for ATLSS of the Everglades/Big Cypress Region
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: model
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/atlss/>
Description:
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
Purpose:
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.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20020201
Ending_Date: 20071231
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Intermediate trophic levels for Everglades/Big Cypress area
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.397755
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.277306
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.264269
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.686419
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: biology
Theme_Keyword: model
Theme_Keyword: ATLSS
Theme_Keyword: Across Trophic Levels System Simulation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, D. C., NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Broward County
Place_Keyword: Collier County
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Big Cypress National Preserve
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Florida Bay
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: South East Coast
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Taxonomic_Keywords: animals
Taxonomic_Keywords: multiple species
Taxonomic_Keywords: vertebrates
Taxonomic_System:
Classification_System/Authority:
Classification_System_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Department of the Interior - U.S. Geological Survey Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)

Publication_Date: 2000
Title: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Database
Other_Citation_Details:
Retrieved from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System on-line database, <http://www.itis.gov>.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.itis.gov>
Taxonomic_Procedures: unknown
Taxonomic_Completeness: unknown
General_Taxonomic_Coverage:
Specimens were identified to the species or subspecies level as appropriate
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Animal
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Phylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Chordata
Applicable_Common_Name: chordates
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subphylum
Taxon_Rank_Value: Vertebrata
Applicable_Common_Name: vertebrates
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Mammalia
Applicable_Common_Name: mammals
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Theria
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Infraclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Eutheria
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Rodentia
Applicable_Common_Name: rodents
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Infraorder
Taxon_Rank_Value: Myomorpha
Applicable_Common_Name: mice
Applicable_Common_Name: rats
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Muridae
Applicable_Common_Name: mice
Applicable_Common_Name: rats
Applicable_Common_Name: voles
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subfamily
Taxon_Rank_Value: Sigmodontinae
Applicable_Common_Name: New World rats
Applicable_Common_Name: New world mice
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Oryzomys
Applicable_Common_Name: rice rats
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Orzsomys palustris
Applicable_Common_Name: marsh rice rat
Applicable_Common_Name: Rata-arrocera de pantano
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subspecies
Taxon_Rank_Value: Orzsomys palustris natator
Applicable_Common_Name: rice rat
Applicable_Common_Name: silver rice rat
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subspecies
Taxon_Rank_Value: Oryzomys argentatus (invalid)
Applicable_Common_Name: silver rice rat
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Sigmodon
Applicable_Common_Name: cotton rats
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Sigmodon hispidus
Applicable_Common_Name: hispid cotton rat
Applicable_Common_Name: Rata-algodonera crespa
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Reptilia
Applicable_Common_Name: reptiles
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Crocodilia
Applicable_Common_Name: alligators
Applicable_Common_Name: caimans
Applicable_Common_Name: crocodiles
Applicable_Common_Name: crocodilians
Applicable_Common_Name: gavials
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Alligatoridae
Applicable_Common_Name: alligators
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Allogator
Applicable_Common_Name: alligators
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Alligator mississippiensis
Applicable_Common_Name: alligator
Applicable_Common_Name: American alligator
Applicable_Common_Name: Florida alligator
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Aves
Applicable_Common_Name: birds
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ciconiiformes
Applicable_Common_Name: eagles
Applicable_Common_Name: hawks
Applicable_Common_Name: diurnal birds of prey
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Accipitridae
Applicable_Common_Name: eagles
Applicable_Common_Name: hawks
Applicable_Common_Name: kites
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Rostrhamus
Applicable_Common_Name: snail kites
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Rostrhamus sociabilis
Applicable_Common_Name: snail kite
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subspecies
Taxon_Rank_Value: Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus
Applicable_Common_Name: everglade snail kite
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Passeriformes
Applicable_Common_Name: perching birds
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Fringilidae
Applicable_Common_Name: sparrows
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ammodramus
Applicable_Common_Name: grassland sparrows
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ammodramus maritimus
Applicable_Common_Name: seaside sparrow
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subspecies
Taxon_Rank_Value: Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis
Applicable_Common_Name: Cape Sable seaside sparrow
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
These data are subject to change and are not citeable until reviewed and approved for official publication.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Michael S. Gaines
Contact_Organization: Department of Biology, University of Miami
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 249118
City: Coral Gables
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33124-0421
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305 284-5058
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: m.gaines@miami.edu
Data_Set_Credit:
Other project personnel include Don DeAngelis and Wolf M. Mooij.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
DeAngelis, D. L.

Gross. L.J.

Publication_Date: 2002
Title: The use of models for multi-scaled ecological monitoring
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Book chapter
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Covela, CA
Publisher: Island Press
Other_Citation_Details:
in Monitoring Ecosystems: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Evaluating Ecoregional Initiatives, eds. D. Busch and J. C. Trexler
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
DeAngelis, D. L.

Gross, Louis J.

Publication_Date: 1998
Title: Landscape modeling for Everglades ecosystem restoration
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Ecosystems
Issue_Identification: v. 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: New York, NY
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
DeAngelis, D. L.

Gross, L. J., Wolff, W. F., Fleming, D. M., Nott, M. P., Comiskey, E. J.

Publication_Date: 2000
Title:
Individual-based models on the landscape: applications to the Everglades
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Book chapter
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boca Raton, FL
Publisher: Lewis Publishers
Other_Citation_Details:
in Landscape Ecology: A Top-Down Approach

J. Sanderson and L. D. Harris, eds.

Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Mooij, William M.

Bennetts, Robert E.

Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Exploring the effect of drought extent and interval on the Florida snail kite: interplay between spatial and temporal scales
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Ecological Modelling
Issue_Identification: v. 149, no. 1-2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher: Elsevier Science B V
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
DeAngelis, D. L.

Mooij, W. M., Nott, M. P., Bennetts, R. E.

Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Individual-based models: The importance of variability among individuals
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Book chapter
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Covello, CA
Publisher: Island Press
Other_Citation_Details:
in Modeling in Natural Resource Management: Development, Interpretation, and Application

A. Franklin and T. Schenk, eds.

Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
DeAngelis, D. L.

Bellmund, S., Mooij, W. M., Nott, M. P., Comiskey, E. J., Gross, L. J., Wolff, W. F.

Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Modeling ecosystem and population dynamics on the South Florida hydroscape
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Book chapter
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Delray Beach, FL
Publisher: CRC Press
Other_Citation_Details:
in The Everglades, Florida Bay and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook

J. W. Porter and K. G. Porter, eds.


Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: unavailable
Completeness_Report: unavailable
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Certain species types in the Everglades may be good indicators of hydrologic change, but have been neglected in past performance measures. These include small mammals and amphibians. Here, essential field work will be done to study the effects of Everglades hydrology on small mammals, the silver rice rat (Oryzomys agentatus) and the cotton rat (Sigmidon hispidus) . Spatially explicit species index (SESI) models for both of these small mammal species will be developed as part of the ATLSS suite of models.

Field work on a few mammal species will be continued in Everglades National Park. This will follow up on several previous years of work. The new work will be directed at providing enough data to construct habitat suitability index (SESI) models for these species. Field work on a few mammal species, in particular , the silver rice rat (Oryzimys agentatus) and the cotton rat (Sigmidon hispidus), will be continued. The approach has been used for a number of species, including the snail kite, Cape Sable seaside sparrow, and American alligator.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Provide rapid support for CERP by producing output and interpretation of requested runs of ATLSS models

A Solaris Work station (Sun Blade 100, extra large) capable of simulating the ATLSS models is being purchased and technical support for the models provided. This will be housed and administered in the Department of Biology of the University of Miami. The ATLSS models will be installed in the work station.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The American crocodile individual-based model has been developed with the purpose of the model is to predict how the American crocodile population will respond to alterations in freshwater flow into the estuary habitat. In the working version of the model individuals grow, interact, breed and suffer mortality dependent upon a static hypothetical landscape, salinity, and interactions with other crocodiles. The most recent work has focused on creating a dynamic landscape dependent upon freshwater input. In support of this modeling effort, the American crocodile radio-tracking project seeks to test for salinity effects upon hatchlings.
Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Two of the key models developed under ATLSS are the spatially explicit models of the snail kite (EVERKITE) and the Cape Sable seaside sparrow (SIMSPAR). These models have been used, but validation of the models is still not as complete as desired. New data are now available on (1) the spatial distribution of nesting success of snail kites across many wetland habitat sites in southern and central Florida, and (2) the spatial distribution of Cape Sable sparrow nesting success. These date will be used to test the present versions of the models.

A validation software tool has been developed for use in comparing empirical data with ATLSS model output. It is being employed currently to test the Cape Sable seaside sparrow and snail kite models. This testing can be expanded when the South Florida Water Management Model 2000 calibration runs are available.

Process_Date: Not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Michael S. Gaines
Contact_Organization: Department of Biology, University of Miami
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 249118
City: Coral Gables
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33124-0421
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305 284-5058
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: m.gaines@miami.edu

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Everglades and Big Cypress region

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Michael S. Gaines
Contact_Organization: Department of Biology, University of Miami
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: P.O. Box 249118
City: Coral Gables
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33124-0421
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305 284-5058
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: m.gaines@miami.edu
Resource_Description: ATLSS models
Distribution_Liability: No warrantees are implied or explicit for the data
Standard_Order_Process:
Non-digital_Form:
Contact Michael Gaines or Don DeAngelis for more information about data from this project.
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070124
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata Part !: Biological Data Profile
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999

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