Joint Ecosystem Modeling

Alligator Model

Alligator photo by Elise Pearlstine
Photo by Elise Pearlstine

The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) production model updates concepts from existing HSI models with an updated literature review and expert workshops. The overall production index is the geometric mean of 5 components: available habitat, breeding potential, courtship and mating, nest building, and nest flooding.


Alligator Suitability Models on habitat, breeding, courtship
             and mating, nest building, and nest flooding
1979 FWO hydrology alternative. Left to Right and Top to Bottom:Habitat, Breeding, Courtship & Mating, Nest Building, Nest Flooding, Overall Suitability