Joint Ecosystem Modeling

Crayfish Model

Crayfish comprise a large fraction of the mid-trophic-level biomass in the Greater Everglades ecosystem and have been linked by dietary importance to the success of wading birds and other fauna. The ability to predict the spatial and temporal dynamics of crayfish is important for scientists and natural resource managers to evaluate the potential hydrologic scenarios for Greater Everglades restoration. We have developed two Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) models for Everglades crayfish (Procambarus alleni) and Slough crayfish (Procambarus fallax).