The Everglades Landscape Model (ELM) is an integrated ecological assessment tool designed to understand and predict the relative response of the landscape to different water management scenarios. In simulating changes to habitat distributions, the ELM dynamically integrates water management, hydrology, water quality, soils, periphyton, and vegetation in the Everglades region.
The model has been used as a research tool to better understand the ecosystem dynamics of the Everglades, and applications have been used to evaluate the relative ecological performance of alternative management scenarios. This Open Source model application has been calibrated/validated, and reviewed via journal publications, an independent panel of experts, and the CERP Interagency Modeling Center.
For more information, please visit the EcoLandMod web site.