Joint Ecosystem Modeling


The endangered Everglades snail kite has an almost exclusive diet of freshwater apple snails (Pomacea paludosa). The persistence of these apple snails depends largely on hydrologic regime and temperature. We have developed a size-structured population model to simulate the response of apple snails to a range of water conditions that include timing, frequency, duration, all of which are important in Greater Everglades restoration decision making.

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