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Title: Digital discovery of ephemeral ponds
Authors: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Westervelt, James D.
Keywords: GRASS
Land management
Simulation modeling
Computer programs
Computer applications
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The US Endangered Species Act requires Federal agency land owners, including military installations, to manage their lands in a manner that enhances the survival of Federally listed species. Many species become at risk due to the loss of “ephemeral ponds,” depressions in the landscape that occasionally become ponds after sufficient rainfall. This report developed a modeling approach using the Geographic Resources Analysis Support System Geographic Information System (GRASS GIS) software, augmented with a NetLogo-based model to add behavior to those ponds within the NetLogo spatially explicit simulation-modeling environment. This tool will allow installation land managers to quickly and accurately locate and measure ephemeral ponds to support species that rely on that environment for breeding.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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