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Title: Preparing inputs for new applications of the TernCOLONY simulation model
Authors: Dredging Operations Technical Support Program (U.S.)
Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)
Lang, Railsback, and Associates.
American Bird Conservancy.
Lott, Casey A.
Valente, Jonathon J.
Fischer, Richard A., Jr., 1964-
Sheppard, Colin
Keywords: Least Tern
Least Tern reproduction
Habitat and flow datasets
ODD protocol for models
Reproduction model
Computer programs
Simulation model
Dredging Operations and Technical Support
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/EL TR ; 12-32.
Description: Technical report
Abstract: The TernCOLONY simulation model is an individual-based model of Least Tern reproduction that was developed to better understand how reservoir operations (and other management activities) affect Least Tern breeding populations on large rivers. This document provides practical guidance for those wishing to implement this model in a new region. Specifically, this document provides guidance concerning how to prepare the tabular inputs that are necessary to import required site-specific data on habitat, flows, and bird populations into the relational database that manages TernCOLONY’s inputs and outputs. This document is a technical, step-by step guide to fulfilling this basic objective. For more information on the model itself, please visit the model’s website at
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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