The Everglades Vulnerability Analysis: Integrating Ecological Models and Addressing Uncertainty
The Everglades vulnerability analysis (EVA) is a project led by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Park Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to accomplish one of the science goals of Restoration Coordination & Verification (RECOVER), a multiagency group responsible for providing scientific and technical evaluations and assessments for improving the ability of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan to restore, preserve, and protect the south Florida ecosystem while providing for the region’s other water-related needs. In 2016, RECOVER acknowledged the need for a tool that could synthesize the decades of Everglades ecosystem science and identify areas vulnerable to changing conditions on the landscape. The EVA tool answers this need through a landscape-scale modeling framework that provides annual responses and relative vulnerability for a suite of indicators of Everglades ecosystem health.
D’Acunto, L.E., Romañach, S.S., Haider, S.M., Hackett, C.E., Nestler, J.H., Shinde, D., and Pearlstine, L.G., 2021, The Everglades vulnerability analysis—Integrating ecological models and addressing uncertainty: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2021–3033, 4 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20213033.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
Table of Contents
- The Role of Ecological Models in Everglades Decision Making
- What Is the Everglades Vulnerability Analysis?
- Modeling Framework
- Data Flexibility
- Future Directions
- References Cited
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||The Everglades vulnerability analysis—Integrating ecological models and addressing uncertainty|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|