Ecological Modeling - Miller Ecological Consultants
Ecological modeling can incorporate both physical and biological processes to model the interrelationships between individual components of the ecosystem. Ecological modeling can be an effective tool for administrators/decision makers who need to critically evaluate multiple management alternatives in complex systems. Miller Ecological Consultants, Inc. has developed ecological models for evaluation of land-use and management alternatives on aquatic ecosystems.
• Endangered species evaluations
• Population carrying capacity evaluations
• Trophic interactions
• Non-game native species evaluations
• Resource management evaluations
Applications for ecological modeling include determining population carrying capacity estimates, assessing the relative importance and quantifying trophic level linkages, and quantifying impacts of land-use practices on water quality and biological components.
Large scale ecological modeling of complex systems may require a team of scientists from both physical and biological disciplines. The majority of modeling can be conducted in-house; however, MEC maintains professional contacts with scientists in the private and public sectors who can contribute to an ecological modeling effort should the need arise.
Miller Ecological Consultants, Inc. is capable of developing site-specific software tailored to specific projects or analysis situations.