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IAN Integration and Application Network Conceptual Diagrams

The IAN symbol libraries contain over 1500 custom-made vector symbols (in 32 categories) designed specifically for enhancing science communication skills. The libraries are designed primarily for use with Adobe Illustrator (requires version 10 or better), however we also offer eps and svg versions for non-Illustrator users.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

SLEUTH

The SLEUTH model, also known as the Clarke Cellular Automata Urban Growth Model or as the Clarke Urban Growth Model, is intended to simulate urban growth in order to aid in understanding of how expanding urban areas consume their surrounding land, and the environmental impact this has on the local environment.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

What If? 2.0

What if? 2.0 can be used to prepare long-term land use, population, and employment projections for census tracts and user-defined areas such as political jurisdictions and traffic analysis zones.

Tool Type:
Comprehensive Process
Tool Cost:
>$500
Keyword(s):
city planning,
community planning,
gis,
land use planning

CommunityViz

CommunityViz is advanced yet easy-to-use GIS software designed to help people visualize, analyze and communicate about important land-use decisions. Operating as an extension to ESRI’s ArcGIS platform, CommunityViz offers:

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
$100-$500
Keyword(s):
3-d,
analysis,
data,
gis,
mapping,
software,
visualization

InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs)

The purpose of InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs) is to evaluate how human activities and climate change affect production and value of terrestrial and marine ecosystem services.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free
Keyword(s):
ecosystem services,
marine,
terrestrial,
tradeoffs,
valuation

AQUATOX

AQUATOX is a mechanistic simulation model for aquatic systems. AQUATOX predicts the fate of various pollutants, such as nutrients and organic chemicals, and their effects on the ecosystem, including fish, invertebrates, and aquatic plants.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

DNDC- Denitrification Decomposition model

DNDC (i.e., DeNitrification-DeComposition) is a computer simulation model of carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry in agro-ecosystems. The model can be used for predicting crop growth, soil temperature and moisture regimes, soil carbon dynamics, nitrogen leaching, and emissions of trace gases including nitrous oxide (N2O), nitric oxide (NO), dinitrogen (N2), ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2).

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Software/Web Tool
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e-Estuary

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is developing e-Estuary, a decision-support system for coastal management. E-Estuary has three elements: an estuarine geo-referenced relational database, associated estuarine and watershed GIS coverages, and tools to support decision-making.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free

EcoWin 2000 (E2K)

E2K makes use of an object-oriented programming (OOP) approach to implement ecological models for aquatic systems. The basic underlying structure is that of a spatial (1D, 2D and 3D) framework of boxes, within each of which the relevant biogeochemistry and population dynamics are resolved.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Varies with application

EcoGIS

The EcoGIS project is developing a set of GIS tools to better enable both fisheries scientists and managers to adopt ecosystem approaches to fisheries management.

Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Tool Cost:
Free