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We have just added a data set to the website to help out our users. All of the network data from each of the four different ecosystems have been combined into one Excel file for easier use:

This is the University of Maryland's contribution to the ATLSS project. ATLSS is an attempt to simulate the interactions of the various elements of south Florida's wetland biotic communities within the framework of a single, encompassing model.

In the subsequent pages, we provide a variety of information regarding the ecosystems of the Everglades of south Florida. The primary function of these pages is to serve as a presentation of the data compiled in our network analyses of the four primary ecosystem types of south Florida, listed to the left.

These pages are an attempt to explain the interactions of the resident organisms of the Everglades. Use the menus on the left to navigate deeper into this site to help answer your questions about the flora and fauna of south Florida. Each subsequent layer of pages offers more detail about specific components of these ecosystems. For instance, this site can provide you with information from the seasonal biomass of eelgrass in Florida Bay to how much deer the Florida panther consumes. We also provide detailed accounts of how we arrived at these estimates and an extensive list of references to further help your understanding of the south Florida ecosystems.The navigation aids will guide you through the four ecosystems we have examined, providing a wealth of quantitative information within a descriptive framework that gives all these numbers a little bit of "life."

Please check our What's New section to keep abreast of our current endeavors, and our Links to see what other researchers are doing in south Florida. Also, you can find out more about the people who put this research together documented in these pages.



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