ECOPATH

ECOPATH is an aquatic ecosystem model for use in fisheries assessment as well as addressing environmental management questions. Relevant species are treated as a pool and linked to related species. Within a species, flows between age groups can be tracked in addition to predator-prey relationships.

Developer
NOAA
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to ecopath.org
Spatial Resolution
The spatial resolution is defined in the EcoSpace module. Grid cells are user defined and modeled flows and populations defined to move between grids (typically 20x20 grid map laid over the model space). The minimum scale should include the entire habitat area for the species of concern.
Temporal Resolution
Model simulation period extends over multiple years.
Outputs
Outputs include fish population dynamics, vegetative interactions, and other ecological outcomes.
Intended User
practitioner
Model Type
ecosystem
Inclusion of Climate Change
Model can run predictive scenarios into the future. It is assumed that climate change scenarios could be programmed through this functionality.
Geographic Region
generalized
Data Requirements
some data sets built in
Source Code Availability
open source
Dimensions
3d
Computational Burden
low
Scenario Modeling
scenarios by hand only
Coding Language
C/C++, FORTRAN, MATLAB, other: Delphi/Perl/Mathcad
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
numerical, optimization
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
1-Sep-19
User Manual
go to documentation at s3.amazonaws.com