We also utilise other ecological modelling tools such as Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in order to assist us with ecological modelling.
The SWAT model was developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and is a river basin scale model developed to quantify the impact of land management practices in large, complex watersheds.
The SWAT model can be used to simulate nutrient inputs from agricultural and urban sources, incorporating processes such as vegetation growth, river flow, soil erosion and nutrient transport from fields and wastewater discharge points into the water body.
SWAT allows us to investigate scenarios of climate, land use and agricultural management changes in order to predict consequences for water discharge, as well as nutrient and sediment loading to water bodies.
We are able to interpret and apply to the SWAT model to a variety of scenarios.
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