Habitat modelling

  Habitat modelling

The overall objective for environmental protection is to ensure a healthy wildlife population in our surroundings. Often we have to prioritise our effort for improving environmental condition or for ensuring minimum environmental effects. This require quantification of effect on population of fish, invertebrate animals and vegetation from different environmental pressures.

The MIKE 11 Habitat model is developed as a tool for this purpose. The MIKE 11 Habitat model describes the potential habitat development and the combined effect of physical and chemical changes on wildlife populations. The tool can be used to distinguish effects on populations from e.g. changed flow pattern, pollution with different xenobiotics (e.g. pesticides), organic pollution and oxygen deficit.

MIKE 11 Habitat combines the principles of the existing habitat models with water quality variables and population dynamics. A more detailed description can be viewed in pdf format.

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DHI Water & Environment
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