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State-and-Transition Simulation Model of Buffelgrass in Saguaro National Park (2014-2044)

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Start Date
2014
End Date
2050

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Jarnevich, C.S., Cullinan, T.C., Young, N., Backer, D., Cline, S., Frid, L., and Grissom, P., 2019, State-and-Transition Simulation Model of Buffelgrass in Saguaro National Park (2014-2044): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9ZBX43T.

Summary

This is a spatially-explicit state-and-transition simulation model of buffelgrass dynamics in Saguaro National Park. Buffelgrass is an invasive grass spreading in the park. The model represents uninvaded and invaded parts of the desert ecosystem including transition pathways related to management activities and includes a connection to a fire behavior model. The model was built using the ST-Sim software platform linked to the FARSITE fire behavior model. The St-SIM file structure includes three components: 1) Buffelgrass.ssim.input folder that houses the input files used by St-SIM, 2) the Buffelgrass.ssim.output folder which houses the scenario outputs used by St-SIM for visualization and export of data, and 3) Buffelgrass.ssim file [...]

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Buffelgrass.ssim.xml
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SNP buffelgrass without fire.zip 104.9 MB
SNP RMD buffelgrass with fire.zip 570.67 MB
SNP TMD buffelgrass with fire.zip 371.29 MB

Purpose

This model was co-designed with resource management partners to support evaluation of buffelgrass in Saguaro National Park.

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  • Fort Collins Science Center (FORT)
  • USGS Data Release Products

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