EPA Resources for Ecosystems Research

Researchers are developing sophisticated models and tools that are used to better understand and protect ecosystems and ecosystem services across the nation. These tools provide valuable data and information that can be used by communities, other agencies, and non-governmental organizations to make informed decisions on interactions dealing with ecosystems.

Related Resources

Decision Support Tools

  • Eco-Health Relationship Browser
    An interactive tool that provides information about several of our nation's major ecosystems, the services they provide, and how those services, or their degradation and loss, may affect people.
  • EnviroAtlas
    A collection of interactive tools and resources that allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services.
  • Sanitary Sewer Overflow Analysis & Planning (SSOAP) Toolbox
    A suite of computer software tools used for the quantification of RDII and help capacity analysis and condition assessment of sanitary sewer systems.
  • Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)
    A dynamic hydrology-hydraulic-water quality simulation model.
  • System for Urban Stormwater Treatment and Analysis Integration (SUSTAIN)
    A decision support system developed to assist stormwater management professionals in developing implementation plans for flow and pollution control to protect source waters and meet water quality goals and assist watershed and stormwater practitioners to develop, evaluate, and select optimal BMP combinations at various watershed scales on the basis of cost and effectiveness.

Models and Databases