Cold-water coral modeller

Cold-water coral modeller is a simple, easy to use program that allows users to generate habitat suitability maps to predict the presence of L. pertusa (more species coming soon!) in new geographic areas. The only data you need to start with is the bathymetry of your site. This data can be at any spatial scale, but smaller scales generally provide more accurate maps. Use the manual (download link below) and any GIS program to derive some basic topographic layers from this bathymetry. Once you have exported these layers from GIS, they should be ready to import into the program. You will also need to download the Maxent modelling program (link below). Please feel free to contact me with any issues (but read the manual first!)

Downloads:

Cold-water Coral Modeller v1.0

Manual v1.0

Maxent

Lambdas Files