flexible, scalable data management & analytics for water professionals
Biology / Ecology
Managing plant and animal communities through rapid environmental change requires new approaches for identifying and adapting to novel ecological conditions. Climate change is expected to continue to cause stressful conditions for the majority of global biodiversity. Exact causes for population declines main remain unclear in the short-term, but not for long.
Finally users can track and evaluate ecological, water quality and hydrological data in a single information system.
This new approach to environmental and species monitoring can help identify crucial links to stressors and explain why populations are struggling. The ability to quickly view and analyze shifts in habitats and indirect food web effects is now possible. As ecological vulnerability and species response are better monitored, findings from advanced environmental research can inform adaptive management systems and emerging best practices for future sustainability.
More holistic analyses are no longer left to intuition as users realize new abilities to identify relevant inter-dependencies. Focused on restoration work? Capture and communicate trends in vegetation as well as fish and birds that are returning to the area.
The flexible data structure allows users to manage and inspect data as well as map or display findings with geographical reference to the sampling areas. Integrate this information for better collaboration with agencies that maintain flood protection and those that promote responsible recreational use of the same waterways.
The quantity and quality of water has a direct effect on ecosystems, both urbanized and undeveloped. To evaluate human impacts on the environment, an index of biotic integrity can be used to identify and classify water pollution problems. KISTERS' Ecology software streamlines the data management, integration and analysis from biosurveys. The result is a comprehensive view of the aquatic ecosystem for water utilities and environmental agencies at all levels.
From import of field notes into the integrated database to validation checks for errors or exceedance values, KISTERS technology supports multidisciplinary analyses of aquatic environments.