Ecopath with Ecosim as a model-building toolbox: Source code capabilities, extensions, and variations

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Steenbeek J., Buszowski J., Christensen V., Akoglu E., Aydin K., Ellis N., ...More

ECOLOGICAL MODELLING, vol.319, pp.178-189, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 319
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.06.031
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-189
  • Keywords: Food web model, Ecopath with Ecosim, Ecosystem, Fisheries, Open source software, Model interoperability, FOOD-WEB MODEL, MANAGEMENT OPTIONS, EXPLOITED ECOSYSTEMS, FISHERIES, DYNAMICS, IMPACTS, GULF
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Ecopath with Ecosim (EWE) is a widely applied food web model that is mostly known as desktop software for the Microsoft Windows platform. The freely available Microsoft.NET source code of EwE, however, provides a range of possibilities to use the model in different ways, to customize and extend the model, and to execute the model on different operating systems.