Susan M. Cuddy

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Several modern development environments allow executable components, such as hydrologic models, to carry Metadata describing the properties and capabilities of the components. These metadata may be restricted to the names of properties, and their respective data types, or may extend to other information, such as classification of properties (eg. input or(More)
Modelling frameworks provide models with support components that handle tasks such as visualisation, data management and model integration. Within these broad requirements different approaches to framework development are possible. Tarsier is a modelling framework that supports the development of models in a high level language, such as C++. This approach(More)
Despite the perceived value of DSS in informing environmental and natural resource management, DSS tools often fail to be adopted by intended end users. By drawing together the experience of a global group of EDSS developers, we have identified and assessed key challenges in EDSS development and offer recommendations to resolve them. Challenges related to(More)
We describe an Environmental Management Support System (EMSS) developed to manage water quality across the south-east Queensland region. It predicts daily runoff, and daily loads of total suspended sediment, total nitrogen and total phosphorous from 175 different sub-catchments within the 22,670 km region. The model predictions are sensitive to changes in(More)
A move towards the development of lean, issue-focused interfaces is being explored to provide a rapid delivery mechanism to transfer catchment science to managers and custodians. This approach is a move away from development of large decision support systems which attempt to anticipate a myriad of management questions. It relies on having a modelling system(More)
Of concern to the environmental modelling community is the proliferation of individual, and individualistic, models and the time associated with common model development tasks such as data transformation, coding of models, and visualisation. One way of addressing this problem is the adoption of modelling frameworks. These frameworks, or environments,(More)
Globally wetlands are increasingly under threat due to changes in water regimes as a result of river regulation and climate change. We developed the Exploring CLimAte Impacts on Management (EXCLAIM) decision support system (DSS), which simulates flow-driven habitat condition for 16 vegetation species, 13 waterbird species and 4 fish groups in the Macquarie(More)