EcoService Models Library (ESML)
The ideal EM for use in a given situation would require a level of effort and expertise appropriate to the user’s capabilities and requirements. A model’s feasibility of use may be reflected by ESML descriptors for its degree of use and support and the type and number of predictor variables for which data will be required, as well as the required temporal and spatial resolution of those data.
If you select to Compare EMs by EM Descriptors by Modeling Concepts, there is data on 'indications of wide use and support' as well as data on 'demands associated with supplying predictor variable data.'
View the ESML Data Map to see a full listing of ESML descriptors.