Objectives, Deliverables, Milestones
The overall goal of the “Ecosystem Modelling” workpackage is to provide standardized ecosystem models for all selected ecosystems.
1. Compile and make available all data relevant for the construction of models for the selected LMEs;
2. Construct standardized ecosystem models;
3. Work closely with WP 5 on the size and placement of protected areas; explore patterns of response of impacted ecosystems, testing hypothesis on resilience and impact of fisheries on ecosystems.
4. Contribute to the exploration of ecosystem attributes in a two levels strategy, one within each model exploring impact of fishing, compatibility of conservation and exploitation under sustainable use of the ecosystems, resilience, among others. The second level will be a meta-analysis, searching patterns of response of aquatic ecosystems (to human activities, ecosystem attributes, structural and functional behaviour, etc...).
Description of work
Standardized ecosystem models for all selected ecosystems will be provided with the objective to compile and make available (through WP 1) all data relevant for model construction. Work closely with WP 5 on the size and placement of protected areas. Some simulation scenarios and hypotheses will be tested through the models involving aspects such as biodiversity conservation and fisheries conflicts, impact of fisheries on the ecosystems, resilience, fisheries management, meta-analysis and search for patterns of ecosystem response.
All WP participants will contribute to all deliverables.
||WP members, representatives of WP1 and 5
||First workshop to define and distribute tasks such as selection and assignment of ecosystems to be modelled
||WP members; representatives of other WPs
||Second workshop to start service function for other WPs, construct ecosystem models
||WP members; representatives of other WPs,
||Third workshop to construct ecosystem models
||WP members, representatives of WPs 1,3,5,8,9;
||Forth workshop to present ecosystem models, prepare meta-analysis