"Comparative analysis of European marine ecosystem reorganizations – a large scale approach to develop the basis for an ecosystem-based management of marine resources"
2010-11-01 - 2010-11-05
Hamburg, Germany

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EUR-OCEANS Foresight Workshop (FWS) on "Comparative analysis of European marine ecosystem reorganizations – a largescale approach to develop the basis for an ecosystem-based management of marine resource" gathers invited researchers only. The focus is analysis of synchronies between major ecological changes in various ecosystems, thereby identifying direct and indirect effects of climatic and anthropogenic drivers as well as mediator mechanisms.

Methods: The analysis will rely on a number of statistical methods (PCA, GLM, GAM, AIC, GAMM).

This FWS has two major objectives:
* Development of strategies and methodologies for comparative analyses that can be applied consistently across spatial and temporal scales and ecosystems.

* To develop a science plan (e.g. for a EUR-OCEANS flagship or other European Union scientific calls) for the investigation of marine ecosystem reorganizations, especially directed towards the development of ecosystem-based management strategies of living marine resources.

Foreseen outputs:
* a review paper summarizing the results of the meta‐analysis of regime shifts in European marine ecosystems
* a science plan for future investigations on marine ecosystem reorganizations directed towards developing ecosystem‐based management strategies for the European Seas.

Participation will be by invitation only. Contact: Christian Möllmann or EUR-OCEANS project office.

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