Overkoepelend project: Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence, meer
Periode: April 2005 tot December 2008
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- Technical University of Denmark; Danish Institute for Fisheries Research (DIFRES), meer, partner
- Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), meer, partner
- Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), meer, partner
- Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd (EcoServe), meer, partner
- University of the Azores; Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP), meer, partner
- Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research; Wadden Sea Station Sylt (AWI-Sylt), meer, partner
- The Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science; The Laboratory, meer, partner
- Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel; Marine Ecology Division; Fishery Biology section, meer, partner
- University of Groningen; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie, meer, partner
- University of Hull; Maritime Historical Studies Centre (MHSC), meer, partner
- University of Southern Denmark; Centre for Maritime and Regional Studies (CMRS), meer, partner
- Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science; Lowesoft Laboratory, meer, partner
- Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA), meer, partner
- Bangor University; School of Ocean Sciences, meer, partner
- Institute of Marine Research (IMR), meer, partner
- University of Tartu; Estonian Marine Institute (EMI), meer, partner
- Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries; Laboratory of Ichthyology and Coastal Fishery, meer, partner
- Nederlands Instituut voor Visserij Onderzoek (RIVO), meer, partner
- University of Salento; Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e Ambientali; National Interuniversity Consortium For Marine Sciences; Laboratory of Zoology and Marine Biology (LZMB), meer, partner
- University of St Andrews; Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU), meer, partner
1. Detect and identify mechanisms of large-scale and long-term change in biodiversity of fish and other exploited species (e. g., scallops, lobsters).
2. Predict consequences of changes in biodiversity of fish and other exploited communities on ecosystem
functioning and human societies.
Description of work
Description of the work divided in tasks (long term approaches) that can be subdivided in deliverables and/or
milestones in subsequent sections.
Task 1. Develop methodologies for measuring and predicting biodiversity changes in fish populations and
Task 2. Develop a meta-database of research surveys for fish abundance/biodiversity estimates.
Task 3. Publish a book for scientific professionals on MARBEF activities in fish biodiversity.
Task 4. Conduct regional activities (e. g., data entry, database preparation, statistical and modelling analyses, write papers) that support the scientific basis for documenting large-scale change in fish biodiversity and effects on ecosystem structure and functioning.
Task 5. Conduct workshops and training courses.
-workshop on “Trajectories of European marine biodiversity”.
-workshop on “Ecosystem functioning relevant to fish biodiversity and fisheries”.
-workshop on “ Comparison of biological and socio-economic drivers of change in fish biodiversity and fisheries”.
-training course on “Methods for describing biodiversity change in fish populations and communities”.
Task 6. Provide advice to international and national agencies and policy-makers (e. g., ICES, EU, EEA) on
topics related to biodiversity of fish and exploited species.
Task 7. Conduct public outreach activities.
Task 8. Coordination and management of project.