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Who eats whom: Operational food-web indicators for marine ecosystems

Published: 30 March 2017
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A global perspective on operational food-web indicators for marine ecosystems to sustain the development of an Ecosystem-Based Management for healthy oceans brought together experts from around the world to evaluate food-web indicators that represent both structural, functional, and resilience aspects of ecosystem dynamics


Food-web indicators that were linked to the resilience of marine ecosystem need further development; while for example primary production required to sustain fishery, and integrated trophic indicators, were among the operational food-web indicators included in the final selection.


The results from the study Towards ecosystem-based management: identifying operational food-web indicators for marine ecosystems, with SLU Aqua participation are published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science.


Andrea Belgrano, Researcher
Department of Aquatic Resources, Institute of Marine Research, Population Dynamics Unit, SLU, +46 (0)70-843 35 26      

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