From Data to End-to-End Models: 15 Years of Research to Describe the Dynamics of Exploited Marine Ecosystems in the Eastern Channel

  • Paul Marchal
  • Loïc Gasche
  • Raphaël Girardin
  • Olivier Le Pape
  • Martin Huret
  • Stéphanie Mahévas
  • Morgane Travers-Trolet
  • Sandrine Vaz
Conference paper

Abstract

Considerable research has been conducted in the past 15 years around the Eastern English Channel ecosystem. Data collected since the 1970s on the biotic and abiotic compartments have been collated and mapped out in the mid-2000. This spatially explicit information formed a sound basis to improve knowledge on, and model, the functioning and dynamics of key ecosystem compartments, with a focus on flatfish species and fisheries and their interactions with other sectors of activity (aggregate extractions, maritime traffic). The more recent ongoing works are dedicated to the integration of those processes into several complementary end-to-end ecosystem models.

Keywords

Eastern English Channel Flatfish Spatial analyses Ecosystem modelling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Marchal
    • 1
  • Loïc Gasche
    • 2
  • Raphaël Girardin
    • 1
  • Olivier Le Pape
    • 3
  • Martin Huret
    • 4
  • Stéphanie Mahévas
    • 2
  • Morgane Travers-Trolet
    • 1
  • Sandrine Vaz
    • 5
  1. 1.Ifremer, Unité Halieutique de Manche mer du NordBoulogne-sur-mer CedexFrance
  2. 2.Ifremer, Unité Ecologie et Modèles pour l’HalieutiqueNantes Cedex 03France
  3. 3.AgrocampusOuest, UMR985ESE Ecologie et santé des écosystèmesRennesFrance
  4. 4.Ifremer, Unité Sciences et Technologies HalieutiquesPlouzanéFrance
  5. 5.Ifremer, Unité Halieutique de MéditerranéeSèteFrance

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