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Atlantis Ecosystem Model Summit: Report from a workshop


Weijerman, M and Link, JS and Fulton, EA and Olsen, E and Townsend, H and Gaichas, S and Skern-Mauritzen, M and Kaplan, IC and Gamble, R and Fay, G and Savina, M and Ainsworth, C and Van Putten, I and Gorton, R and Brainard, R and Larsen, K and Hutton, T and Hansen, C, Atlantis Ecosystem Model Summit: Report from a workshop, Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology, 335 pp. 35-38. ISSN 0304-3800 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.05.007


Ecosystem models can be used to understand the cumulative impacts of human pressures and environmental drivers on ecosystem structure and dynamics. Predictive modeling can show how management can influence those dynamics and structures and the ecosystem services these systems provide. Many nations and intergovernmental organizations are advocating for ecosystem-based management, often with a specific emphasis to evaluate various future management strategies. Atlantis is an end-to-end ecosystem model that is well suited for this task and has so far been developed for more than 30 diverse marine ecosystems worldwide. To provide a better understanding of the current modeling work, elicit wider interest, and foster collaboration within the Atlantis community, the first international Atlantis Summit was convened in December 2015. The main outcomes from this workshop included a clearer framework and infrastructure for model development and collaboration; the opportunity to perform common scenarios with a range of Atlantis models to analyze ecosystem responses to environmental and management-based perturbations; and the use of Atlantis as a test case for exploring the performance of single species, multispecies, and trophic food web models at an international level.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:ecosystem-based models, Atlantis Summit, management, strategy evaluation, meeting report
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological applications
Research Field:Ecosystem function
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Fulton, EA (Dr Elizabeth Fulton)
UTAS Author:Van Putten, I (Dr Ingrid Van Putten)
ID Code:118321
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Directorate
Deposited On:2017-07-10
Last Modified:2017-07-10

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