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The Use of Telescoping Spatial Scales to Capture Inshore to Slope Dynamics in Marine Ecosystem Modeling


Johnson, P and Fulton, E and Smith, DC and Jenkins, GP and Barrett, N, The Use of Telescoping Spatial Scales to Capture Inshore to Slope Dynamics in Marine Ecosystem Modeling, Natural Resource Modeling, 24, (3) pp. 335-364. ISSN 0890-8575 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1939-7445.2011.00094.x


Ecosystem processes function at many scales, and capturing these processes is a challenge for ecosystem models. Nevertheless, it is a necessary step for considering many management issues pertaining to shelf and coastal systems. In this paper, we explore one method of modeling large areas with a focus at a range of scales. We develop an ecosystem model that can be used for strategic management decision support by modeling the waters off southeastern Australia using a polygon telescoping approach, which incorporates finescale detail at the coastal zone, increasing in scale to a very coarse scale in the offshore areas. This telescoping technique is a useful tool for incorporating a wide range of habitats at different scales into a single model.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ecosystem model; spatial structure; Atlantis; model complexity; management strategy evaluation; ecosystem-based management
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Fulton, E (Dr Elizabeth Fulton)
UTAS Author:Barrett, N (Associate Professor Neville Barrett)
ID Code:78318
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2012-06-21
Last Modified:2018-02-16

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