Use of coastal and estuarine food web models in politics and management: The need for an entire ecosystem approach to prevent crises
Aim of the workshop
The course aims to increase the understanding of food web model indicators. We will discuss and share ideas how to improve food web modeling and how to apply its various results to integrated ecosystem-based management.
25th Sept. 2017 – 27th Sept. 2017
Registration is CLOSED
Wadden Sea Station on Sylt of the Alfred- Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung.
The course is on a volunteer basis and has no further expenses out of accommodation and travel.
Sylt is a popular holiday island and September is still an attractive month for tourists to come here. We therefore recommend booking an accommodation as soon as possible.
Students are welcome to stay in our guesthouse “Möbius”. For more information please contact Annabell Mitzel.
Further possibilities for accommodation close to the institute could be found here.
- Prof. Dr. Dan Baird (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
- Torsten Berg (MariLim, Germany)
- Prof. Dr. Stuart Borrett (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA)
- Prof. Dr. Victor de Jonge (University of Hull, The Netherlands)
- Prof. Dr. Brian Fath (Towson University, USA)
- Dr. Nathalie Niquil (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France)
- Dr. Ursula Scharler (University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa)
Welcome at the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Wadden Sea Station Sylt
Why are we doing this workshop?
U. Schückel, S. Horn
1. Introduction to the workshop
The use of coastal and estuarine food web models in politics and management
Bibliometric Review and Synthesis of Ecological Network Analysis (2010-2016)
S. R. Borrett, J. Moody, L. Sheble, E. Anway
Ecological Network Analysis: comparative or benchmark metrics?
Assessment of ecosystem function by means of Ecological Network Analysis
2. Presentation of Case Studies and food web methodology
Tracking the data provenance for multilayer network modeling and analysis of foodwebs
M.K. Lau and A.M. Ellison
Developing a Modelling Framework for Understanding Complex Estuarine Food webs using R packages LIM and enaR
C. Waspe, U. Scharler, R. Mahabir
Utilization of trophic marker data to constrain theoretical food web models. Case study of a seagrass bed ecosystem model
M. Haraldsson, S.R. Pacella, P. Richard, D. Philips, T. H. De Witt, N. Niquil, B. Lebreton
The Role of Mesozooplankton within a South African Estuarine Foodweb
C. D. Garvie, U. M. Scharler, H. L. Jerling
Relationships between meiofauna and food source properties in soft-bottom coastal habitats
L. van der Heijden, J. Rzeznik-Orignac, R. Asmus, R, M. Graeve, N. Niquil,Q. Bernier, D. Fichet, M. Bréret, M, P. Kadel, L. Beaugeard,H. Asmus, H, B. Lebreton
3. Presentation of Case Studies
Examples of network applications
|13:15-13:30||Seasonal dynamics and functioning of the Sylt-Rømø Bight, Northern Wadden Sea||C.de la Vega, S. Horn, D. Baird, D. Hines, S. Borrett, R. Asmus, H. Asmus|
Are grey seals exerting a top-down control in the Baltic Sea?
Impact of submerged vegetation on matter fluxes in shallow coastal lagoons of the Baltic Sea
M. Paar, I. Blindow
Developing an ecosystem-based approach to define the ecological carrying capacity of bivalve aquaculture
L. C. Kluger, M. Wolff
Do birds influence the structure and functioning of coastal food webs?
S. Horn, C. de la Vega, R. Asmus, P. Schwemmer, L. Enners, S. Garthe, H. Asmus
4. Round table discussions
Dinner in Restaurant Königshafen
Presentation of working groups
5. From science to management
Food web modeling in ecosystem-based management
A history of functioning indicators proposed to OSPAR illustrated with the case study of the offshore wind farm in the Bay of Seine. What is next: connecting ecological and social network analyses?
N. Niquil, A. Raoux, G. Safi, G. Halouani, J.--C. Dauvin, C. Mazé
ENA methodology with special focus on ENA indices – Ascendency
Implementing EU Directives by connecting structure indicators and functioning indicators to assess coastal and estuarine ecosystems unambiguously
V. N. de Jonge
Indicators and assessment systems: caught between policy and science
6. Presentation of Case Studies Nature conservation strategies
An ecological network approach to retrospectively analyse and forecast multilevel health impacts of anthropogenic stressors on the Baltic Sea ecosystem
I. Eulaers, T. Härkönen, J.-P. Desforges, K. Hårding, F.F. Rigét, U. Siebert, M. Tange Olsen, C. Sonne, R. Dietz
How can we assess food webs? – Ideas from a user perspective
U. Schückel et al.
Getting grip on the ENA implementation gap: What public administration theory and practice can teach us
7. Round table discussion
Application and Management
Poster session with coffee
Buffet in the Wadden Sea Station
Discussion on outcomes and recommendations for science and management
Dr. Ulrike Schückel
Landesbetrieb für Küstenschutz, Nationalpark und Meeresschutz Schleswig-Holstein
Phone: +49 (0) 4861 616-50