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.

 

Date

25th Sept. 2017 – 27th Sept. 2017

 

Registration

Registration is CLOSED 

Please contact Dr. Ulrike Schückel or Dr. Sabine Horn to sign up for the workshop.

 

 

Location

Wadden Sea Station on Sylt of the Alfred- Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung.

 

 

 

 

Costs

The course is on a volunteer basis and has no further expenses out of accommodation and travel.

 

 

Accomodation

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.

 

Program

Invited speaker

  • 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)

Monday: 25.09.2017

09:00-09:15

Welcome at the Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung, Wadden Sea Station Sylt

K.H. Wiltshire

09:15-09:25

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

09:25-09:45

Bibliometric Review and Synthesis of Ecological Network Analysis (2010-2016)

S. R. Borrett, J. Moody, L. Sheble, E. Anway

09:45-10:10

Ecological Network Analysis: comparative or benchmark metrics?

B.D. Fath

10:10-10:35

Assessment of ecosystem function by means of Ecological Network Analysis

D. Baird

10:35-11:00

Coffee break

2. Presentation of  Case Studies and food web methodology

11:00-11:15

Tracking the data provenance for multilayer network modeling and analysis of foodwebs

M.K. Lau and A.M. Ellison

11:15-11:30

Developing a Modelling Framework for Understanding Complex Estuarine Food webs using R packages LIM and enaR

C. Waspe, U. Scharler, R. Mahabir

11:30-11:45

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

11:45-12:00

The Role of Mesozooplankton within a South African Estuarine Foodweb

C. D. Garvie, U. M. Scharler, H. L. Jerling

12:00-12:15

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

12:15-13:15

Lunch

3. Presentation of  Case Studies 

Examples of network applications

13:15-13:30Seasonal 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   

13:30-13:45

Are grey seals exerting a top-down control in the Baltic Sea?   

D. Costalago

13:45-14:00

Impact of submerged vegetation on matter fluxes in shallow coastal lagoons of the Baltic Sea   

M. Paar, I. Blindow

14:00-14:15

Developing an ecosystem-based approach to define the ecological carrying capacity of bivalve aquaculture

L. C. Kluger, M. Wolff

14:15-14:30

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

14:30-15:00

General discussion

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-17:30

4. Round table discussions

19:00

Dinner in Restaurant Königshafen

Tuesday: 26.09.2017

09:00-10:00

Presentation of working groups 

10:00-10:30

Coffee break

 

5.  From science to management

Food web modeling in ecosystem-based management   

10:30-10:55

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  

10:55-11:20

ENA methodology with special focus on ENA indices – Ascendency

U. Scharler

11:20-11:45

Implementing EU Directives by connecting structure indicators and functioning indicators to assess coastal and estuarine ecosystems unambiguously

V. N. de Jonge

11:45-12:10

Indicators and assessment systems: caught between policy and science

T. Berg

12:10-13:10

Lunch

 

 

 

6. Presentation of  Case Studies Nature conservation strategies

13:10-13:25

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

13:25-13:40

How can we assess food webs? – Ideas from a user perspective

U. Schückel et al.

13:40-13:55

Getting grip on the ENA implementation gap: What public administration theory and practice can teach us

D. Giebels

13:55-18:00

7. Round table discussion

Application and Management

15:00-15:30

Poster session with coffee

19:00

Buffet in the Wadden Sea Station

Wednesday: 27.09.2017

09:00-12:00

Discussion on outcomes and recommendations for science and management

12:00

Departure

  

Contact persons

Dr. Ulrike Schückel

Landesbetrieb für Küstenschutz, Nationalpark und Meeresschutz Schleswig-Holstein

Nationalparkverwaltung

Schlossgarten 1

D-25832 Tönning

 

Phone: +49 (0) 4861 616-50

E-Mail: Ulrike.Schueckel@lkn.landsh.de

Dr. Sabine Horn

Wadden Sea Station, Sylt

Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung

Hafenstraße 43

D-25992 List/Sylt

Phone: +49 (0) 4651 956-4217

E-Mail: Sabine.horn@awi.de

Dr. Ragnhild Asmus

Wadden Sea Station, Sylt

Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung

Hafenstraße 43

D-25992 List/Sylt

Phone: +49 (0) 4651 956-4220

E-Mail: Ragnhild.asmus@awi.de

Kai Eskildsen

Landesbetrieb für Küstenschutz, Nationalpark und Meeresschutz

Nationalparkverwaltung

Schlossgarten 1

D-25832 Tönning

Phone: +49 (0) 4861 616-44

E-Mail: kai.eskildsen@lkn.landsh.de

PD Dr. Harald Asmus

Wadden Sea Station, Sylt

Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung

Hafenstraße 43

D-25992 List/Sylt

Phone: +49 (0) 4651 956-4218

E-Mail:  Harald.Asmus@awi.de