This FWS will focus on an analysis of synchronies between major ecological changes in various ecosystems, thereby identifying direct and indirect effects of climatic and anthropogenic drivers as well as mediator mechanisms.
Methods: The analysis will rely on a number of statistical methods (PCA, GLM, GAM, AIC, GAMM).
This FWS has two major objectives:
- Development of strategies and methodologies for comparative analyses that can be applied consistently across spatial and temporal scales and ecosystems.
- To develop a science plan (e.g. for a EUR-OCEANS flagship or other European Union scientific calls) for the investigation of marine ecosystem reorganizations, especially directed towards the development of ecosystem-based management strategies of living marine resources.
- a review paper summarizing the results of the meta‐analysis of regime shifts in European marine ecosystems
- a science plan for future investigations on marine ecosystem reorganizations directed towards developing ecosystem‐based management strategies for the European Seas.
For details, please refer to the attached FWS presentation (EO Council meeting, 21 Jan. 2010).
Outputs will be documented here when made available.