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CODYSSEY Report Summary

Project ID: Q5RS-2002-00813
Funded under: FP5-LIFE QUALITY
Country: United Kingdom

Sensitivity analysis to recognise key forcing factors determining cod vertical movement behaviour

It became obvious very early on in the project that the cod swim bladder imposed major constraints on vertical migration both by limiting vertical movement distances and on the energy expenditure budget of the cod. It was therefore necessary to develop a complete dynamic bio-energetic model of the cod swim bladder.

Further developmental work has taken place on a vertical movement model for cod in the Barents Sea and for parameterising this model for other ecosystems. The model is a detailed bioenergetic model aimed at investigating the effect of different factors on the vertical positioning strategies in adult cod. The model has been completed successfully for cod in the Barents Sea, and is being parameterised for cod in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

Contact

David RIGHTON, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +44-0150-2562244
Fax: +44-0150-2513865
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Record Number: 44194 / Last updated on: 2007-06-18
Information source: e-TIP
Collaboration sought: Further research or development support
Stage of development: Scientific and/or technical knowledge (basic research)