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Modeling Prey Isocapes in the North Atlantic for Advancement in Predator Ecology

Project description

Biochemical tracers at the base of the Atlantic food web

Human activity is posing major problems for the oceans and affecting marine ecosystem processes. To address this, it is necessary to monitor oceans at a spatio-temporal level. The EU-funded ISOMOD project will map the biogeochemical tracers at the base of the food web to establish the effects of anthropological stressors. The stable isotope composition data will be observed and elaborated in an innovative spatial statistic approach to generate isoscapes and develop a full picture of the investigated area in terms of three basic measures of marine ecosystem processes – productivity, food web structure and animal migration routes. The findings will help improve the study of dietary changes in Atlantic puffin and the prediction of mackerel distribution.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 214 158,72
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Norway

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00