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Managing benthic ecosystems in relation to physical forcing and environmental constraints

Objective

MaBenE aims at developing a modular, coupled physical-biological model describing the dynamics and biodiversity of estuarine and coastal systems characterised by large (cultivated) populations of shellfish. Based on extensive field studies of physical-biological coupling, as well as on comprehensive system descriptions (for Limfjorden, Oosterschelde, Ria de Vigo) it will develop new model descriptions for the relation between physics, biogeochemistry and biodiversity as a function of forcing by physical conditions, management of the shellfish populations and external human pressure from eutrophication. The model will be flexible in structure. It will be tested in small-scale applications against the field measurements, and applied to whole-system simulations at the three study sites to demonstrate its use in management to relevant stakeholders.

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ROYAL NETHERLANDS ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
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7,Korringaweg 7
4400 AC YERSEKE
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