1 Marine Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet2 Uni Computing, Uni Research3 University of Hamburg4 CNR-IAMC5 Institute of Environmental Protection and Research6 Scottish Association for Marine Science7 University of British Columbia8 University of Bergen9 National Institute of Aquatic Resources10 CEFAS11 Universidad de Murcia12 IMARES13 University of Hamburg14 University of British Columbia15 University of Bergen16 Universidad de Murcia17 Marine Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet
advancing the predictive capacity of models
At the end of May, 17 scientists involved in an EU COST Action on Conservation Physiology of Marine Fishes met in Oristano, Sardinia, to discuss how physiology can be better used in modelling tools to aid in management of marine ecosystems. Current modelling approaches incorporate physiology to different extents, ranging from no explicit consideration to detailed physiological mechanisms, and across scales from a single fish to global fishery resources. Biologists from different sub-disciplines are collaborating to rise to the challenge of projecting future changes in distribution and productivity, assessing risks for local populations, or predicting and mitigating the spread of invasive species.