Workshop on Ecological Network Analysis

From September 19 to 21, the working group Resource Management will hold a workshop on Ecological Network Analysis at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen, Germany:

– Session I: Introduction and Context
– Session II: Trophic networks in tropical freshwater systems
– Session III: Using Network models for management and conservation
– Session IV: Global use of Ecological Network Models
– Session V: Comparing food webs geographically

Network analysis provides a valuable tool for the understanding of human-nature interactions, and has been particularly applied for studying the structure and functioning of coastal and marine ecosystems and the effects of human activities such as fisheries on the ecosystem level. The workshop shall provide a forum for discussion for the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) and enaR science communities to present case study examples and discuss state-of-the-art approaches for ecological network analysis (ENA). It will focus on tools presently used for Ecosystem modelling and Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management and Conservation, but shall also provide examples of novel approaches for the mapping and analysis of socio-ecological networks for the purposes of management and conservation. Since ENA approaches have already been applied to hundreds of systems worldwide (alone >700 trophic Ecopath network models have been constructed over the past three decades), a special focus of the workshop shall be placed on the analysis of differences between systems (e.g. temperate vs. tropical, freshwater vs. marine, coastal vs.offshore) in their network properties as expressed in ENA-indicators.

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