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Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Guam Atlantis Ecosystem Model Output Data for Coral Reef Ecosystems, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/25655.

Item Identification

Title: Guam Atlantis Ecosystem Model Output Data for Coral Reef Ecosystems
Short Name: Guam Atlantis Model
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015
Abstract:

A proof-of-concept Guam Atlantis Coral Reef Ecosystem Model has been developed and an added coral module to the Atlantis framework has been validated. The model is applied for management-strategy evaluation by simulating existing and alternative fisheries and land-use regulations and comparing the results under different management and environmental change scenarios (e.g. in terms of fish biomass, coral cover, fisherman participation). These scenarios with associated goals were identified in cooperation with Guam’s natural resource managers and federal agencies responsible for management of coral reef habitats and fisheries and used as examples in the proof-of-concept Guam Atlantis model. No one scenario reached all goals and tradeoffs are visualized with the model output. Data can be accessed on this record in the section "Distribution Info".

Purpose:

There is little question that declining integrity of coral reef ecosystems around Guam is eroding the ability of these systems to provide the goods and services that humans rely on. It is less clear what to do to reverse this trend. In recent years, the use of ecosystem models has been advocated as they can provide a better understanding of the impacts of human use activities on coral reef ecosystems and how to mitigate for adverse effects. They can also simulate the cumulative effect of multiple stressors. Local and federal managers in Guam expressed the need for a tool to improve understanding of (1) the vulnerability and resilience of coral reef ecosystems and approaches that could improve the recovery of these ecosystems and (2) the socio-ecological impacts of regulations that aim to improve reef-fish stocks and reef condition. The need to evaluate the efficacy of regulation efforts that allows for the recognition that people are an integral part of social-ecological systems and that people both affect and respond to ecosystem processes can be met by whole-of-system ecosystem models such as Guam Atlantis. Additionally, there is a need for clear communication to the community and stakeholders of model outcomes. Simulating the existing environmental conditions and comparing the results of the status quo (current regulations and stressors) with alternative management scenarios facilitates review and evaluation of the effectiveness of present rules and regulations governing coral reef fishery and conservation around Guam.

Notes:

The data accessed on this record was published in PLoS ONE.

Weijerman M, Fulton EA, Kaplan IC, Gorton R, Leemans R, Mooij WM, et al. (2015) An Integrated Coral Reef Ecosystem Model to Support Resource Management under a Changing Climate. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144165. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0144165

Other Citation Details:

Full Report: Weijerman, M, IC Kaplan, EA Fulton, R Gorton, S Grafeld, and R Brainard (2014) Design and parameterization of a coral reef ecosystem model for Guam. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo., NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-43. 133 + Appendices. http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5B27S76

Peer-reviewed publications:

Weijerman M, Fulton EA, Brainard RE (2016) Management Strategy Evaluation Applied to Coral Reef Ecosystems in Support of Ecosystem-Based Management. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0152577. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152577

Weijerman M, Williams ID, Gutierrez J, Grafeld S, Tibbatts B, Davis G (2016) Trends in biomass of coral reef fishes, derived from shore-based creel surveys in Guam. Fish Bull 114:237–256 doi: 10.7755/FB.114.2.9

Weijerman M, Fulton EA, Kaplan IC, Gorton R, Leemans R, Mooij WM, Brainard RE (2015) An integrated coral reef ecosystem model to support resource management under a changing climate. PLoS One 10:e0144165

Weijerman M, Grace-McCaskey C, Grafeld SL, Kotowicz DM, Oleson KLL, van Putten IE. Towards an ecosystem-based approach of Guam's coral reefs: The human dimension. Marine Policy. 2016;63:8-17. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2015.09.028.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Numeric Data Sets > Biology
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Predation > Coral Predation
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
CRCP Project 817
CRCP Project Development and application of an integrated coral reef ecosystem model for management strategy evaluation
ISO 19115 Topic Category 002
ISO 19115 Topic Category biota
NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS biomass
NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS model output
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Coral Reef Conservation Program
NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS PIFSC
None Atlantis ecosystem model
None Coral Reef Ecosystem Program
None CRED
None CREP
None ecosystem modeling
None management strategy evaluation

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Guam

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Computer > Computer

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA
Location Description:

IRC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: MS Excel Spreadsheet
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such warranty.

Data Set Credit: PIFSC Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Guam Division of Wildlife and Aquatic Resources, Guam EPA, University of Guam Marine Laboratory

Support Roles

Data Set Credit

CC ID: 837778
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP)
Address: 1305 East West Highway 10th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
Phone: (301) 713-3155
URL: https://coralreef.noaa.gov

Data Steward

CC ID: 248001
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Weijerman, Mariska
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: mariska.weijerman@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5468

Distributor

CC ID: 214179
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: pifsc.info@noaa.gov
Phone: 808-725-5360
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1078240
Date Effective From: 2020
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Olenski, Brooke
Email Address: brooke.olenski@noaa.gov

Originator

CC ID: 214177
Date Effective From: 2012
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: pifsc.info@noaa.gov
Phone: 808-725-5360
URL: https://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
View Historical Support Roles

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 214181
W° Bound: 144.55
E° Bound: 145
N° Bound: 13.7
S° Bound: 13.2
Description

100m bathymetry around Guam

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 214182
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1985-01-01
End: 2049-12-31
Description:

hind-cast and forecast model output resutls

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:

N/A

Security Handling Description:

N/A

Data Access Policy:

The biological diver survey data can be obtained from: nmfs.pic.credinfo@noaa.gov.

The creel fisheries data requires a written confidentiality agreement which can be obtained from: kimberly.lowe@noaa.gov.

Data Access Procedure:

Data can be obtained via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive, accession # XXX.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Please cite NOAA-CRED when using the biological data: Coral Reef Ecosystem Division, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 264899
Download URL: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0144165.s003
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2015 - Present)
File Name: journal.pone.0144165.s003.XLSX
Description:

Guam Atlantis model output data. Hosted by PLOS ONE, the open access journal where the results from Guam Atlantis model were published.

Weijerman M, Fulton EA, Kaplan IC, Gorton R, Leemans R, Mooij WM, Brainard RE (2015) An integrated coral reef ecosystem model to support resource management under a changing climate. PLoS One 10:e0144165

Same as S3_Table.xlsx

File Date/Time: 2015-06-26 00:00:00
File Type: XLS, Microsoft Excel worksheet

Distribution 2

CC ID: 838990
Download URL: https://ndownloader.figshare.com/files/2610179
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2015 - Present)
File Name: S3_Table.xlsx
Description:

Guam Atlantis model output data. Hosted by PLOS ONE, the open access journal where the results from Guam Atlantis model were published.

Weijerman M, Fulton EA, Kaplan IC, Gorton R, Leemans R, Mooij WM, Brainard RE (2015) An integrated coral reef ecosystem model to support resource management under a changing climate. PLoS One 10:e0144165

File Date/Time: 2015-06-26 00:00:00
File Type: XLS, Microsoft Excel worksheet

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1071253
URL: https://origin-apps-pifsc.fisheries.noaa.gov/library/pubs/tech/NOAA_Tech_Memo_PIFSC_43.pdf
Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum PIFSC-43
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: PDF
Description:

This is the publication first mentioned in the "Citation details" and includes more information on the Atlantis Model. Table 5 also has a full description of different Atlantis codes including those that are columns in this data file.

URL 2

CC ID: 1071262
URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0144165
Name: Weijerman et. al., 2015
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

The resulting publication for this research.

Citation: Weijerman M, Fulton EA, Kaplan IC, Gorton R, Leemans R, Mooij WM, et al. (2015) An Integrated Coral Reef Ecosystem Model to Support Resource Management under a Changing Climate. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144165. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0144165

URL 3

CC ID: 1071264
URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/figure?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0144165.g003
Name: Figure 3
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

The figure which represents the data file on this InPort record from "An Integrated Coral Reef Ecosystem Model to Support Resource Management under a Changing Climate (2015)".

URL 4

CC ID: 1071271
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5B27S76
Name: Design and parameterization of a coral reef ecosystem model for Guam
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

This is the NOAA Library access to the NOAA Technical Memorandum 2014 which details the Atlantis Model as described in URL1.

URL 5

CC ID: 1071468
URL: https://research.csiro.au/atlantis/
Name: Atlantis, an ecosystem model
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

Home page for Atlantis

Technical Environment

Description:

Excel data

Data Quality

Representativeness:

The initial conditions of the model are based on data from 2009-2011. The oceanographic data comes from a ROMS model developed for the Coral Triangle by Castruccio et al 2013 (J. Geophysical Res.: Oceans 118:6123-6144) and includes 1985-2007.

Accuracy:

Creel survey data is collected on a voluntary participation of the fisherman and are not complete with some gear types being under-represented.

The oceanographic data is likely poorly resolved for Guam since it is located on the boundary of the Coral Triangle ROMS model.

The biomass, distribution and size class data of fish and invertebrates comes from intensive visual surveys conducted by PIFSC and the University of Guam Marine Laboratory. Life history data comes from Guam specific species where available supplemented with Fishbase data.

Bias:

There is a positive bias in the biomass data for a number of functional species groups which makes the model skill assessment poor. More research is needed to investigate the cause of the bias.

Completeness Report:

The hindcast simulation is based on historical catch and effort data from 1985-2011. Forecast simulations are from 2011-2049 using predicted climate change time series for sea surface temperature and atmospheric CO2 from IPCC.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Sensitivity analysis and model skill assessments have been performed. These showed that the model is sensitive to primary production and positively biased for functional groups with a high biomass.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: NA
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: Unknown
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Model data is stored on an external hard drive and backed up to a server at PIFSC weekly.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

A module detailing key coral reef dynamics was added to the Atlantis Ecosystem Model framework (developed by CSIRO: http://atlantis.cmar.csiro.au/).

Refer to full publication for details "Weijerman et. al., 2015".

Sources

Design and parameterization of a coral reef ecosystem model for Guam

CC ID: 1071272
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Person
Contact Name: Russel E. Brainard
Publish Date: 2014-05-01
Citation URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5B27S76
Citation URL Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum November 2014
Citation URL Description:

Weijerman, M, IC Kaplan, EA Fulton, R Gorton, S Grafeld, and R Brainard (2014) Design and parameterization of a coral reef ecosystem model for Guam. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo., NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-43. 133 + Appendices. http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5B27S76

Source Contribution:

Atlantis model SOP/Procedures

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1071266
Description:

Oceanographic, ecological, and spatial modules were incorporated into the Guam Atlantis Model. Then the model was validated, verified, and analyzed. Simulations were then run on various ecosystem metrics to produce numeric model output data.

Process Contact: Brainard, Russell E
Phone (Voice): (808)725-5419
Email Address: rusty.brainard@noaa.gov

Child Items

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Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Model output metrics in response to stressors by functional groups

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Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25655
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25655
Metadata Record Created By: Annette M DesRochers
Metadata Record Created: 2015-06-25 21:46+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Sarah Kunkel
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-10-27 00:46+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-01
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2019-05-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-01