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Ecosystem Modeling in the Pacific

Models can be used to explore changing ecosystem dynamics, impacts from climate change, and scenarios for resource management.
The reef at Ofu Island in American Samoa as a wave crests over the corals.

Alaska Ecosystem Models

Scientists at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center work on several different types of models single-species, multispecies and ecosystem models that incorporate predation and bioenergetics (transfer of energy among trophic levels). Below are some of the

Ocean Futures Under Ocean Acidification, Marine Protection, and Changing Fishing Pressures Explored Using a Worldwide Suite of Ecosystem Models

Scientists from Norway, the United States, France, and Australia evaluated the effects of ocean acidification, marine protected areas, and fishing pressure on eight different marine ecosystems.
March 01, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,
Sea turtle swims above coral reef at Baker Island.

Sea turtle swims above coral reef at Baker Island (Photo: NOAA Fisheries/Paula Ayotte).

Exploring Ecosystem Dynamics to Explain Trends in Hawaiian Monk Seal Populations

Why are the numbers of Hawaiian monk seals decreasing in certain locations while they stay stable in others? What drives their population trends? Is it changes in plankton abundance, prey availability, predators, or something else? Using an ecosystem
November 03, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Hawaiian monk seal explores coral reefs at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.