Work Package III

Trait-based assessment of biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services
Lead: DTU Aqua
The aim of this work package is to

  • Develop and implement trait-based models of biodiversity and use these to explore, quantify and predict changes in the structure of natural communities, functional diversity, and ecosystem services of the Arctic marine ecosystem
  • Map out and assess the vulnerability of key marine ecosystem functions under environmental change
  • Provide assessment tools for the impact of changing biodiversity and multiple stressors on fisheries through the development and implementation of Bayesian network modelling framework
News highlights
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Dec, 23
Biogenic Data Products to Advance Ocean Carbon Sequestration Modelling in the Arctic Meeting in Sopot December 13-14 2023
Last week, an international working group met in Sopot as part of the efforts towards advancing modelling ocean carbon sequestration in the Arctic. Read More
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Nov, 23
Recommendations for enhanced and optimized biodiversity monitoring in the Arctic region
Read ECOTIP's latest recommendations for biodiversity monitoring in the Arctic for policy and decision-makers. Read More
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Nov, 22
A regime shift in an Arctic marine ecosystem that is likely to become permanent
Findings of unexpectedly large numbers of fin and humpback whales in the previously ice infested waters of East Greenland now indicate a tipping point in the marine ecosystem from… Read More
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Feb, 22
ECOTIP Woman in science profile: Katherine Richardson
Katherine Richardson studies interactions between climate, ocean ecosystems and biodiversity with a focus on plankton. Read More
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Jan, 22
ECOTIP Woman in Science profile: Joanna Davies
In the days leading up to the UN’s International Day for Women and Girls in Science, we are highlighting the women working in EcoTip. This week we interviewed Joanna Davies, who i… Read More
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Nov, 21
Plankton community composition tells us about marine food web efficiency and the biological pump
The ECOTIP research cruise finds signs of a community shift at the basis of the marine food web around Greenland Read More
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Oct, 21
What is traits-based modelling?
We interviewed Andre Visser, Professor of Physical Oceanography at DTU about how traits-based modelling can provide a huge contribution to global policy-making on climate change a… Read More
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Sep, 21
Halibut fishing in Greenland is sustainable
The ICES Journal of Marine Science recently published an article stating that fishery for Greenland halibut in the waters offshore of West Greenland appears to be sustainable, whi… Read More
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May, 21
Will e DNA revolutionise biodiversity monitoring in the Arctic?
In the first of a series of interview with ECOTIP researchers, we catch up with Paulina Urban, a German / Polish national and ECOTIP PhD student focusing on environmental DNA (eDN… Read More