About this Research Topic
We welcome research to enhance the knowledge on the status and dynamics of Atlantic marine social-ecological systems, biophysical observations and modelling, quantifying main drivers of short and long-term change, examine the interactions between different stressors, including climate change, developing approaches to predict future changes, and the provide insight on the role of cumulative impacts on ecosystem functioning and associated ecosystem services.
(1) Mapping and valuing ocean resources (e.g., pelagic, benthic, seafloor)
(2) Drivers and patterns of marine biodiversity from genes to ecosystems
(3) Holistic approaches to ecosystem state assessments
(4) Sustainable exploitation and management of ocean resources
(5) Scenarios of socio-ecological change, including climate change
(6) Development of integrated marine ecosystem prediction systems.
Submissions spanning natural and social sciences are accepted, as well as focus on ocean observation technology and including the following article types: Perspectives, Reviews, Policy & Practice Reviews, and Policy Briefs.
Keywords: Integrated Assessment, Climate, Biodiversity, Ecological Modeling, Marine Policy, Ecosystem Indicators, Population Connectivity, Biogeography, Oceanography, Ocean Science Diplomacy, Multiple Stressors, Climate Prediction and Change, Fisheries Management
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