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Ecosystem simulations of the English Channel : climate and trade-offs Stanford, Richard; Pitcher, Tony

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DIRECTOR’S FOREWORD. ABSTRACT. INTRODUCTION. Objectives. The English Channel. Physical and biological characteristics. Fisheries. Previous Research. AN ECOPATH MODEL FOR THE ENGLISH CHANNEL IN 1995. The basic parameters. Functional group descriptions. Pre-balancing diet matrix. Catch Data. Discards. Balancing the Model. Further adjustments. Economic data. Final 1995 model parameters. AN ECOSYSTEM MODEL OF THE ENGLISH CHANNEL IN 1973. Reconstructing the past. Modifying P/B and Q/B. Catch data. 1973 Model Functional Group Descriptions. Balancing the 1973 Ecopath Model. TUNING AND SIMULATING THE ENGLISH CHANNEL ECOSYSTEM USING ECOSIM. Tuning the English Channel Ecosystem Model. Simulations: Single Objective Results. Trade–offs in Multiple Objectives: Eat it or leave it? Rapfish evaluations. MAKING TOUGH DECISIONS. Towards a Solution. Discussion. REFERENCES. APPENDIX.

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