Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of EwEugDefineEcospaceHabitats


Ignore:
Timestamp:
2010-11-24 00:42:10 (9 years ago)
Author:
shermanl
Comment:

--

Legend:

Unmodified
Added
Removed
Modified
  • EwEugDefineEcospaceHabitats

    v2 v3  
    22'Habitats', in Ecospace, are sets of (water) cells sharing certain features affecting the movements, feeding rate, and survival of the Ecopath model components occurring therein. Any number of user defined habitats can be used in Ecospace. 
    33 
    4 Typically, the features defining habitats are distance from the coast (inshore, offshore…), or depth (shallow, intermediate, deep…) and/or bottom type (rocky, sandy, muddy…). Habitats are thus as easy to define as it is to obtain rough bathymetric maps or maps indicating bottom types. 
     4Typically, the features defining habitats are distance from the coast (inshore, offshore...), or depth (shallow, intermediate, deep...) and/or bottom type (rocky, sandy, muddy...). Habitats are thus as easy to define as it is to obtain rough bathymetric maps or maps indicating bottom types. 
    55 
    66Ideally, the habitats defined in Ecospace should correspond to 'sub-web', i.e., to a set of primary producers, herbivorous and other consumers occurring only over that habitat.  Such sub-webs, defined through the diet composition matrix of an Ecopath file may be linked, through higher trophic levels groups, with other sub-webs in the same system, as also occurs in nature. Herein, the higher trophic level groups, through their ability to feed in different habitats, integrate the different subsystem into a whole.