The role of bivalves in the Balgzand: First steps on an integrated modelling approach

The role of bivalves in the Balgzand: First steps on an integrated modelling approach •An IBM (DEB) model for bivalves was coupled to an ecosystem model (MOHID).•The model was implemented in the Balgzand intertidal area in a fine resolution domain.•The Balgzand acts a sink of phytoplankton and a source of ammonia.•Spawning season is long but new cohorts are controlled by cannibalism and shrimps.•Starvation is the main mortality in biomass and cannibalism the main in numbers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Modelling Elsevier

The role of bivalves in the Balgzand: First steps on an integrated modelling approach

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0304-3800
eISSN
1872-7026
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.04.018
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Abstract

•An IBM (DEB) model for bivalves was coupled to an ecosystem model (MOHID).•The model was implemented in the Balgzand intertidal area in a fine resolution domain.•The Balgzand acts a sink of phytoplankton and a source of ammonia.•Spawning season is long but new cohorts are controlled by cannibalism and shrimps.•Starvation is the main mortality in biomass and cannibalism the main in numbers.

Journal

Ecological ModellingElsevier

Published: Sep 10, 2017

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