Inclusion of jellyfish in 30þ years of Ecopath with Ecosim models

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dc.contributor.author Lamb, Philip D.
dc.contributor.author Hunter, Ewan
dc.contributor.author Pinnegar, John K.
dc.contributor.author Doyle, Thomas K.
dc.contributor.author Creer, Simon
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Martin I.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-26T06:44:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-26T06:44:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-09
dc.identifier.citation Lamb, P. D., Hunter, E., Pinnegar, J. K., Doyle, T. K., Creer, S. and Taylor, M. I. (2019) 'Inclusion of jellyfish in 30+ years of Ecopath with Ecosim models', ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsz165. (10pp.) DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsz165 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en
dc.identifier.issn 1054-3139
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8871
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/icesjms/fsz165 en
dc.description.abstract A review of the functional role of jellyfish in Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) models by Pauly et al. [Pauly, D., Graham, W., Libralato, S., Morissette, L., and Deng Palomares, M. L. 2009. Jellyfish in ecosystems, online databases, and ecosystem models. Hydrobiologia, 616: 67–85.] a decade ago concluded that recreation of jellyfish population dynamics in models required additional ecological research and the careful consideration of their unique biology during model construction. Here, amidst calls for ecosystem-based management and the growing recognition of jellyfishes' role in foodwebs, we investigate how jellyfish are implemented in EwE models and identify areas requiring improvement. Over time, an increasing percentage of models have included jellyfish. Jellyfish were often linked to the wider ecosystem, with many predators and prey included in models. However, ecotrophic efficiency, a measure of the extent to which they are used by higher trophic levels, was frequently set at low values, suggesting that jellyfish are still perceived as under-utilized components of the ecosystem. Moving forward, greater care should be taken to differentiate the functional roles played by ctenophores, cnidarians, and pelagic tunicates. Additionally, when feasible, early life stages should be incorporated as multi-stanza groups to more accurately depict jellyfishes' complex life cycle. en
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dc.publisher International Council for the Exploration of the Sea 2 en
dc.relation.uri https://academic.oup.com/icesjms/advance-article/doi/10.1093/icesjms/fsz165/5584405
dc.rights © International Council for the Exploration of the Sea 2019. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Ecopath (EwE) en
dc.subject Ecosystem modelling en
dc.subject Gelatinous zooplankton en
dc.subject Jellyfish en
dc.subject Predation en
dc.title Inclusion of jellyfish in 30þ years of Ecopath with Ecosim models en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Thomas Doyle, MaREI Centre, Beaufort Building, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email:t.doyle@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Natural Environment Research Council en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle ICES Journal of Marine Science en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress t.doyle@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid fsz165 en
dc.internal.bibliocheck Check, vol, issue en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/RCUK/NERC/NE/L002582/1/GB/Environment East (EnvEast) Doctoral Training Partnership/ en
dc.identifier.eissn 1095-9289


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© International Council for the Exploration of the Sea 2019. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © International Council for the Exploration of the Sea 2019. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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