Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research

Carrying capacity models

Processes, interactions, and natural and anthropogenic pressures are synthesised and modelled using state-of-the-art data analysis techniques, combined with  biogeochemical, particle tracking, food web  and population models, yielding an integrated view on the North Sea's carrying capacity and pelagic and benthic  ecosystem functioning and resilience for the past, present and future. This leads to improved knowledge of how resulting changes in physical and biogeochemical conditions affect habitat, magnitude and timing of primary productivity, species composition, food-web relations and connectivity.