Individual-based modelling of seabird and marine mammal populations

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Coastal seas are experiencing increasing human pressure, related to among other things fishing, oil and gas exploration and the construction of wind farms. Concerns about the impact of these activities on marine top-predators, such as pinnipeds, cetaceans, and seabirds, have stimulated the development of individual-based population models that should be able to predict changes in the population dynamics of these charismatic species in response to the pressures. In this paper we review existing models, evaluate their predictive capacity and propose future research lines that could help improve the applicability of these kinds of models.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Helder
PublisherWageningen Marine Research
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameWageningen Marine Research report
No.rapport C002/21


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