Modelling the impact of hydrography and lower trophic production on fish recruitment (MODREC) (38114)

Project Details


The recruitment of fish stocks is strongly influenced by fluctuations in climate and physical environment leading to strong and seemingly unpredictable year-to-year variations in year class strength. The aim of this project is to develop a model framework for conducting detailed recruitment studies on fish stocks. The framework will be applied for two commercially important fish stocks: sprat and sandeel, in order to improve the understanding of climate effects via bottom-up control and explain the observed high variability in reproductive success in these stocks. The framework will be built on existing hydrographic models by adding descriptions of primary and zooplankton production.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua.

Research area: Marine Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics
Effective start/end date01/01/200731/12/2009