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Gulf of Maine Area Program Census of Marine Life. Southwestern Bay of Fundy, Michael Strong and MariaInnes Buzeta. Expand knowledge & understanding of the biodiversity of a marginal sea ecosystem => improve management of human activities => conserve biodiversity & ecosystem function.

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Gulf of Maine Area Program Census of Marine Life

Southwestern Bay of Fundy, Michael Strong and MariaInnes Buzeta


Expand knowledge & understanding of the biodiversity of a marginal sea ecosystem => improve management of human activities =>

conserve biodiversity &

ecosystem function


Framework

Explore, Explain, Apply

Methods

Stimulate, coordinate, facilitate, fund & cajole

extant

N species

known (~4,000)

“monitored” (<400)

“managed” (<50 harvested &

protected species)

10-6

10-4

10-2

100

Length (m)


2007- Integrating Topics

Biogeography and diversity of communities

Contributions of those commu-nities to ecosystem function

Factors that affect intactness, resilience, etc. of communities

Legacies (>2010)

New framework (biodiversity-EBM)--shared

Better understanding/ideas

Data and Data Systems

Strengthened societal and institutional support for integrative studies & their application

Funding

Natural

Forcing

Environmental

Conditions

Climate

5

6

7

Anthropogenic

Forcing

1

Non-native

Species

Regional Biodiversity

of genes and species

2

3

Habitats

4

Communities

Ecosystem Functions


*

*

“Discovery Corridor”

2005-07

2001-2005

2006-07

HMAP

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