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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

Gulf of Maine Area Program Census of Marine Life

Southwestern Bay of Fundy, Michael Strong and MariaInnes Buzeta


Gulf of maine area program census of marine life

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

conserve biodiversity &

ecosystem function


Gulf of maine area program census of marine life

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)


Gulf of maine area program census of marine life

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


Gulf of maine area program census of marine life

*

*

“Discovery Corridor”

2005-07

2001-2005

2006-07

HMAP

*

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