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Exploring, exploiting and evolving diversity of aquatic ecosystem models: a community perspective

  • Here, we present a community perspective on how to explore, exploit and evolve the diversity in aquatic ecosystem models. These models play an important role in understanding the functioning of aquatic ecosystems, filling in observation gaps and developing effective strategies for water quality management. In this spirit, numerous models have been developed since the 1970s. We set off to explore model diversity by making an inventory among 42 aquatic ecosystem modellers, by categorizing the resulting set of models and by analysing them for diversity. We then focus on how to exploit model diversity by comparing and combining different aspects of existing models. Finally, we discuss how model diversity came about in the past and could evolve in the future. Throughout our study, we use analogies from biodiversity research to analyse and interpret model diversity. We recommend to make models publicly available through open-source policies, to standardize documentation and technical implementation of models, and to compare models throughHere, we present a community perspective on how to explore, exploit and evolve the diversity in aquatic ecosystem models. These models play an important role in understanding the functioning of aquatic ecosystems, filling in observation gaps and developing effective strategies for water quality management. In this spirit, numerous models have been developed since the 1970s. We set off to explore model diversity by making an inventory among 42 aquatic ecosystem modellers, by categorizing the resulting set of models and by analysing them for diversity. We then focus on how to exploit model diversity by comparing and combining different aspects of existing models. Finally, we discuss how model diversity came about in the past and could evolve in the future. Throughout our study, we use analogies from biodiversity research to analyse and interpret model diversity. We recommend to make models publicly available through open-source policies, to standardize documentation and technical implementation of models, and to compare models through ensemble modelling and interdisciplinary approaches. We end with our perspective on how the field of aquatic ecosystem modelling might develop in the next 5-10 years. To strive for clarity and to improve readability for non-modellers, we include a glossary.show moreshow less

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Author:Annette B. G. Janssen, George B. Arhonditsis, Arthur Beusen, Karsten Bolding, Louise Bruce, Jorn Bruggeman, Raoul-Marie Couture, Andrea S. Downing, J. Alex Elliott, Marieke A. Frassl, Gideon Gal, Daan J. Gerla, Matthew R. Hipsey, Fenjuan Hu, Stephen C. Ives, Jan H. Janse, Erik Jeppesen, Klaus D. Joehnk, David Kneis, Xiangzhen Kong, Jan J. Kuiper, Moritz K. Lehmann, Carsten Lemmen, Deniz Oezkundakci, Thomas Petzoldt, Karsten Rinke, Barbara J. Robson, Rene Sachse, Sebastiaan A. Schep, Martin Schmid, Huub Scholten, Sven Teurlincx, Dennis Trolle, Tineke A. Troost, Anne A. Van Dam, Luuk P. A. Van Gerven, Mariska Weijerman, Scott A. Wells, Wolf M. Mooij
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10452-015-9544-1
ISSN:1386-2588 (print)
ISSN:1573-5125 (online)
Parent Title (English):Aquatic ecology : the international forum covering research in freshwater and marine environments
Publisher:Springer
Place of publication:Dordrecht
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2015
Year of Completion:2015
Release Date:2017/03/27
Tag:Ecology; Geochemistry; Hydraulics; Hydrodynamics; Hydrology; Linking; Model availability; Physical environment; Socio-economics; Standardization; Water quality
Volume:49
Issue:4
Pagenumber:36
First Page:513
Last Page:548
Funder:Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) [842.00.009, 841.11.009]; Netherlands Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA) [443237]; Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL); BMBF [033W015EN, 03F0667A]; 7th EU Framework Programme [308393]; CLEAR (a Villum Kann Rasmussen Centre of Excellence project); MARS project (Managing Aquatic ecosystems and water Resources under multiple Stress) under 7th EU Framework Programme [603378]; Research Council of Norway (RCN) [244558/E50]
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften
Peer Review:Referiert