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Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment

Abstract: MEECE (Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment), a FP7 project was launched to investigate the sensitivities and potential responses of marine ecosystems to both climatic change and the direct effects of human activity in September 2008.
MEECE brings together over 60 scientists from 22 organisations to form a vibrant research community. By studying the key drivers of change set by the European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (changes in temperature, ocean circulation, stratification and acidification, consequences of pollution, overfishing, invasive species and eutrophication) the project aims to gain a better understanding of the direct and interactive effects of these factors on marine ecosystems.

Purpose: The focus of the research will be on the most important components of both the planktonic and benthic marine ecosystems. MEECE is the first project to attempt to use predictive models that consider the full range of drivers to elucidate the responses of the marine ecosystem in a holistic manner, rather than driver by driver as has been done in the past. MEECE explores multiple driver impacts on ... View entire text
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Start Date: 1970-01-01
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +47 55582565
Fax: +47 55584330
Email: Richard.Bellerby at
Contact Address:
Bjerknes Center for Climate Research Allegaten 55
City: Bergen
Postal Code: 5007
Country: Norway
Phone: +44 (0)1752 633 441
Fax: +44 (0)1752 633 101
Email: jia at
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Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) Prospect place
City: Plymouth
Postal Code: PL1 3DH
Country: UK
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-29

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