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DOI 10.1111/conl.12563
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Predicting the impacts of anthropogenic disturbances on marine populations
Author Nabe-Nielsen, J.; van Beest, F.M.; Grimm, V.; Sibly, R.M.; Teilmann, J.; Thompson, P.M.
Source Titel Conservation Letters
Year 2018
Department OESA
Volume 11
Issue 5
Page From e12563
Language englisch
Keywords agent‐based model; anthropogenic disturbances; cumulative effects; displacement; harbor porpoise; individual‐based modeling; marine spatial planning; movement model; Phocoena phocoena
Abstract Marine ecosystems are increasingly exposed to anthropogenic disturbances that cause animals to change behavior and move away from potential foraging grounds. Here we present a process‐based modeling framework for assessing population consequences of such sub‐lethal behavioral effects. It builds directly on how disturbances influence animal movements, foraging and energetics, and is therefore applicable to a wide range of species. To demonstrate the model we assess the impact of wind farm construction noise on the North Sea harbor porpoise population. Subsequently, we demonstrate how the model can be used to minimize population impacts of disturbances through spatial planning. Population models that build on the fundamental processes that determine animal fitness have a high predictive power in novel environments, making them ideal for marine management.
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Nabe-Nielsen, J., van Beest, F.M., Grimm, V., Sibly, R.M., Teilmann, J., Thompson, P.M. (2018):
Predicting the impacts of anthropogenic disturbances on marine populations
Conserv. Lett. 11 (5), e12563 10.1111/conl.12563