Ecological Network Indicators of Ecosystem Status and Change in the Baltic Sea
2013 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 8, no 10, e75439Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Several marine ecosystems under anthropogenic pressure have experienced shifts from one ecological state to another. In the central Baltic Sea, the regime shift of the 1980s has been associated with food-web reorganization and redirection of energy flow pathways. These long-term dynamics from 1974 to 2006 have been simulated here using a food-web model forced by climate and fishing. Ecological network analysis was performed to calculate indices of ecosystem change. The model replicated the regime shift. The analyses of indicators suggested that the system's resilience was higher prior to 1988 and lower thereafter. The ecosystem topology also changed from a web-like structure to a linearized food-web.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 8, no 10, e75439
Engineering and Technology Ecology
Research subject Natural Resources Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96098DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075439ISI: 000325501300028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-96098DiVA: diva2:664189