In recent years, the study of marine connectivity has undergone rapid advancements owing to progress in biophysical modelling of early life history stages of marine species (ELHS) and technical developments in our ability to track the movement of juvenile and adult fish (e.g. satellite tags and otolith chemistry).
However, the knowledge gained from these efforts has infrequently been applied towards improving the assessment and management of populations. Indeed, mounting evidence indicates that the spatial and demographic structure of marine populations is often more complex than presently accounted for in assessment and management. This highlights the need to integrate current advances in the study of ELHS and adult connectivity with applied fisheries science.
The session intends to address the assessment and management challenges that we will face in the coming decades, from species-specific and multispecies assessments to the conservation of marine biodiversity and management of ecosystems services. The session is a cross-disciplinary platform including theoretical and mechanistic studies, modelling, and their applied outcomes across nearshore and oceanic scales.
Papers are welcome on the following topics:
The Gefion Fountain. Photo by Christian Alsing – Wonderful Copenhagen