Modeling What We Sample and Sampling What We Model: Challenges for Zooplankton Model Assessment.
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Everett, Jason D.
Baird, Mark E.
Kloser, Rudy J.
Matear, Richard J.
Smith, James A.
Suthers, Iain M.
Swadling, Kerrie M.
van Ruth, Paul
Richardson, Anthony J.
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Zooplankton are the intermediate trophic level between phytoplankton and fish, and are an important component of carbon and nutrient cycles, accounting for a large proportion of the energy transfer to pelagic fishes and the deep ocean. Given zooplankton’s importance, models need to adequately represent zooplankton dynamics. A major obstacle, though, is the lack of model assessment. Here we try and stimulate the assessment of zooplankton in models by filling three gaps. The first is that many zooplankton observationalists are unfamiliar with the biogeochemical, ecosystem, and size-based and individual-based models that have zooplankton functional groups, so we describe their primary uses and how each typically represents zooplankton. The second gap is that many modelers are unaware of the zooplankton data that are available, and are unaccustomed to the different zooplankton sampling systems, so we describe the main sampling platforms and discuss their strengths and weaknesses for model.....
JournalFrontiers in Marine Science
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Zooplankton biomass and diversity
Best Practice TypeGuide
CitationEverett Jason D.; Baird Mark E.; Buchanan Pearse, et al (2017) Modeling What We Sample and Sampling What We Model: Challenges for Zooplankton Model Assessment. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4;77, 19pp. DOI:10.3389/fmars.2017.00077.
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