A couple ecological-hydrodynamic model for the spatial distribution of sessile aquatic species in thermally forced basins

Code:
02/2009
Title:
A couple ecological-hydrodynamic model for the spatial distribution of sessile aquatic species in thermally forced basins
Date:
Friday 16th January 2009
Author(s):
Bonaventura, Luca; Biotto, Cristian; Decoene, Astrid; Mari, Lorenzo; Miglio, Edie
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Abstract:
The life cycle of several sessile or highly sedentary aquatic species is characterized by a pelagic stage, during which propagules are dispersed by the water flow. As a consequence, hydrodynamics plays a crucial role in redistributing offspring, thus deeply influencing the spatiotemporal dynamics of such species. In this work, we describe an integrated modeling framework that allows the coupling of a minimal – yet biologically well founded – ecological model for population dynamics at the local scale to an efficient numerical model of three dimensional
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L. Mari and C. Biotto and A. Decoene and L. Bonaventura, A coupled ecological-hydrodynamic model for the spatial distribution of sessile aquatic species in thermally forced basins, Ecological Modelling, Vol. 220, pp. 2310-2324, 2009