End-to-end Food Webs (disbanded)
The E2E WG has completed its mandate. The group is now disbanded.
What was the "E2E Food Webs " Working Group?
The cross-cutting End-to-end Food Webs (Material and Energy Flow) working group focused on the development of an implementation plan for end-to-end food web studies. The group was conducted jointly with GLOBEC, with co-chairs from each project. The plan was developed to guide studies of integrated marine food webs extending from viruses to whales, and the impacts of harvesting on end-to-end food webs and biogeochemical cycles. The implementation plan ensured a coordinated focus on biogeochemical processes, integrated food web and ecosystem modelling, functional biodiversity and impacts of global change (as they relate to marine food webs).
End-to-end food webs were defined as:
Food webs that incorporate interactions among organisms and between organisms and their physical and chemical environments.
- Moloney, C.L., St John, M.J., Denman, K.D., Karl, D.M., Köster, F., Sundby, S., Wilson, R.P. (2011) Weaving marine food webs from end to end under global change. Journal of Marine Systems 84: 106–116. doi: 10.1016/ j.jmarsys.2010.06.012.
- Kishi, M., Ito, S-i., Megrey, B., Rose, K. and Werner, R. (2011) A review of the NEMURO and NEMURO.FISH models and their application to marine ecosystem investigations. Journal of Oceanography 67: 3-16 (see also IMBIZO I workshop 1).