NCEAS Project 6220

Food web models for aquatic ecosystems

  • James F. Kitchell

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st October 2003—30th April 2004Participant List  
Meeting6th—7th November 2003Participant List  

Abstract
I have three goals for my time as a Center Fellow on sabbatical at NCEAS during 2003-2004. First, I will develop a synthesis and summary of the accomplishments derived from a working group "Models for Alternative Management Policies for Marine Ecosystems" which has been supported through NCEAS during 2001-2003. Second, I will prepare a monograph based on analyses of the bioenergetics models developed for a total of 47 fish species over the past several years. Third, I will develop a subset of those models and use them to provide guidance to management of predator-prey interactions in the Colorado River reaches of the Grand Canyon where fish populations are currently being manipulated as part of an active adaptive management program sponsored through the USGS's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center.

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Carpenter, Stephen R.; Brock, William; Cole, Jonathan J.; Kitchell, James F.; Pace, Michael L. 2008. Leading indicators of trophic cascades. Ecology Letters. Vol: 11. Pages 128-138.
Journal Article Hansson, Sture; Hjerne, Olle; Harvey, Chris J.; Kitchell, James F.; Cox, Sean P.; Essington, Timothy E. 2007. Managing Baltic Sea fisheries under contrasting production and predation regimes: Ecosystem model analyses. Ambio. Vol: 36(2-3). Pages 265-271.
Journal Article Hartman, K. J.; Kitchell, James F. 2008. Bioenergetics modeling: Progress since the 1992 symposium. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Vol: 137. Pages 216-223.
Journal Article Hrabik, T. R.; Jensen, Olaf P.; Martell, Steve J.D.; Walters, Carl J.; Kitchell, James F. 2006. Diel vertical migration in the Lake Superior pelagic community: Changes in vertical migration of coregonids in response to varying predation risk. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 63. Pages 2286-2295.
Journal Article Jensen, Olaf P.; Hrabik, T. R.; Martell, Steve J.D.; Walters, Carl J.; Kitchell, James F. 2006. Diel vertical migration in the Lake Superior pelagic community: II modeling trade-offs at an intermediate trophic level. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 63. Pages 2296-2307.
Book Chapter Kitchell, James F.; Sass, G. G. 2008. Great Lakes ecosystems: Invasions, food web dynamics and the challenge of ecological restoration. Edited by Waller, D.; Rooney, T. Ecological History of Wisconsin. Univ. Chicago Press. Chicago. Pages 157-170.
Presentations Kitchell, James F. 2008. The Global Fisheries Crisis in an Ecosystem Context. Briefing for US Senate Commerce Committee staff. Washington, D.C..
Journal Article Pine, William E.; Martell, Steve J.D.; Jensen, Olaf P.; Walters, Carl J.; Kitchell, James F. 2008. Catch-and-release and size limit regulations for blue, white, and striped marlin: The role of postrelease survival in effective policy design . Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 65(5). Pages 975-988.
Journal Article Walters, Carl J.; Korman, Josh; Martell, Steve J.D. 2006. A stochastic approach to stock reduction analysis. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Vol: 63. Pages 212-223.