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Jaramillo, F., Desormeaux, A., Hedlund, J., Jawitz, J.W.. Clerici, N., Piemontese, L., et. al. 2019. Priorities and Interactions of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with Focus on Wetlands. Water 2019, 11, 619.
2019 - Journal / article
Wetlands are often vital physical and social components of a country’s natural capital, as well as providers of ecosystem services to local and national communities. We performed a network analysis to prioritize Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for sustainable development in iconic wetlands and wetlandscapes around the world. The analysis was based on the information and perceptions on 45 wetlandscapes worldwide by 4...
Mooij, W.M., van Wijk, D., Beusen, A.H.W., et.al. 2018. Modeling water quality in the Anthropocene: directions for the next-generation aquatic ecosystem models. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability Volume 36, February 2019, Pages 85-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.10.012
2018 - Journal / article
“Everything changes and nothing stands still” (Heraclitus). Here we review three major improvements to freshwater aquatic ecosystem models — and ecological models in general — as water quality scenario analysis tools towards a sustainable future. To tackle the rapid and deeply connected dynamics characteristic of the Anthropocene, we argue for the inclusion of eco-evolutionary, novel ecosystem and social-ecological dynamics. T...
Griffiths, J.R., S. Hajdu, A.S. Downing, O. Hjerne, U. Larsson, M. Winder. Phytoplankton community interactions and environmental sensitivity in coastal and offshore habitats. Oikos DOI: 10.1111/oik.02405
2015 - Journal / article
Assessing the relative importance of environmental conditions and community interactions is necessary for evaluating the sensitivity of biological communities to anthropogenic change. Phytoplankton communities have a central role in aquatic food webs and biogeochemical cycles, therefore, consequences of differing community sensitivities may have broad ecosystem effects. Using two long-term time series (28 and 20 years) from...
Janssen, A.B.G., G.B. Arhonditsis, A. Beusen, K. Bolding, L. Bruce, J. Bruggeman, R.-M. Couture, A.S. Downing, J. Alex Elliott, M.A. Frassl, G. Gal, D.J. Gerla, M.R. Hipsey, F. Hu, S.C. Ives, J.H. Janse, E. Jeppesen, K.D. Jöhnk, D. Kneis, X. Kong, J.J. Kuiper, M.K. Lehmann, C. Lemmen, D. Özkundakci, T. Petzoldt, K. Rinke, B.J. Robson, R. Sachse, S.A. Schep, M. Schmid, H. Scholten, S. Teurlincx, D. Trolle, T.A. Troost, A.A. Van Dam, L.P.A. Van Gerven, M. Weijerman, S.A. Wells, W.M. Mooij. 2015. Exploring, exploiting and evolving diversity of aquatic ecosystem models: A community perspective. Aquatic Ecology 49: 513–548
2015 - Journal / article
Here, we present a community perspective on how to explore, exploit and evolve the diversity in aquatic ecosystem models. These models play an important role in understanding the functioning of aquatic ecosystems, filling in observation gaps and developing effective strategies for water quality management. In this spirit, numerous models have been developed since the 1970s. We set off to explore model diversity by making an ...
Downing, A.S., E. Van Nes, J. Balirwa, J. Beuving, P. Bwathondi, L.J. Chapman, I.J.M. Cornelissen, I.G. Cowx, K. Goudswaard, R.E. Hecky, J.H. Janse, A. Janssen, L. Kaufman, M.A. Kishe-Machumu, J. Kolding, W. Ligtvoet, D. Mbabazi, M. Medard, O.C. Mkumbo, E. Mlaponi, A.T. Munyaho, L.A.J. Nagelkerke, R. Ogutu-Ohwayo, W.O. Ojwang, H.K. Peter, D. Schindler, O. Seehausen, D. Sharpe, G.M. Silsbe, L. Sitoki, R. Tumwebaze, D. Tweddle, K.E. Van de Wolfshaar, H. Van Dijk, E. Van Donk, J.C. Van Rijssel, P.A.M. Van Zwieten, J.H. Wanink, F. Witte, W.M. Mooij. 2014. Coupled human and natural system dynamics as key to the sustainability of Lake Victoria’s ecosystem services. Ecology and Society 19(4): 31.
2014 - Journal / article
East Africa’s Lake Victoria provides resources and services to millions of people on the lake’s shores and abroad. In particular, the lake’s fisheries are an important source of protein, employment, and international economic connections for the whole region. Nonetheless, stock dynamics are poorly understood and currently unpredictable. Furthermore, fishery dynamics are intricately connected to other supporting services of the...
Downing, A.S., S. Hajdu, O. Hjerne, S. A. Otto, T. Blenckner, U. Larsson, M. Winder, James Grover 2014. Zooming in on size distribution patterns underlying species coexistence in Baltic Sea phytoplankton. Ecology Letters, 17, 1219–1227
2014 - Journal / article
Scale is a key to determining which processes drive community structure. We analyse size distributions of phytoplankton to determine time scales at which we can observe either fixed environmental characteristics underlying communities structure or competition-driven size distributions. Using multiple statistical tests, we characterise size distributions of phytoplankton from 20-year time series in two sites of the Baltic Sea. ...