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Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.881, h-index: 38)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 4)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.538, h-index: 35)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 1.512, h-index: 46)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85, SJR: 1.611, h-index: 107)
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American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 142, SJR: 0.652, h-index: 43)
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Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.213, h-index: 9)
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British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.391, h-index: 84)
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Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 7)
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Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.439, h-index: 167)
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Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 4.827, h-index: 192)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.501, h-index: 19)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.436, h-index: 76)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.737, h-index: 11)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.238, h-index: 15)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 8)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 4.742, h-index: 261)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 28)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 47)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 3)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 10)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.999, h-index: 20)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.068, h-index: 24)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 22)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 66)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.201, h-index: 71)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.044, h-index: 58)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 163, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 64)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.048, h-index: 77)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.687, h-index: 115)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.126, h-index: 118)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 7.587, h-index: 150)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.213, h-index: 66)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.859, h-index: 10)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.108, h-index: 6)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.123, h-index: 10)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 7)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.22, h-index: 39)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.437, h-index: 13)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal  
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.692, h-index: 101)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.505, h-index: 40)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 80)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.628, h-index: 66)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 60)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.099, h-index: 51)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.329, h-index: 26)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 20)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.661, h-index: 28)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 2.032, h-index: 44)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.37, h-index: 81)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 90)
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 53)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.835, h-index: 15)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.613, h-index: 111)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.593, h-index: 69)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 155, SJR: 4.381, h-index: 145)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.404, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.69, h-index: 79)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 33)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 21)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 12)
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Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 17)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.998, h-index: 28)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.184, h-index: 68)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.783, h-index: 38)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 4)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 4)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.647, h-index: 30)
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J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.038, h-index: 60)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.157, h-index: 149)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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J. of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 11)
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J. of Complex Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.165, h-index: 5)
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J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 4.896, h-index: 121)
J. of Crohn's and Colitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 37)
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J. of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.69, h-index: 36)
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  • Sixth International Zooplankton Production Symposium: new challenges in a
           changing ocean
    • Authors: Dalpadado P; Gislason A.
      Pages: 1839 - 1845
      Abstract: The Sixth Zooplankton Production Symposium (ZPS) was organized to create an arena to discuss state of the art research on marine zooplankton. Eight sessions and seven workshops of broad scope were held at the conference to explore themes such as the role of zooplankton in marine food webs, response on production and biodiversity to climate change, use of new monitoring technologies, and the potential for zooplankton harvesting. It is the largest international symposium specifically devoted to research on zooplankton that has enabled participants to come together and disseminate findings from the world seas. The ZPS served as a global platform for international scientific collaboration to explore zooplankton dynamics, structure, and function in a changing ocean.
      PubDate: 2017-09-22
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx157
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Pelagic habitat: exploring the concept of good environmental status
    • Authors: Dickey-Collas M; McQuatters-Gollop A, Bresnan E, et al.
      Pages: 1846 - 1854
      Abstract: Marine environmental legislation is increasingly expressing a need to consider the quality of pelagic habitats. This paper uses the European Union marine strategy framework to explore the concept of good environmental status (GES) of pelagic habitat with the aim to build a wider understanding of the issue. Pelagic ecosystems have static, persistent and ephemeral features, with manageable human activities primarily impacting the persistent features. The paper explores defining the meaning of “good”, setting boundaries to assess pelagic habitat and the challenges of considering habitat biodiversity in a moving medium. It concludes that for pelagic habitats to be in GES and able to provide goods and services to humans, three conditions should be met: (i) all species present under current environmental conditions should be able to find the pelagic habitats essential to close their life cycles; (ii) biogeochemical regulation is maintained at normal levels; (iii) critical physical dynamics and movements of biota and water masses at multiple scales are not obstructed. Reference points for acceptable levels of each condition and how these may change over time in line with prevailing oceanographic conditions, should be discussed by knowledge brokers, managers and stakeholders. Managers should think about a habitat hydrography rather than a habitat geography. Setting the bounds of the habitats requires a consideration of dimension, scale and gradients. It is likely that to deal with the challenges caused by a dynamic environment and the relevance of differing spatial and temporal scales, we will need to integrate multidisciplinary empirical data sets with spatial and temporal models to assess and monitor progress towards, or displacement from GES of the pelagic habitat.
      PubDate: 2017-08-20
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx158
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Winter–spring climate effects on small-sized copepods in the coastal
           Baltic Sea
    • Authors: Klais R; Otto SA, Teder M, et al.
      Pages: 1855 - 1864
      Abstract: The general positive effect of warmer winters on the abundance of small-sized zooplankton in the following spring and early summer has been reported from different parts of the Baltic Sea, but the mechanism of this link is not clear. Although causal links cannot be deduced with confidence from observational data, sufficiently detailed analyses can nevertheless provide insights to the potential mechanisms. We present an example of such an analysis, scrutinizing the effects of winter and spring hydroclimate on the abundance of small-sized dominant calanoid copepods (Eurytemora affinis and Acartia spp.), using data from 2080 zooplankton samples collected over 55 years (1957–2012) from a shallow coastal habitat (Pärnu Bay, Gulf of Riga) in the Baltic Sea. Our results indicated that the milder winters brought about higher abundances, and reduced seasonality of small-sized copepods, whereas ambient sea surface temperature (SST) mostly affected the relative abundance of adult stages. The sliding window correlation tests revealed temporal shifts in the effects of controlling variables: with the continuous increase in SST, the effect of winter temperature on the abundance of Acartia spp. weakened. In contrast, E. affinis was consistently affected by SST, but the effect of winter temperature was more pronounced during the period of on average colder winters.
      PubDate: 2017-03-28
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx036
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Coastal amplification of supply and transport (CAST): a new hypothesis
           about the persistence of Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of Maine
    • Authors: Ji R; Feng Z, Jones BT, et al.
      Pages: 1865 - 1874
      Abstract: The lipid-rich calanoid copepod, Calanus finmarchicus, plays a critical role in the pelagic food web of the western North Atlantic and particularly in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Deep basins along the continental shelf harbour high abundance of diapausing C. finmarchicus during the summer and fall. In Wilkinson Basin in the western Gulf of Maine, C. finmarchicus has persisted in large concentrations despite recent significant warming that could potentially threaten the existence of the population in this region. Identifying the major source of diapausing individuals is critical to the understanding of mechanisms that allow population persistence. In this study, Lagrangian tracking experiments using an individual-based copepod life cycle model and simulation of environmental conditions during an exceptionally warm year (2012) suggest that coastal waters are the major upstream source for individuals entering dormancy in Wilkinson Basin over summertime, although pathways and distribution patterns vary with the release timing of particles. Both model results and observation data support the Coastal Amplification of Supply and Transport (CAST) hypothesis as an explanation for the persistence of C. finmarchicus population in the western Gulf of Maine. The mechanism involves the coastal amplification of supply (spring reproduction/summer growth in the food-rich coastal region) and transport to the receiving Wilkinson Basin that is capable of harbouring the diapausing stock.
      PubDate: 2017-01-18
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw253
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Genetic and morphological diversity of the cosmopolitan chaetognath
           Pseudosagitta maxima (Conant, 1896) in the Atlantic Ocean and its
           relationship with the congeneric species
    • Authors: Kulagin DN; Neretina TV, .
      Pages: 1875 - 1884
      Abstract: Until recently many oceanic zooplankton species have been considered as cosmopolitan organisms. At present it became evident that some of them comprise many distinct molecular operational taxonomic units (MOTUs) that often are regarded as cryptic species. As they can significantly change our perceptions of large-scale biogeographic patterns, it is important to characterize the true diversity within common and ecologically important groups. We have analysed the molecular and morphological diversity of the cosmopolitan mesopelagic chaetognath Pseudosagitta maxima throughout the Atlantic Ocean from 60° S to 85° N and its position within the genus Pseudosagitta. Three distinct mitochondrial clades within P. maxima were revealed with phylogenetic analyses (Maximum Likelihood, Bayesian Inference) and were geographically separated. The subsequent analyses of nuclear markers (H3, ITS1) have shown that P. maxima most likely comprises two distinct MOTUs, tropical and bipolar, that also have some morphological differences. The latter MOTU consists of two genetically slightly divergent populations: southern and northern. The morphological examination allowed the determination of a character (type of hook coloration) that accurately distinguishes juveniles of the P. maxima complex from the other congeneric species. Molecular data have shown that evolutionary P. lyra and P. gazellae are more closely related to each other than to P. maxima. Number of hooks, number of anterior and posterior teeth and the arrangement of ova in the ovary were proposed to be the most useful morphological characters to distinguish between tropical and bipolar MOTUs within the P. maxima complex. The first three characters should be determined for each maturity stage separately.
      PubDate: 2017-01-28
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw255
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Protistan microzooplankton and the trophic position of tuna: quantifying
           the trophic link between micro- and mesozooplankton in marine foodwebs
    • Authors: Landry MR; Décima MR, .
      Pages: 1885 - 1892
      Abstract: The importance of the trophic link between <200-µm protistan microzooplankton and mesozooplankton is a cornerstone of modern understanding of foodweb structure of marine pelagic ecosystems that is well demonstrated in experimentally measured contributions of protistan consumers to mesozooplankton diets, in constrained global budgets, and in regional studies that show the inadequacies of meeting zooplankton metabolic requirements by herbivory alone. Nonetheless, protistan trophic steps are poorly reflected in stable isotope analyses by standard methods and systematically neglected in fisheries-related trophic research, which focuses instead on interactions that can be measured in stomach contents. Here, we apply recent advances in compound-specific isotope analysis of amino acids (CSIA-AA) based on alanine as a trophic indicator of protistan foodweb steps to evaluate the implications of lower foodweb structure on trophic position (TP) estimates of tunas. CSIA-AA results for mesozooplankton of the subtropical North Pacific suggest that tuna TPs are underestimated by 0.9, which give rise to new TP estimates of 4.7–5.4 for the three main tuna species of that region. These, in turn, are used to compute a trophic enrichment factor (TEF = 4.45) based on alanine that includes 15N enrichments for protistan consumers and can be applied more broadly in the region. Accounting for the magnitude and variability of protistan trophic steps in the foodwebs supporting pelagic fisheries has important implications for understanding regional variability in energy flows and foodweb structure and their temporal responses to climate change.
      PubDate: 2017-02-08
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx006
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • The effect of elevated carbon dioxide on the sinking and swimming of the
           shelled pteropod Limacina retroversa
    • Authors: Bergan AJ; Lawson GL, Maas AE, et al.
      Pages: 1893 - 1905
      Abstract: Shelled pteropods are planktonic molluscs that may be affected by ocean acidification. Limacina retroversa from the Gulf of Maine were used to investigate the impact of elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) on shell condition as well as swimming and sinking behaviours. Limacina retroversa were maintained at either ambient (ca. 400 µatm) or two levels of elevated CO2 (800 and 1200 µatm) for up to 4 weeks, and then examined for changes in shell transparency, sinking speed, and swimming behaviour assessed through a variety of metrics (e.g. speed, path tortuosity, and wing beat frequency). After exposures to elevated CO2 for as little as 4 d, the pteropod shells were significantly darker and more opaque in the elevated CO2 treatments. Sinking speeds were significantly slower for pteropods exposed to medium and high CO2 in comparison to the ambient treatment. Swimming behaviour showed less clear patterns of response to treatment and duration of exposure, but overall, swimming did not appear to be hindered under elevated CO2. Sinking is used by L. retroversa for predator evasion, and altered speeds and increased visibility could increase the susceptibility of pteropods to predation.
      PubDate: 2017-03-31
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx008
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Reassessment of the life cycle of the pteropod Limacina helicina from a
           high resolution interannual time series in the temperate North Pacific
    • Authors: Wang K; Hunt BV, Liang C, et al.
      Pages: 1906 - 1920
      Abstract: Limacina helicina is the dominant pelagic gastropod mollusc species in temperate and polar ecosystems, where it contributes significantly to food webs and vertical flux. Currently, considerable uncertainty exists in the interpretation of L. helicina’s life cycle, hindering our understanding of its potential responses to environmental change. Here, we present size-frequency data on L. helicina collected from three consecutive years (2008–2010) in a North Pacific temperate fjord. Two methods of length-frequency analysis were used to infer the growth of L. helicina, i.e. linking successive means extracted from finite-mixture distributions, and using the ELEFAN software to fit seasonally oscillating versions of the von Bertalanffy growth equation to the available length-frequency data. Against a background of continuous low level spawning between spring and autumn, both approaches identified two sets of major cohorts, i.e. (i) spring cohorts (G1) spawned in March/April by (ii) overwintering cohorts (G). G overwintered with minimal to low growth, before undergoing rapid growth the following spring and completing the cycle by spawning the G1 generation and disappearing from the population by May/June. Our findings are discussed in the context of L. helicina response to climate change.
      PubDate: 2017-04-11
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx014
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Interannual zooplankton variability in the main pathways of the Atlantic
           water flow into the Arctic Ocean (Fram Strait and Barents Sea branches)
    • Authors: Gluchowska M; Dalpadado P, Beszczynska-Möller A, et al.
      Pages: 1921 - 1936
      Abstract: Atlantic water (AW) carries large amounts of salt, oceanic heat, and biological richness into the Arctic Ocean. The inflow of AW has a two-branch structure via the West Spitsbergen Current (WSC) in the Fram Strait and the Barents Sea Opening (BSO), and the impact of AW on the Arctic Ocean ecosystem depends on the entrance route. Using data collected during the summers of 2001–2014, the zooplankton standing stock and community structure were studied in these two branches. Generally, there was a higher abundance and biomass of Calanus finmarchicus in the BSO than in the WSC, where Oithona spp. numerically dominated. The observed AW temperature and volume flux modifications measurably affected zooplankton variability, with additional effects likely related to diverse contributions of advected and local zooplankton production. During the study period, the AW temperature in both branches increased noticeably but in an oscillating manner. This gradual change manifested as C. finmarchicus forming an increasing proportion of the biomass. The high abundances of Oithona spp. (predominantly O. similis) and C. finmarchicus were attributed to warm AW temperature anomalies. During the warm event in 2011, predomination of young copepodids of C. finmarchicus in the WSC was observed, which represented probably the second generation of the species, reported from this region for the first time. The obtained results show the effects of warming on the zooplankton community transported with the Atlantic water, before they enter the Arctic Ocean. In practical terms, the findings can be used to construct and tune the plankton components of ecosystem models.
      PubDate: 2017-04-17
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx033
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Feeding by Calanus glacialis in a high arctic fjord: potential seasonal
           importance of alternative prey
    • Authors: Cleary AC; Søreide JE, Freese D, et al.
      Pages: 1937 - 1946
      Abstract: The copepod species Calanus glacialis is an important component of arctic marine food webs, where it is the numerically dominant zooplankton grazer and serves as a major prey item for fish, seabirds, and other predators. These copepods are typically considered to be phytoplanktivorous, although they are also known to feed on microzooplankton, and little is known about their diet in fall and winter. To investigate their feeding, C. glacialis gut contents were analyzed over an annual cycle in a seasonally ice covered arctic fjord using next generation sequencing of 18S rDNA. During the spring bloom, diatoms, particularly Thalassiosira spp., were important contributors to the dietary sequence reads. In addition to diatoms, Chytridiomycetes, fungal parasites of diatoms, also made up a large proportion of dietary sequence reads during this productive season. This provides one of the first indications of the potential importance of the mycoloop in marine environments. Just prior to the spring bloom, chaetognath sequences dominated the prey sequence reads from C. glacialis, suggesting potential predation on eggs or other early life stages of chaetognaths by C. glacialis. Other indications of omnivorous feeding outside of the spring bloom period included sequence reads from polychaetes in summer, at the time of peak polychaete larval abundance, and from Metridia spp. (Copepoda) in winter in prey sequences from C. glacialis. Incorporating such predation into our knowledge of Calanus spp. behaviour may help refine our understanding of Calanus spp. ecology, and potential responses of C. glacialis to ongoing climate change.
      PubDate: 2017-07-25
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx106
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Keeping Humans in the Ecosystem
    • Authors: Link JS; Thébaud O, Smith DC, et al.
      Pages: 1947 - 1956
      Abstract: The World Ocean presents many opportunities, with the blue economy projected to at least double in the next two decades. However, capitalizing on these opportunities presents significant challenges and a multi-sectoral, integrated approach to managing marine socio-ecological systems will be required to achieve the full benefits projected for the blue economy. Integrated ecosystem assessments have been identified as the best means of delivering the information upon which marine resource management decisions can be made. By their nature, these assessments are inter-disciplinary, but to date have mostly focused on the natural sciences. Inclusion of human dimensions into integrated ecosystem assessments has been lagging, but is fundamental. Here we report on a Symposium, and the articles emmanating from it that are included in this Theme Set, that address how to more effectively include human dimensions into integrated ecosystem assessments. We provide an introduction to each of the main symposium topics (governance, scenarios, indicators, participatory processes, and case studies), highlight the works that emerged from the symposium, and identify key areas in which more work is required. There is still a long way to go before we see end-to-end integrated ecosystem assessments inclusive of all the major current and potential ocean use sectors that also encompass multiple aspects of human dimensions. Nonetheless, it is also clear that progress is being made and we are developing tools and approaches, including the human dimension, that can inform management and position us to take advantage of the multi-sectoral opportunities of sustainable blue growth.
      PubDate: 2017-07-25
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx130
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Shaping the future of marine socio-ecological systems research: when
           early-career researchers meet the seniors
    • Authors: Drakou EG; Kermagoret C, Comte A, et al.
      Pages: 1957 - 1964
      Abstract: As the environmental issues facing our planet change, scientific efforts need to inform the sustainable management of marine resources by adopting a socio-ecological systems approach. Taking the symposium on “Understanding marine socio-ecological systems: including the human dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (MSEAS)” as an opportunity we organized a workshop to foster the dialogue between early and advanced-career researchers and explore the conceptual and methodological challenges marine socio-ecological systems research faces. The discussions focused on: a) interdisciplinary research teams versus interdisciplinary scientists; b) idealism versus pragmatism on dealing with data and conceptual gaps; c) publishing interdisciplinary research. Another major discussion point was the speed at which governance regimes and institutional structures are changing and the role of researchers in keeping up with it. Irrespective of generation, training or nationality, all participants agreed on the need for multi-method approaches that encompass different social, political, ecological and institutional settings, account for complexity and communicate uncertainties. A shift is needed in the questions the marine socio-ecological scientific community addresses, which could happen by drawing on lessons learnt and experiences gained. These require in turn a change in education and training, accompanied by a change in research and educational infrastructures.
      PubDate: 2017-02-17
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx009
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Managing marine socio-ecological systems: picturing the future
    • Authors: Thébaud O; Link JS, Kohler B, et al.
      Pages: 1965 - 1980
      Abstract: What do you get when a lawyer, a modeller, an economist, a social scientist and an ecologist talk about the ocean' Besides an interesting conversation, it is likely there will be some consideration of how to solve many of the problems facing marine ecosystems around the world. That is precisely what the MSEAS 2016 symposium on understanding marine socio-ecological systems aimed to do. From 30 May to 3 June in Brest, France, the symposium gathered over 230 participants from around the world and from multiple disciplines to discuss the challenge of explicitly considering the human component in producing synoptic assessments of marine social-ecological systems. The symposium fostered dynamic debates on the inter-disciplinary collaborations needed to support management of ongoing and anticipated growth in multiple ocean uses, with particular consideration of the triple bottom line of ecological, economic and social sustainability. Building on the illustrations produced by a professional cartoonist during the meeting, this graphic novel summarizes the key challenges ahead in understanding marine socio-ecological systems and draws a path for future research endeavours in this domain.
      PubDate: 2017-03-02
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw252
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Practical steps toward integrating economic, social and institutional
           elements in fisheries policy and management
    • Authors: Stephenson RL; Benson AJ, Brooks K, et al.
      Pages: 1981 - 1989
      Abstract: While international agreements and legislation call for incorporation of four pillars of sustainability, the social (including cultural), economic and institutional aspects (the ‘human dimension’) have been relatively neglected to date. Three key impediments have been identified: a relative lack of explicit social, economic and institutional objectives; a general lack of process (frameworks, governance) for routine integration of all four pillars of sustainability; and a bias towards biological considerations. Practical integration requires a ‘systems’ approach with explicit consideration of strategic and operational aspects of management; multidisciplinary or transdisciplinary evaluations; practical objectives for the four pillars of sustainability; appropriate participation; and a governance system that is able to integrate these diverse considerations in management. We challenge all involved in fisheries to immediately take five practical steps toward integrating ecological, economic, social and institutional aspects: (1) Adopt the perspective of the fishery as a ‘system’ with interacting natural, human and management elements; (2) Be aware of both strategic and operational aspects of fisheries assessment and management; (3) Articulate overarching objectives that incorporate all four pillars of sustainability; (4) Encourage appropriate (and diverse) disciplinary participation in all aspects of research, evaluation and management; and (5) Encourage development of (or emulate) participatory governance.
      PubDate: 2017-05-02
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx057
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Implementing marine ecosystem-based management: lessons from Australia
    • Authors: Smith DC; Fulton EA, Apfel P, et al.
      Pages: 1990 - 2003
      Abstract: Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is now widely accepted as the best means of managing the complex interactions in marine systems. However, progress towards implementing and operationalizing it has been slow. We take a pragmatic approach to EBM. Our simple definition is balancing human activities and environmental stewardship in a multiple-use context. In this paper, we present case studies on the development and implementation of EBM in Australia. The case studies (Australia’s Ocean Policy, the Great Barrier Reef, New South Wales (NSW) marine estate, Gladstone Harbour, and South Australia and Spencer Gulf) span different spatial scales, from national to regional to local. They also cover different levels of governance or legislated mandate. We identify the key learnings, necessary components and future needs to support better implementation. These include requirements for clearly identified needs and objectives, stakeholder ownership, well defined governance frameworks, and scientific tools to deal with conflicts and trade-offs. Without all these components, multi-sector management will be difficult and there will be a tendency to maintain a focus on single sectors. While the need to manage individual sectors remains important and is often challenging, this alone will not necessarily ensure sustainable management of marine systems confronted by increasing cumulative impacts.
      PubDate: 2017-07-12
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx113
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • The commons tragedy in the North Sea brown shrimp fishery: how horizontal
           institutional interactions inhibit a self-governance structure
    • Authors: Steenbergen J; Trapman BK, Steins NA, et al.
      Pages: 2004 - 2011
      Abstract: Self-regulation is now widely regarded as an effective mechanism for collective action aimed at sustainable management of common pool resources. The brown shrimp (Crangon crangon) fishing industry in the Netherlands has been working on the implementation of a self-management strategy since 2007, as part of its ambition to get certified to the Marine Stewardship Council standard. Part of the self-management strategy is the development of a harvest control rule for reducing fishing effort when catches are low. Until recently, these attempts failed. The failure of the initiatives for self-management is examined within Ostrom’s nested framework for understanding institutions for managing resource use. This framework emphasises the importance of strong vertical embeddedness of institutional arrangements for resource (co)management. Our analysis shows that, despite a strong vertical embeddedness, mismatches between different institutional frameworks at the same level (horizontal interaction) affect the performance of self-management at the organizational level. This inhibits the resource users’ collective actions to self-manage their brown shrimp fishery, leading to a potential commons tragedy.
      PubDate: 2017-04-19
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx053
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • A roadmap for a quantitative ecosystem-based environmental impact
    • Authors: Coston-Guarini JJ; Guarini JM, Hinz S, et al.
      Pages: 2012 - 2023
      Abstract: A new roadmap for quantitative methodologies of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is proposed, using an ecosystem-based approach. EIA recommendations are currently based on case-by-case rankings, distant from statistical methodologies, and ecological ideas that lack proof of generality or predictive capacities. These qualitative approaches ignore process dynamics, scales of variations and interdependencies and are unable to address societal demands to link socio-economic and ecological processes (e.g. population dynamics). We propose to re-focus EIA around the systemic formulation of interactions between organisms (organized in populations and communities) and their environments but inserted within a strict statistical framework. A systemic formulation allows scenarios to be built that simulate impacts on chosen receptors. To illustrate the approach, we design a minimum ecosystem model that demonstrates nontrivial effects and complex responses to environmental changes and validated with case study. We suggest that an Ecosystem-Based EIA—in which the socio-economic system is an evolving driver of the ecological one—is more promising than a socio-economic-ecological system where all variables are treated as equal. This refocuses the debate on cause-and-effect, processes, identification of essential portable variables, and allows for quantitative comparisons between projects, which is critical in cumulative effects determinations.
      PubDate: 2017-02-20
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx015
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Linking ecosystem processes to communities of practice through
           commercially fished species in the Gulf of Alaska
    • Authors: Zador SG; Gaichas SK, Kasperski S, et al.
      Pages: 2024 - 2033
      Abstract: Marine ecosystems are complex, and there is increasing recognition that environmental, ecological, and human systems are linked inextricably in coastal regions. The purpose of this article was to integrate environmental, ecological and human dimensions information important for fisheries management into a common analytical framework. We then used the framework to examine the linkages between these traditionally separate subject areas. We focused on synthesis of linkages between the Gulf of Alaska marine ecosystem and human communities of practice, defined as different fisheries sectors. Our specific objective was to document the individual directional linkages among environmental, ecological, and human dimensions variables in conceptual models, then build qualitative network models to perform simulation analyses to test how bottom-up and top-down perturbations might propagate through these linkages. We found that it is both possible and beneficial to integrate environmental, ecological, and human dimensions information important for fisheries into a common framework. First, the conceptual models allowed us to synthesize information across a broad array of data types, representing disciplines such as ecology and economics that are more commonly investigated separately, often with distinct methods. Second, the qualitative network analysis demonstrated how ecological signals can propagate to human communities, and how fishery management measures may influence the system. Third, we found that incorporating multi-species interactions changed outcomes because the merged model reversed some of the ecological and human outcomes compared with single species analyses. Overall, we demonstrated the value of linking information from the natural and social sciences to better understand complex social–ecological systems, and the value of incorporating ecosystem-level processes into a traditionally single species management framework. We advocate for conceptual and qualitative network modelling as efficient foundational steps to inform ecosystem-based fisheries management.
      PubDate: 2017-04-20
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx054
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Mental models, communication, and engagement in marine projects
    • Authors: Boschetti F; Andreotta M, .
      Pages: 2034 - 2039
      Abstract: In a hypothetical decision-making situation in which a unique truth exists and each party’s aim in acquiring knowledge is to approach the truth, argumentation would be unnecessary because the best scientific theory would win the argument. Likewise, if truth is irrelevant and a perfect persuasion method is available, argumentation would also be pointless, because arguing parties, each possessing the perfect recipe, would lead a third party to switch sides endlessly. In the real world, argumentation matters because a unique truth rarely exists, information can be uncertain or vague, aims are often ambiguous if not contradictory, and acquiring knowledge can have other purposes besides approaching the truth. Marine scientists are increasingly expected to contribute to complex decision-making by providing not only scientific evidence, but also impact in the form of effective communication and persuasion. Here we review insights from different disciplines on how humans organise knowledge, beliefs, opinions, assumptions and worldviews, how these interrelate and how they affect decision-making as well as the reception of information. By focussing on the theory of mental models and the Causal Layered Analysis we also show how the structure underlying the organisation of scientific and non-scientific knowledge can be reduced to a fairly common framework. We conclude by reviewing some tools a marine scientist can employ in a stakeholder engagement process in order to better understand the audience to which scientific information needs to be delivered.
      PubDate: 2017-01-15
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw240
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Towards ecosystem-based management: identifying operational food-web
           indicators for marine ecosystems
    • Authors: Tam JC; Link JS, Rossberg AG, et al.
      Pages: 2040 - 2052
      Abstract: Modern approaches to Ecosystem-Based Management and sustainable use of marine resources must account for the myriad of pressures (interspecies, human and environmental) affecting marine ecosystems. The network of feeding interactions between co-existing species and populations (food webs) are an important aspect of all marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Here we describe and discuss a process to evaluate the selection of operational food-web indicators for use in evaluating marine ecosystem status. This process brought together experts in food-web ecology, marine ecology, and resource management, to identify available indicators that can be used to inform marine management. Standard evaluation criteria (availability and quality of data, conceptual basis, communicability, relevancy to management) were implemented to identify practical food-web indicators ready for operational use and indicators that hold promise for future use in policy and management. The major attributes of the final suite of operational food-web indicators were structure and functioning. Indicators that represent resilience of the marine ecosystem were less developed. Over 60 potential food-web indicators were evaluated and the final selection of operational food-web indicators includes: the primary production required to sustain a fishery, the productivity of seabirds (or charismatic megafauna), zooplankton indicators, primary productivity, integrated trophic indicators, and the biomass of trophic guilds. More efforts should be made to develop thresholds-based reference points for achieving Good Environmental Status. There is also a need for international collaborations to develop indicators that will facilitate management in marine ecosystems used by multiple countries.
      PubDate: 2017-02-04
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw230
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
  • Balearic Islands boat seine fisheries: the transparent goby fishery an
           example of co-management
    • Authors: Morales-Nin B; Grau A, Aguilar J, et al.
      Pages: 2053 - 2058
      Abstract: An economically important, small-scale fishery operates during the winter months in Mallorca. Using a special surrounding net that is hauled over the sand and gravel bottoms of bays at depths reaching 30 m, it primarily targets Aphia minuta and Pseudaphya ferreri, but other goby species and juveniles of the Pagellus spp are also caught. Similar fisheries are operated on the Spanish coast and in Italy. This fishery is run with specific licenses, equipment controls, and closed seasons (based on species availability). In cooperation with local fishermen, the administration has in recent years established a daily quota for sustaining the sales prices 22of the species caught. A management plan was set up in 2013 in accordance with European Union rules to ensure the sustainability of the fishery. Its sustainable quotas have been set at 30 kg/day/boat for A. minuta and 50 kg/day/boat for P. ferreri, and the by-catch cannot exceed 10% of the total catch. Landings are permitted in 11 fixed ports and only 35 boats can fish with the regulated nets from December 15 to April 30. A co-management committee was created with the participation of the public administration, fishermen’s associations, researchers, and certain non-governmental organizations. The co-management process was revised and fishermen’s opinions were obtained in a successful enquiry that was answered by the majority of the operating fleet, and their views on the management rules will be considered in future regulations. The co-management of the small-scale boat seine fishery in the Balearic Islands is thus an ongoing collaborative and communicative process in a local community that continues to evolve over time. Although the fishermen are represented by their port guilds, communication efforts are necessary in the near future to ensure the success of the co-management process.
      PubDate: 2017-02-15
      DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw227
      Issue No: Vol. 74, No. 7 (2017)
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