Research Fund 23/05 :: Joana FernandesJuly 1, 2023
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Congratulations Max Klier, who just finished his MSc at the Université Côte d’Azur, while conducting ecosystem modeling of the mesopelagic food web of the Azores. The food web Max was putting together incorporates all the species within the water column of the Azores into a variety of functions groups with a main focus on mesopelagic fish, which is one big job!
The idea is that this model becomes a foundational tool to simulate the possible future impacts that fishing of mesopelagic fish will have on the trophic chain.
Max’s work is part of a bigger project called SUMMER (sustainable management of mesopelagic resources) and he needed some funding to attend a workshop in Iceland specifically on the biology of the mesopelagic fish, so we sent him 150 euros.