Project Profile: SOMBEE

Scenarios of Marine Biodiversity and Evolution under Exploitation and climate change


Principal Investigators: Yunne-Jai Shin, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
Partners: Derek Tittensor, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre, United Kingdom
Gorka Merino, Centro Tecnológico Experto en innovación Marina y Alimentaria, Spain
Bruno Ernande, L'Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, France
Ekin Akoglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
William Cheung, University of British Columbia, Canada
Myron Peck, University of Hamburg, Germany
Renato Guevara, Peruvian Marine Research Institute, Peru
Martin Quaas, University of Kiel, Germany
Yongjun Tian, Ocean University of China, China
Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada
French National Research Agency, France
German Research Foundation, Germany
DLR Project Management Agency, Germany
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Turkey


Full Project Title: Scenarios of Marine Biodiversity and Evolution under Exploitation and climate change
Full Call Title: Biodiversity2017


Project Objective: SOMBEE addresses the role of eco-evolutionary dynamics and their consequences for the sustainable exploitation of fish resources in the future. The objectives are to: i) develop a cutting edge evolutionary ecosystem model with primary focus on fish; ii) apply it to a set of 6 contrasting ecosystems to better understand the selective pressures exerted by fishing and climate change; iii) project future changes in intra- and inter-specific biodiversity and related fishing production and economic profit under combined climate and fishing scenarios and iv) quantify the synergistic and antagonistic ecological, evolutionary and economic impacts of these drivers.
Call Objective: The Call addresses two major (non-exclusive) priorities:

- Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions;

- Consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity scenarios.




Duration: 36 months
Call Date: October 2, 2017
Project Award Date: July 13, 2018