Priority Topic 2
ASSESSING AND PREDICTING IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE ON COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS
The coastal and shelf systems response has been addressed earlier in LOICZ by estimating the metabolism of coastal and shelf ecosystems using the LOICZ budget methodology. This methodology will be refined and extended, specifically in an attempt to also address issues of coastal sustainability and governance. The use of additional modeling approaches will be evaluated to determine whether such approaches are more appropriate to address particular coastal management questions.
|This topic encapsulates:|
|a)||Examining the changes in loads associated with human activities in coastal watersheds as well as other human-induced effects|
|b)||Examining the response of coastal and shelf ecosystems to these changes.|