|Title||Balancing the Strait of Georgia model|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Series Editor||Pauly, D, Christensen V, Haggan N|
|Keywords||assessment and management, British Columbia, Georgia Strait, crisis, ecological, ecological balance, ECOSYSTEMS, fishery management, INE, Canada,, INE, North America, Georgia, management and recreation, marine, Marine organisms, Mathematical models, Q1 01382 Ecological techniques and apparatus, Q1 01604 Stock, Q5 01523 Conservation, wildlife, Resource conservation, Strait|
This run of the Ecopath model presents a clearer picture of the highly complex ecosystem of the Strait of Georgia. The steady-state representation of a naturally dynamic system and the identification of shortcomings in the data should provide good reference points for future studies concerning the strait. Models such as Ecopath have implications in the proper management of resources which are intricate components of the ecosystems in which they live. Understanding the processes and interactions within the systems, and that impacting one group will cause changes in another, can aid in the formation of long-term management policy.