MODELLING LAKES – An ECOPOTENTIAL presentation at the MASCOT2018 Conference– Rome, Italy

“La Sapienza” in Rome, Italy – 2-5 October 2018

Fasma Diele (National Council of Research, Italy) presented yesterday her ECOPOTENTIAL work on computational modelling of oligotrophic lakes, “A one-dimensional vertical ecosystem model for lake dynamics”, linked to the ECOPOTENTIAL research on alpine lakes, at the “15th Meeting on applied scientific computing and tools” (MASCOT2018 – http://umi.dm.unibo.it/eventi/mascot-2018/, Università La Sapienza in Rome, Italy – Oct 2nd -5th 2018). Fasma has presented a modified version of an existing lake ecosystem model [1] describing a trophic chain generated by nutrients, phytoplankton, zooplankton and planktivorous fishes. The new model takes into account the vertical dynamics of the biomasses of the main species following the approach in [2], and includes
seasonality in the dynamics of the various compartments.

[1] Magnea, U., Sciascia, R., Paparella, F., Tiberti, R., and Provenzale, A. (2013). A model or high-altitude alpine lake ecosystems and the effect of introduced fish. Ecological modelling, 251, 211-220.

[2] Prokopkin, I. G., Mooij, W. M., Janse, J. H., and Degermendzhy, A. G. (2010). A general one-dimensional vertical ecosystem model of Lake Shira (Russia, Khakasia): description, parametrization and analysis. Aquatic ecology, 44(3), 585-618.

The work has been developed in collaboration with the ECOPOTENTIAL researchers Carmela Marangi, Silvia Giamberini and Antonello Provenzale (also National Council of Research – CNR). Congratulation Fasma!!

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