EUROSSAM

European Salt Marsh Modelling

 

 

Programme "Environment and Climate"

Sub-programme "Functioning of Ecosystems"

 

 

Contract ENV4-CT97-0436

 

Zone de Texte: - Work program  PL 970655 -  (March 1998 - August 2000)

 

 

Project partner institutions

 

 

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES 1 UMR 6553

Laboratoire d’Evolution des Systèmes Naturels et Modifiés

35042 Rennes Cédex, FR

 

DLO – INSTITUTE FOR FORESTRY AND NATURE RESEARCH

Dep.of Aquatic Ecology

PO box 167, 1790 AD Den Burg, NL

 

ITE - Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

Monks Wood

Huntington

CAMBS PE17 2LS, UK

 

IMAR – INSTITUTO DO MAR

UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

2825 Monte de Caparica, PT

 

IMAR - UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Appartado 94 cargo dos Collegais

7000 Evora, PT

 

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Avenida Rovisco Pais

1096 Lisboa Codex, PT

 

Instituto de Oceanografia

Rua Ernesto Vasconcelos

Campo Grande

1700 Lisboa, PT

 

IFREMER Brest

DEL / AO

BP 70, 29 280 Plouzané ,FR


 


List of scientific partners

 


Scientific coordinating board:

 

Prof. Jean-Claude Lefeuvre

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES 1 UMR 6553

Laboratoire d’Evolution des Systèmes Naturels et Modifiés

35042 Rennes Cédex, FR

Tel.    33 (0)2 99 28 61 42

Fax.   33 (0)2 99 28 14 58

e-mail       jean-claude.lefeuvre@univ-rennes1.fr

 

Dr Eric Feunteun

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES 1 UMR 6553

Laboratoire d’Evolution des Systèmes Naturels et Modifiés

35042 Rennes Cédex , FR

Tel. : 33 (0)2 99 28 14 39

Fax. : 33 (0)2 99 28 14 58

e-mail : eric.feunteun@univ.rennes1.fr

 

Dr Sébastien Thorin

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES 1 UMR 6553

Laboratoire d’Evolution des Systèmes Naturels et Modifiés

35042 Rennes Cédex , FR

Tel. : 33 (0)2 99 28 61 47

Fax. : 33 (0)2 99 28 14 58

e-mail : sebastien.thorin@univ.rennes1.fr

 

 

Project participants:

 

Dr Willem VanDuin

DLO – INSTITUTE FOR FORESTRY AND NATURE RESEARCH

Dep.of Aquatic Ecology

PO box 167, 1790 AD Den Burg, NL

Tel : 31 222 369702

fax :  31 222 319265

e-mail : w.vduin@ibn.dlo.nl

 

Dr Susan Brown, Ruth Cox

Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

Monks Wood

Huntington

CAMBS PE17 2LS, UK

Tel. : 44 1487 773 381

Fax. : 44 1487 773 467

e-mail : slb@ceh.ac.uk

 

Prof. J.G. Ferreira

IMAR – INSTITUTO DO MAR

UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

2825 Monte de Caparica, PT

tel 351 1 295 44 64

Fax. : 351 1 294 85 54

e-mail : jgferreira@compuserve.com

 

Prof. A. de Bettencourt

IMAR

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Appartado 94 cargo dos Collegais

7000 Evora, PT

Tel : 351 66 740 823

Fax : 351 66 294 93

e-mail: abettencourt@mail.telepac.pt

 

Prof. R. Neves

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Avenida Rovisco Pais

1096 Lisboa Codex, PT

Tel : 351 1 841 73 98

Fax : 351 1 8417398

e-mail : rneves@hidrol.ist.utl.pt

 

Prof M.J. COSTA

Instituto de Oceanografia

Rua Ernesto Vasconcelos

Campo Grande

1700 Lisboa, PT

Tel : 351 1 750 00 78

Fax. 351 1 750 00 09

e-mail : zitasia@cc.fc.ul.pt

 

Dr. J.C. Salomon

IFREMER Brest (FR)

DEL / AO

BP 70,

29 280 Plouzané ,FR

Tel. : 33 (0)2 98 22 43 09

Fax. : 33 (0)2 98 22 46 44

e-mail : j.salomon@ifremer.fr

 

   

 

 

GLOBAL CONTENTS

 

 

Part 1 - Interactions between plants and sediments

 

Task 1 - Sediment dynamics

Task 2 - Plants dynamics in lower salt-marshes : toward the modelling of population and community functioning

A/ Population dynamics of  Suaeda maritima  : study of the biology and  mechanism of the maintenance of an annual species in salt marsh plant communities

B/ Pioneer vegetation and sediment dynamics in low salt marsh, Mont Saint-Michel Bay

C/ Salicornia Dynamics in lower and pioneer salt marshes. Evolution of salt marshes in the Mont Saint-Michel bay between 1984 and 1995

Task 3 - Genetic aspects of plant colonisation and persistence within salt marshes

 

Part 2 - Production and fate of organic matter

 

Task 4 - Organic Matter Cycling Models in Estuaries

Task 5 - Spatio-temporal variations of microphytobenthos community and biomass in a salt marsh of the Mont Saint-Michel Bay

Task 6 - Analysis of the nutrient control of the organic carbon cycle in a salt marsh (Ancosom) and the modelling of the nitrogen cycle (Nitromod)

Task 7 - Linkage of models and development of a decision support system

Task 8 - Modelling the biogeochemical processing of arsenic by salt marshes

 

Part 3 - Wildlife fauna and integration of organic matter into marine food webs

 

Task 9 - Macro-invertebrate food webs

Task 10 - Vertebrate food webs

Task 11 - Fish communities – salt marsh interactions in Mont Saint-Michel bay

 

Part 4 - Hydrodynamic models to study intersystem exchange processes

 

Task 12 - Hydrodynamic model at the marsh scale

Task 13 - Hydrodynamic model at the scale Of Mont Saint-Michel’s Bay

Model 1 - Mathematical model of Mont Saint-Michel Bay

Model 2 - Hydrodynamic and sedimentation mathematical model of the Mont Saint-Michel bay

Task 14 - Hydrodynamic model at the estuary scale