PlankDiv aims to gather expertise in species distribution models, plankton biogeography, functional traits, and phylogeny to assess the impact of climate and climate change on plankton communities’ structure and functioning. Understanding how environmental variability affects plankton species distribution is paramount to forecast climate change impacts on biological production and marine ecosystem services.
This foresight workshop will bring together 25 specialists on European shelf seas, the Northern Atlantic and the global Ocean, to synthesise ongoing work in this area.
The objective will be to build a consortium to foster future collaborative work across different ecosystems and to prepare a large scale international proposal for a suitable future European or international call. PlankDiv will provide excellent networking opportunities by promoting and creating synergies between different regional and international efforts on data synthesis, species distribution modelling and plankton ecology.