We assess and enhance ecosystem services provided by diadromous fishes in a climate change context

General objective

DiadES will enhance ecosystem services provided by diadromous fishes in the Atlantic Area by creating innovative tools to ignite a transnational management under present and future climatic conditions.


Why is DiadES necessary?

Diadromous fish (shads, lampreys, eel, salmon, trout, mullet…) numbers are declining across their Atlantic distribution, causing ecological and socioeconomic impacts on local communities. Despite management measures, the situation remains critical. Why?

Diadromous fish populations between river basins are not isolated and yet management is mostly organized at the local scale.

They are vulnerable to climate change so a shift in their distribution would render their management an even more complex problem.

Therefore, a transnational approach is needed to enable a common management for the conservation and enhancement of the ecosystem services associated to these species that includes the explicit long-term and large-scale issues related to climate change.


What will be the main DiadES outputs?

Three main outputs will be produced to increase the capacity of policy makers and other key stakeholders to make efficient and informed management decisions in the implementation of related policies on diadromous fishes while considering the impacts of climate change:

An INTERACTIVE WEB ATLAS will present changes in diadromous fish distributions and trends in relevant ecosystem services under climate change, promoting emerging benefits provided by these species.

A SERIOUS GAME, of a role-playing form, will bring together target groups to (i) share the different knowledge they have, (ii) build a joint representation of fish population dynamics and (iii) imagine alternative management strategies in the face of climate change.

POLICY GUIDELINES for a large-scale and long-term management of diadromous fishes will be formalized in a Declaration signed by all key parties involved in diadromous fish management.


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