CSIS project featured as CAKE case study

CSIS project featured as CAKE case study

Oct. 30, 2012

Research by Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) scientists on managing the harvest of Great Lakes whitefish is the featured case study on the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) website.

A joint project of Island Press and EcoAdapt, CAKE aims to build a shared knowledge base for managing natural systems in the face of rapid climate change and offer authoritative materials on the subject, as well as build an innovative community of practice.

"Designing a Decision Support System for Harvest Management of Great Lakes Lake Whitefish in a Changing Climate," being conducted by CSIS members Abigail Lynch, doctoral student, and William Taylor, University Distinguished Professor in global fisheries systems, will develop a better understanding of the biology and production dynamics of the Great Lakes' Lake Whitefish fishery and improve the ability of Great Lakes fishery managers to adapt their behaviors and regulations to be responsive to the impacts of climate change. Results from the project are expected to provide the foundation for the development of an interactive modeling tool that will integrate Lake Whitefish biology and climate impacts to help decision makers coordinate conservation efforts and harvest strategies under varying climate regimes.

The case study is on the CAKE website here: http://www.cakex.org/case-studies/5240. CAKE members can log in to vote for the study.