A Lagrangian tool for modelling ichthyoplankton dynamics

TitleA Lagrangian tool for modelling ichthyoplankton dynamics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLett, C, Verley, P, Mullon, C, Parada, C, Brochier, T, Penven, P, Blanke, B
JournalEnvironmental Modelling & Software
KeywordsBiophysical model, Fish early life, Fish eggs and larvae, Ichthyop, Individual-based model, Lagrangian model, Particle tracking, Transport

Ichthyop is a free Java tool designed to study the effects of physical and biological factors on ichthyoplankton dynamics. It incorporates the most important processes involved in fish early life: spawning, movement, growth, mortality and recruitment. The tool uses as input time series of velocity, temperature and salinity fields archived from {ROMS} or {MARS} oceanic models. It runs with a user-friendly graphic interface and generates output files that can be post-processed easily using graphic and statistical software.