The FEM Group members are giving presentations at the ICES Annual Science Conference 2017.

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is a leading multidisciplinary scientific forum for the exchange of knowledge on all aspects of marine sciences pertaining to the North Atlantic, North Sea, and the Baltic Sea. This year's Annual Science Conference is held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and five researches from the FEM Group are giving presentations on several topics related to fisheries and ecosystem management.

Theme Session H: The practical use of ecosystem indicators for decision-making 

Annukka Lehikoinen, L Uusitalo, L Bergström, U Bergström, A Bryhn, H Peltonen, R Fredriksson, and J Olsson. Machine learning applications in marine management: evaluating complex indicator-pressure relationships across fish populations (oral presentation)

Theme Session M: Modelling social-ecological systems: methods and tools for scenario development and prediction

Sakari Kuikka. Practical experiences in applying Bayesian decision models to fisheries and environmental problems: lessons learned (oral presentation)

Annukka Lehikoinen, L Ronkainen, and P Haapasaari.  To eat or not to eat? Two systems analytic approaches to evaluate the sustainable use of the dioxin-rich Baltic herring and salmon (oral presentation)

Eduardo Maeda, S Mäntyniemi, S Despoti, Musumeci, Giannoulaki, A Ligas, and S Kuikka. Development of a flexible Bayesian model of fisheries discards with priors defined by expert knowledge (poster presentation)

Mia Pihlajamäki, A Lehikoinen, P Haapasaari, S Sarkki, L Ronkainen, and TP Karjalainen. Combining exploratory scenarios and Bayesian belief networks to model social-ecological systems – case study on Baltic herring and salmon fisheries (poster presentation)

Theme Session Q: Integrating economic and social sciences in marine ecosystem services research

Päivi Haapasaari, M Pihlajamäki, A Delaney, S Ignatius, and S Sarkki. How to reorganise governance to support ecosystem-based fisheries management. The cases of Baltic salmon and herring (oral presentation)

Riikka Venesjärvi, R Carson, A Jolma, and S Kuikka. Decision analysis between the use of marine resources and ecosystem conservation (oral presentation)

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