MICE model of predator-prey interactions in fisheries stock assessment

MICE (Models of Intermediate Complexity) is a type of ecosystem model that is question-driven, and contains a limited number of components and ecological processes.

Model summary

MICE are intermediate in complexity - somewhere between a traditional single-species stock assessment model, and a whole-ecosystem models. The Chatham Rise MICE model includes two commercially fished species (Hoki and Hake) and assesses their population dynamics simultaneously, using a functional response formulated by representing predator-prey interactions. 


Principal Scientist - Fisheries
Hoki. [Photo: Neil Bagley, NIWA]
Chathman Rise [Image: Google Earth]
Hake [Photo: W St George]
Research subject: Ecosystems