Dr Fokje Schaafsma (Netherlands, Kingdom of the)
Ms Doro Forck (CCAMLR Secretariat)
Marine Biology (under review)
Understanding the energy flux through food webs is important for estimating the capacity of marine ecosystems to support stocks of living resources. This paper provides a summary of a review on currently available Southern Ocean energetic density data. This review is a result of the Southern Ocean Diet and Energetics Database, an initiative of the SCAR Expert on Group Birds and Marine Mammals (EG-BAMM) and the SCAR Expert Group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (EG-ABI), in which data on the diet and energetics of Southern Ocean species is collected to form a centralised database.