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Two-dimensional, multi-species, individual-based modeling platform, which focuses on fish and invertebrate species and their trophic interactions. The main characteristic of OSMOSE is that it assumes opportunistic predation based on spatial co-occurrence and size adequacy between a predator and its prey (i.e., size-based opportunistic predation). OSMOSE simulates the life cycle of (typically 10 to 20) "focal functional groups", and implicitly considers "background functional groups", which only serve as potential food source.
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