PICES 2009 Annual Meeting
Understanding ecosystem dynamics and pursuing ecosystem approaches to management
October 23 - November 1, 2009, Jeju, Korea
Last update - August 5, 2009
Invited Speakers

Michael Alexander
Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S.A.

Workshop 8 Invited Speaker

Michael Alexander obtained his PhD from the Department of Atmospheric and Ocean icsciences at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) under the guidance of John Kutzback. His PhD examined the influence of ENSO-driven atmospheric teleconnections on oceans beyond the tropical Pacific, which has become to be known as the “atmospheric bridge”. While Michael has continued his research on the atmospheric bridge, he has also studied atmosphere-ocean interaction, ocean mixed

layer dynamics and its impact on sea surface temperatures (SST) and marine ecosystems, the role of ocean Rossby waves and subduction on climate variability and the influence of sea ice changes on the atmosphere. Michael has published more than 50 articles in journals such as the Climate Dynamics, Conservation Biology, Deep Sea Research, Fisheries Oceanography, Journal of Climate, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Physical Oceanography, and Reviews of Geophysics and has authored several book chapters on climate variability.

He is currently serves as an editor for the Journal of Climate, the co-chair of the US CLIVAR Phenomena Synthesis and Observations (POS) panel, co-chair of US CLIVAR Western Boundary Current working group and a member of the US GLOBEC scientific steering committee. Previously he was the chair of the American Meteorological Society Air-Sea Interaction Committee and co-chair of the Climate Variability Working Group for NCAR's Community Climate System Model.


Manuel Barange

Session 9 Invited Speaker

Manuel Barange is Director of the International Project Office of GLOBEC, based at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK. He is also Principal Investigator of the QUEST_Fish project, aiming at assessing the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystem functioning, global fish production, and the socio-economic implications of these. His scientific interests include climate and anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems, bioeconomic modelling and management of natural resources and physical-biological interactions in the marimne environment. Manuel has published 70 peer-reviewed papers, co-chairs the new PICES/ICES Working Group on Forecasting Climate Change Impacts on Fish and Shellfish, and is a past member of the European Commission Framework 7 Advisory board for Environment (including climate change).

Kelly Benoit-Bird
Oregon State University, U.S.A.

Session 7 Invited Speaker

Dr. Kelly Benoit-Bird, an Assistant Professor in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, is the author of more than 30 journal publications applying acoustics to study the ecology of pelagic ocean ecosystems. Her work examines a wide range of animals including zooplankton, fish, squid, and marine mammals, in all cases emphasizing the mechanisms creating spatial and temporal dynamics in pelagic marine ecosystems, the effects these dynamics have on interactions between organisms, and the mechanisms animals use to cope with these patterns. She has been involved in the development of several new optical and acoustical instruments and has made
fundamental acoustical measurements of a variety of species in the process of addressing ecological processes in the ocean. Dr. Benoit-Bird’s work was recently recognized by the Acoustical Society of America with the 2009 R. Bruce Lindsay Award for “contributions to marine ecological acoustics” and the American Geophysical Union which awarded her the 2008 Ocean Sciences Early Career Award for “innovative application of acoustical techniques”. Kelly is also the recipient of a United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a Young Investigator Award from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, and a U.S. National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers Fellowship.

Kenneth Bruland
University California Santa Cruz, U.S.A.

Workshop 1 Invited Speaker

Kenneth Bruland is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He was awarded the Clair C. Patterson Medal for Environmental Geochemistry from the Geochemical Society in May 2005 and was elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in May 2005. In the last decade, much of his research has focused on the role of iron in productive regions of the North Pacific. These regions include eastern boundary upwelling areas off California, Oregon and Washington; the northern Gulf of Alaska; and the Bering Sea. This research includes studies of the speciation of dissolved iron, Fe(III)-binding organic ligands, and the role of reactive forms of particulate iron.


Kevern Cochrane, Yimin Ye
Food and Agriculture Organization

Session 2 Invited Speaker


Kevern Cochrane is the Chief of the Fisheries Management and Conservation Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy. He is southern African by origin having grown up and studied in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa in 1977. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1985 with a thesis on the fish populations of a hypertrophic inland impoundment. He subsequently moved to Cape Town to join what is now Marine and Coastal Management where he became head of the Stock Assessment Group. He joined FAO in 1995 and has worked for the Organization on a range of different aspects of fisheries but always with an emphasis on management and sustainable use.

Dr. Yimin Ye is a Senior Fishery Resources Officer at the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, based in Rome, Italy. His scientific interest covers fishery stock assessment, management strategy evaluation, survey design, fishery bioeconomics, and right-based fishery management. He has published about 50 peer-reviewed papers. Yimin received his PhD in fishery stock assessment and management from the Imperial College, University of London. He worked at Shanghai Ocean University, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia.


Michael Dalton
Alaska Fisheries Center, U.S.A.

Session 9 Invited Speaker

Mike Dalton is an economist in the Economics and Social Sciences Research Program, Alaska Fisheries Science Center. His research interests are in the economic relationships between people and ecosystems in the context of climatic variability and long term climate change. His current research focuses on the development and use of statistical bioeconomic models to improve understanding of fishery dynamics, notably spatial dynamics, when there is uncertainty in climate, fish stocks, market conditions, regulations, and other factors. His other area of research uses a global economic model for integrated assessment of climate change that couples economic, demographic, and biogeochemical components.
Goals of this multidisciplinary work are to improve the treatment of demography, food production, and trade in future emissions scenarios with a better understanding of consequences for climate change and ocean acidification that apply to marine ecosystems in the North Pacific. Mike received his PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1995, worked at Stanford University as a postdoctoral research associate from 1995-1998, and was an associate professor at California State University Monterey Bay until joining NOAA Fisheries in 2006.

Curtis Deutsch
University California Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Workshop 8 Invited Speaker

Weblink: http://www.atmos.ucla.edu/~cdeutsch/index.html


Mark Dickey-Collas
Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES), The Netherlands

Session 3 Invited Speaker

Mark Dickey-Collas is a research scientist and scientific adviser on fisheries based at Wageningen IMARES in the Netherlands. His research interests cover ichthyoplankton dynamics, recruitment processes, stock assessment methods, variable productivity, management strategy evaluations and pelagic fisheries. He is a member of ICES Science Committee (SCICOM) and has also been a member of the fisheries advisory committee ACFM. In the ICES community he is highly associated with research and advice on North Sea herring but his research outputs are also on cod, plaice and indeed copepods as well.

Weblink: www.researcherid.com/rid/A-8036-2008

Miriam Doyle
Joint Institute for the study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington, U.S.A.

Session 3 Invited Speaker

Dr. Miriam Doyle is a research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Oceans at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Based at NOAA’s Western Regional Center in Seattle, she works with NOAA scientists at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, contributing to NOAA’s Ecosystem and Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (EcoFOCI) research program. The primary focus for this work is the early life ecology and recruitment processes of marine fish species in the Gulf of Alaska and Southeast Bering Sea, based on time-series of ichthyoplankton and oceanographic data from these regions. In this effort, she favors a multispecies approach to the investigation of spatial and temporal patterns in early life stages of marine fish, and their links to the ocean environment. At present, her major research interest is the connection between marine fish species life history strategies and their early life history exposure and response to climate and ocean variability. Originally from Ireland, Miriam began her career investigating the early life history of fish species in the Northeast Atlantic.


Stephanie Dutkiewicz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Workshop 1 Invited Speaker

Stephanie Dutkiewicz is a research scientist in the Earth, Atmosphere and Planetary Sciences Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts U.S.A. Her research interests include the development of models of marine microbes to investigate the relationships of individual organisms, the community structure and their nutrient and physical environment. This work is done as part of the "Darwin Project". Additionally, she is involved in considering the marine physical and biological environments' role in the earth's climate system, particularly in terms of the carbon cycle. This work is done as part of the "MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change".


Howard Freeland
Argo-Institute of Ocean Sciences, Canada

Session 7 Invited Speaker

Howard Freeland is a research scientist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences. From the start of his career Howard has been interested in Lagrangian approaches to measurement in the ocean, the free exchange of data in near real-time and the role of the oceans in climate change. This all came together in the global Argo project of which he is co-Chairman. Howard considers himself to have been exceedingly fortunate to be able to work with scientists from all parts of the world to build a global system for observing and reporting the state of the oceans globally and in real-time. Recently Howard has been using the Argo data to monitor changing conditions in the NE Pacific and exploring the use of Argo to monitor the steric contribution to global sea-level rise.


Anatoly Kachur

Session 6 Invited Speaker

Director of Pollution Monitoring Regional Activity Center of North-Western Pacific Action Plan of UNEP (POMRAC NOWPAP).

Field of interest: Pollution of atmosphere, surface, coastal and underground waters, Transboundary ecological problems of East Asia, Environmental Planning, Sustainable Development of Territories, GIS-technology.


Robert M. Key
Princeton University, U.S.A.

Workshop 10 Invited Speaker

For the past 20 years my research interests have focused on global scale oceanographic issues related to climate change. My efforts have been two pronged: (1) assembling fully-calibrated high-quality data sets that could be used to address global biogeochemical issues and (2). using radiocarbon to study oceanographic ventilation, meridional overturning circulation, and air-sea gas exchange. All of this work has been highly collaborative. Notable data releases include GLODAP which was used to produce the first global oceanic inventories and 3-D distributions for natural and bomb produced radiocarbon, total inorganic carbon, alkalinity, CFC-11 and CFC12, and anthropogenic CO2. The radiocarbon inventories were used to revise global average air-sea gas exchange rates. The second major data release, later this year, will be called CARINA. CARINA supplements GLODAP and provides new coverage in the far North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. The combination of CARINA and GLODAP will be used to investigate decadal scale change processes.


Hak Gyoon Kim
Pukyong National University, Korea

Session 4 Invited Speaker

Dr. HakGyoon Kim has been working for more than 30 years as a scientist and Director General of the Department of Environment and Oceanography in the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Republic of Korea. Most of his scientific research has been devoted to marine environment monitoring and assessment, and eco-physiology of harmful micro-algae, including mitigation of harmful algal blooms. He has participated as the Korean delegate to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), International Maritime Organization (IMO), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP/UNEP), and Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (GEOHAB). He has worked as an adjunct professor in both the faculty of Earth Science of Pusan National University and departments of earth environmental sciences and oceanography in Pukyong National University in Busan, lecturing on the marine environment and teaching marine biology to undergraduate and graduate students. He was a visiting professor at Kyoto University, Japan from September 2008 to March 2009.

Dr. Suam Kim (suamkim@pknu.ac.kr) received his B.Sc. (1976) and M.Sc. (1979) in Dept. of Oceanography from the Seoul National University and his Ph.D. in Fisheries Oceanography from the University of Washington in 1987. Currently he is a professor of the Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea. He served as the Director of the Polar Research Center of the Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI) and Chairman of Korea GLOBEC.

His areas of interest include fisheries ecology, especially recruitment variability focusing on early life histories of fish in relation to oceanic/climate changes. Suam represented Korea on several international organizations/programs such as: PICES (Co-Chairman for the CCCC Program), GLOBEC (SSC member), CCAMLR (Vice-Chair of the Scientific Committee), IPCC (Expert reviewer for 4th IPCC Report), IGBP and SCAR.

Carol Ladd
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA, U.S.A.

Workshop 9 Invited Speaker

Carol Ladd completed her Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the University of Washington in Seattle in June 2000. Since that time, she has worked for the Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (FOCI) group at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Although trained as a physical oceanographer, she is particularly interested in the interdisciplinary aspects of oceanography, collaborating with chemists and biologists to investigate the influence of the physical environment on the ecosystem. Her research focuses on the Gulf of Alaska, the Aleutian Passes, and the eastern Bering Sea.


Dong-Young Lee
GOOS-Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute, Korea

Session 7 Invited Speaker

Dr. Dong-Young Lee is a coastal and oceanographic engineer working for Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI). He studied Oceanography at Seoul National University and served for ROK Air Force as marine weather forecaster. After getting Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics from University of Florida, he worked for Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Laboratory, UF, before returning back to Korea to work for KORDI starting from 1985. He served as Head of Marine Environmental Engineering, Head of Coastal Disaster Prevention Research Lab., Director of Ocean Instrument, Data Management and Service Division in KORDI. He also served as NEARGOOS Chairman and Director of China-Korea Joint Ocean Research Centre in China and vice chair of GOOS Scientific Steering Committee. He has been working to build an operational coastal observing and prediction system in Korea. Dr. Lee is in charge of estimating design wave height and water level for the coastal waters of Korea.



Mitsutaku Makino
National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan

Session 1 Invited Speaker

Mitsutaku Makino, M.Phil. (Cambridge), M.A., Ph.D.(Kyoto), is a researcher of the Fisheries Research Agency, Japan. He is specializing in the fisheries and ecosystem-based management analysis. He is involved in many international scholarly programs such as Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Asia-Pacific Fisheries Committees (APFIC), World Fisheries Congress (WFC), etc. He teaches in several universities in Japan, and currently serves as an editor of the Japanese Journal of Fisheries Economics.



Kazumi Matsuoka
Nagasaki University, Japan

Workshop 6 Invited Speaker

Kazumi Matsuoka is Professor of Institute for East China Sea Research and also of Department Marine Science and Technology in the Graduate School of Science and Technology of Nagasaki University. His current interests are following topics; Dinoflagellate cysts as indicators for eutrohicaton in coastal areas, Establishment of the cyst-motile relationship using cyst incubation experiments and molecular phylogenetic analysis, Geographical distribution of harmful dinoflagellates, and Paleoceanography in the East China Sea and adjacent areas. Under these topics, he is involved in several international co-operative projects with Korea, China and Southeast Asian countries. He is a co-author of “Technical guide for modern dinoflagellate cyst study” published in WSATPAC-HAB/WESTPAC/IOC in 2000 and of “Manual on Harmful Marine Microalgae” published in Monographs on Oceanographic Methodology UNESCO in 2002. He was rewarded the title of " The Scientific Award of the Palaeontological Society of Japan” in 1990.


Tatsuro Matsuoka
Kagoshima University, Japan

Workshop 5 Invited Speaker

Dr. Tatsuro Matsuoka is the professor in International Fisheries Development and Management of the Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University, Japan. His academic career is composed of anthropology, naval architect and fishing technology. Dr. Matsuoka has recently been conducting field and analytical research on negative impacts in capture fisheries, e.g. estimation of bycatch and discards and assessment of derelict fishing gear and ghost fishing mortality. His methodological proposal for the estimation of bycatch has appeared in FAO publications and a review on ghost fishing appeared in the journal Fisheries Science. He has extensive experience in academic and technical cooperation in the South Pacific, Southeast Asian, African, South American and Caribbean countries. He is the former Director of the Education and Research Centre for Marine Resources and Environment and the Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University.


Shoshiro Minobe
Hokkaido University, Japan

Workshop 9 Invited Speaker

Shoshiro Minobe is a physical oceanographer at Hokkaido University whose research interests are on decadal climate variability and air–sea interaction. Included in his publications is his widely referenced article proposing 50-yr variability and an interpretation of climate regime shifts associated with 50-yr and 20-yr climate variability. His recent paper on the ocean-to-atmosphere influence over the Gulf Stream was featured as the cover article of the journal Nature in 2008. Dr. Minobe convened meetings of the IUGG (1999, 2003) and IAPSO/IAMAS (2009) and PICES symposium and workshops (2000, 2006, 2007, 2009) for decadal climate variability and its relation to marine ecosystems. He is a member of the Implementation Plan Writing Team for the next PICES scientific program, FUTURE.

Erlend Moksness
Institute of Marine Research, Norway

Session 1 Invited Speaker

Erlend Moksness is a Research Director at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway. He has been responsible in establishing a research and management advice program on the Coastal Zone Ecosystem at the same institute. His background is in recruitment in marine fish, fish ageing, stock enhancement of marine fishes and aquaculture of marine fishes. He has published 87 scientific articles and co-editor of 11 proceedings and scientific books.



Franz Mueter
University of Alaska Fairbanks, U.S.A.

Session 1 Invited Speaker

Dr. Franz Mueter works as Assistant Professor at the Juneau Center of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Born and raised in northern Germany, Franz began biological studies at the Rhino-Westphalian Technical Institute in Aachen before moving to Fairbanks in 1988 to pursue graduate degrees in biological (M.S.) and fisheries oceanography (Ph.D.), as well as biostatistics (M.S.). His research initially focused on the early life history of pollock and flatfishes in nearshore waters of the Gulf of Alaska, and gradually expanded to include adult groundfish communities throughout the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. He has also modeled recruitment processes of salmon in relation to temperature variability throughout the Northeast Pacific and has worked on other anadromous species in Alaskan waters, including the Arctic. His research interests currently include the effects of environmental variability on the distribution, abundance, recruitment, and survival of fishes in subarctic and arctic waters. He is particularly interested in the applied aspects of this research as they relate to the management of fisheries resources in the face of global climate changes. He serves as co-chair of ESSAS Working Group 4 on “Climate Effects at Upper Trophic Levels” and is a member of the new PICES/ICES Working Group on “Forecasting Climate Change Impacts on Fish and Shellfish”.



Raghu Murtugudde
University of Maryland, U.S.A.

Session 9 Invited Speaker

Prof. Murtugudde's research has focused on the ocean's role climate from intraseasonal to decadal time-scales including the impacts of climate on fisheries, agriculture, water resources, carbon cycle, and air-sea interaction processes of scale selection. He has conducted rainwater harvesting in urban areas and watershed management in rural areas using the agroforestry technique as a sustainable method for rural development. His most recent research has focused on Earth System Prediction for air and water quality, human health, agriculture, water and energy resources, fisheries, and future projections for decision makers, policy wonks, and educational institutions. The Chesapeake Bay Forecast Project that he leads is the first such Earth System Prediction model to issue routine forecasts of useful environmental package for Joe, the plumber. This is one of the few projects that will combine expertise from climate scientists, bioinformatic experts, computer scientists, geographers, architects, public health and epidemiology experts, public policy and health information researchers, agro-economists, social scientists, biologists providing a campus-wide connection to fill the research needs for sustainable governance of the Earth System. Eventually, this research to operations transition will develop an academia-private-military-government partnership that will be seamless and essential.


Sumant Nigam
University of Maryland, U.S.A.

Workshop 8 Invited Speaker

Sumant Nigam is a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, with a joint appointment in the university's Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center. His research interests include atmospheric general circulation, climate variability mechanisms, tropical ocean-atmosphere interaction, characterization of secular change in regional hydroclimates, aerosols and monsoons, climate model assessment, and recently, Great Plains hydroclimate and droughts. The interests are pursued through dynamical analysis of observation and simulation data sets, and diagnostic modeling of recurrent circulation variability including teleconnection patterns. Dr. Nigam has been involved with climate research activities for a number of years and is currently co-chair of the Climate Variability working group of NCAR's Community Climate System Model, and a member of the Climate Research Committee of The National Academies. He has previously served as co-chair of the US CLIVAR panel on Phenomena, Observations and Synthesis; Director of the Large-scale Dynamic Meteorology program at the National Science Foundation; Editor of the Journal of Climate; and on the AMS Committee on Climate Variability and Change. Dr. Nigam is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. He obtained his Ph.D. in geophysical fluid dynamics from Princeton University in 1984, and postdoctoral training at MIT.


Masami Nonaka
Frontier Research Center for Global Change, JAMSTEC; Japan

Workshop 8 Invited Speaker

I am interested in decadal-scale variations in the North Pacific and tropical Pacific, and roles of the ocean circulations in them. For the tropical Pacific variability, I have studied impacts of the shallow meridional overturning cells, the Subtropical Cells, which connects subtropical and tropical oceans, on the tropical temperature fluctuations. For the North Pacific Ocean, I have been studying variability of the oceanic frontal zones in the western part of the basin based on a more-than-50-year-long integration of an eddy-resolving OGCM. I have been also studying If such oceanic variations in the frontal zone can have some feedback to the atmosphere.

Detailed information can be found at http://www.jamstec.go.jp/frsgc/research/iprc/nona/


Hiroshi Okamura
National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries, Japan

Workshop 3 Invited Speaker


Takeshi Okunishi is a researcher of the National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Fisheries Research Agency, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the Hokkaido University on research about marine ecosystem modeling in the Okhotsk Sea. His current research includes ecosystem dynamics linking climate change and variability of fisheries resources.

Recently, his group developed a 3-D high-resolution (1/4 x 1/6 degrees horizontally) ecosystem model coupled with a fish migration model. His goal is to develop an integrated ocean model synthesizing the physical, chemical and biological processes and to clarify the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems.

Erik Olsen
Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

Session 6 Invited Speaker

Erik Olsen is a senior scientist and heads the Research Program for Oil and Fish at the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway. He has a background as a fisheries biologist (PhD), but has since 2002 focused his research and advisory activities on marine spatial management by participating in developing the integrated and area-based management plans for the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea. Key research areas within MSP have been the identification of ecologically valuable areas, areas of conflict of interest, the role of governance and cumulative vulnerability of ecosystem components to human use have been key areas of research.


Angelica Peña
Institute of Ocean Sciences, Canada

Workshop 4 Invited Speaker

Angelica Peña is a research scientist with Fisheries and Oceans, Canada at the Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS), Sidney, British Columbia. Her research interests include biogeochemical cycles and phytoplankton ecology of the NE subarctic Pacific, and the development of coupled circulation ecosystem models to study the dynamic relationships that exist between the plankton and its environment. She received her B.S. from the University of Concepcion, Chile and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in oceanography from Dalhousie University, Canada. She has been involved in several international programs including JGOFS, GLOBEC and ECOHAB. She is a member of the PICES Biological Oceanography Committee.


John Pinnegar is Programme Director for Marine Climate Change at Cefas, the UK government fisheries lab in Lowestoft, England. His research interests include, the impact of climate change on marine animal populations, marine food-webs and ecosystem modelling, stable isotope analysis and predator-prey interactions, marine protected areas, bioeconomic modelling. He is a current co-chair of the ICES Working Group on Multispecies Assessment Methods (WGSAM) and he has published widely on trophic interactions and the relative importance of fishing

and climatic factors in determining fish stock status. He plays an active role in many EU and national research programmes, and completed his PhD in 2000, at the University of Newcastle, on Mediterranean food-webs and carbon-nitrogen-phosphorus budgets. He is an honorary lecturer at the University of East Anglia, and was awarded the Fisheries Society of the British Isles ‘FSBI Medal’ in July 2009, in recognition of younger scientists who are deemed to have made exceptional advances in the study of fish biology and/or fisheries.

Jennifer E. Purcell
Western Washington University, U.S.A.

Workshop 2 Invited Speaker

Jennifer (Jenny) Purcell received her PhD in 1981 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, followed by postdoctoral appointments at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and Assistant Professor at Oregon State University to Full Professor the University of Maryland. She currently is a Marine Scientist at the Shannon Point Marine Center of Western Washington University and a visiting researcher at the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre of the University College Cork, Ireland. She is the author of over 80 publications, editor of three symposium volumes, and associate editor of Marine Biology. She has studied the trophic interactions and population dynamics of pelagic cnidarians and ctenophores in many regions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans. She explores the roles of jellyfish as predators and competitors of zooplanktivorous fish, and climate effects on the formation of jellyfish blooms.


Bo Qiu
University of Hawaii at Manoa U.S.A.

Workshop 8 Invited Speaker

Bo Qiu is a Professor at the Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa. His scientific interests include large-sacle ocean circulation variability, midlatitude air-sea interaction, geophysical fluid dynamics, and satellite oceanography. He has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals and was recently a contributing author for the IPCC 4th Assessment Report. Bo was a recipient of the Okada Prize from the Oceanographic Society of Japan, as well as the New Investigators Award from the NASA's Mission to Planet Earth Program. He currently serves as a co-chair of the US-CLIVAR Western Boundary Current Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction Working Group. He is also a member of the US Argo Implementation Panel, the International CLIVAR Pacific Panel, and the International CLIVAR Asia-Australian Monsoon Panel.


Jack Rensel
Rensel Associates Aquatic Sciences, U.S.A.

Session 4 Invited Speaker
Workshop 7 Invited Speaker

Dr. Rensel works with business, academic, governments and native people in the U.S. and overseas. His primary expertise involves impact assessment of benthic and water column effects of aquaculture and related simulation modeling for inshore and offshore locations. Since the 1970s he has been involved in harmful algal bloom studies, particularly with regard to bloom dynamics and how they affect wild and cultured fish and shellfish. His company performs field assessments of physical and biological food web conditions in temperate and tropical marine waters as well as in freshwater riverine and high-altitude lakes in North and South America. He has been active in assisting state and federal governments, NGOs and industry to develop performance-based standards for aquaculture. He works with U.S. NOAA scientists and others to conduct bioenergetic studies of commercially important fish species for calibration of aquaculture simulation models (www.AquaModel.org). He has worked with Pacific Northwest Tribes, south American natives, and native Hawaiian peoples to protect and enhance their marine and freshwater fisheries resources and environmental quality with focus on nutrient dynamics, eutrophication of nearshore waters and sediment contamination studies.


M. Begoña Santos
Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Spain

Workshop 3 Invited Speaker

Dr. M. Begoña Santos PhD in Zoology (University of Aberdeen, UK, 1998). Research Scientist at IEO since 2006. She works in the fields of ecology, abundance estimation and feeding ecology of marine mammals and also on fisheries of small pelagic fish in the Northeast Atlantic. She has participated in more than 20 international projects including studies on ecology of pelagic fish and their predators and also projects on fish stock assessment and fisheries management. She is currently involved in monitoring and studying the pelagic ecosystem of the Galician and Cantabrian shelf (N Spain), the distribution of the species and their relationships with the environment, using the information gathered via two annual acoustic cruises. She has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Currently she co-supervises several PhD students on subjects related with the ecology of different cetacean species and their interactions with fisheries in the waters of the NE and SW Atlantic. She is a member (alternate) of the ICES Scientific Committee and of the ICES WGMME.


Michael Sinclair
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada

Session 1 Invited Speaker

Michael Sinclair did his graduate studies in biological oceanography at Southampton University and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. From 1972 until 1978 he was a professor in the oceanography section at the University of Quebec, in Rimouski. Research during this period was on phytoplankton ecology in estuaries. He joined the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) in 1978, initially working on herring population biology and fisheries advice. This was followed by research on invertebrate fisheries, and administration, at the Halifax Fisheries Research Laboratory (1982 to 1987). Since 1988 he has held administrative positions at BIO, being the director since 2002. Research interests have been on fish population ecology, fisheries management studies and the history of fisheries research.


Anthony Smith
CSIRO Marine Research, Australia

Session 1, Session 2 Invited Speaker

Dr Anthony D.M. (Tony) Smith is currently a Senior Principal Research Scientist with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research, in Hobart, and a Stream leader in CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans National Flagship. He currently chairs several scientific committees for the assessment and management of Australian fisheries and marine resources.

Dr Smith has been with CSIRO for 20 years. Prior to that he had research assignments as an entomologist at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and as an epidemiologist with the Centre for Environmental Technology, Imperial College, London, UK.

Dr Smith has contributed widely to the assessment and modelling of fisheries and marine resources in Australia as well as globally, including development of methods for scientific evaluation of fishery harvest strategies. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Centenary of Federation Medal for his contributions to Australian and international fisheries science.

In recent years, Dr Smith has contributed to the development of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries guidelines on the precautionary approach to capture fisheries, and on indicators for sustainable development of marine capture fisheries. He has made a major contribution to the development of the Commonwealth Harvest Strategy Policy in Australia, and to developing generic scoring guidelines for sustainable fisheries for the Marine Stewardship Council, and has recently become a member of their Technical Advisory Board. He has led development of a number of tools in support of ecosystem based fisheries management, including methods for ecological risk assessment of fisheries.

Dr Smith has a BSc Honours (1st Class) from the University of Adelaide, Australia and a PhD (Zoology) from the University of British Columbia, Canada.


Yvette Spitz
Oregon State University, U.S.A.

Workshop 4 Invited Speaker

Dr. Yvette Spitz is an associate professor in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Her research interests include ecosystem dynamics and physical/biological interactions. In the last decade, her research has focused on the development of ecosystem models that can be applied to the world ocean, spanning tropical microbes to ice algae. Her past and present regions of interest include the eastern boundary upwelling region off Oregon, the North Pacific basin, the Arctic ocean and the North Sea. She is also an expert in data assimilation applied to coupled circulation and ecosystem models.


Dario Stucchi
Institute of Ocean Sciences, Canada

Workshop 7 Invited Speaker

Dario Stucchi is a physical oceanographer at the Institute of Ocean Science. He has more than 30 years of experience in many aspects of coastal physical oceanography in British Columbia. His research activities have been mainly directed towards environmental issues dealing with the impacts of wastes (sewage, pulp mills and mines) in the coastal waterways and fjords of BC. In the last decade his focus has been on aquaculture issues in British Columbia. He has modelled the near-field waste deposition from finfish farms and worked with numerical modellers on the development of ecosystem scale coastal ocean models. Most recently, Dario has collaborated with the salmon farming industry on the development of coupled biophysical models of disease transmission and sea lice interactions in the Broughton Archipelago.


Bunmei Taguchi
The Earth Simulator Center, JAMSTEC, Japan

Workshop 8 Invited Speaker

Bunmei Taguchi received his Ph.D in Meteorology from University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2006. His Ph.D study examined decadal variability of the Kuroshio Extension (KE), a swift western boundary current (WBC) in the North Pacific ocean. Using high-resolution regional and global ocean models, he found that basin-scale, wind-forced Rossby waves are transformed into meridionally narrow jet structures, causing variations in the KE region with large amplitudes. Such variability narrowly-confined within the KE jet is relevant to local ecosystem variability as well as air-sea interaction in the region where intense heat and moisture exchanges are largely influenced by the frontal structures in sea surface temperature. Since he moved to Earth Simulator Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology after his graduation, he has been involved with development/diagnosis of ocean-atmosphere coupled models to study interactions among large-scale ocean circulations, ocean fronts and overlying large-scale atmosphere, and their roles in basin-scale climate and its variability.


Motomitsu Takahashi is a research scientist at the Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, Fisheries Research Agency, Japan. His interests concern the mechanisms relating population dynamics of small pelagic fishes to environmental variables. His initial work during his graduate and postdoctoral studies focused on Japanese anchovy and sardine in the Kuroshio-Oyashio transitional waters, a major nursery ground for both species. Dr. Takahashi proposed a theory of growth rate-dependent recruitment based on his

examinations of otolith variability in the region. His interests have expanded to include northern anchovy and Pacific sardine in the California Current region, and he has been trying to elucidate possible mechanisms regarding the population dynamics of these taxa in the eastern and the western North Pacific since 2005. Currently, he also studies small pelagic fishes, chub mackerel, jack mackerel, and Japanese anchovy in the East China Sea.

Andrew Trites
University of British Columbia, Canada

Workshop 3 Invited Speaker

Dr. Andrew Trites is a Professor at the University of British Columbia where he is Director of the UBC Marine Mammal Research Unit and Research Director of the North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium. Dr. Trites has been studying marine mammals in the North Pacific for over 25 years. His research involves captive studies, field studies and simulation models that range from single species to whole ecosystems. His research program is designed to further the conservation and understanding of marine mammals, and resolve conflicts between people and marine mammals. The training of students, and the collaboration between researchers specializing in other disciplines (such as nutrition, ecology, physiology and oceanography) is central to the success of his research program.


Daniel J. Vimont
University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A.

Workshop 8 Invited Speaker

Weblink: http://www.aos.wisc.edu/~dvimont/


Tomowo Watanabe
National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan

Session 7 Invited Speaker

Tomowo Watanabe is Director of the Marine Environmental Data Integrated Analysis Center at National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Fisheries Research Agency, Japan. His division is carrying out development and operation of an ocean forecast system for the western North Pacific Ocean and he is playing an important role in data management for the data assimilation. His main research interest is in the mechanisms of long-term variations of the western North Pacific Ocean. He is now tackling the data rescue of old oceanographic observation data obtained by fisheries institutions in Japan in order to reconstruct oceanographic conditions around Japan in the last century.


Lixin Wu
Physical Oceanography Laboratory, Ocean University of China

Workshop 8 Invited Speaker

Lixin Wu obtained his Ph.D from Peking University, and worked at Center for Climatic Research of University of Wisconsin-Madison for a decade. He moved back to Ocean University of China in 2005 and was honored with a named professorship. He is the chief scientist of the National Basic Research project NPOIMS funded

by Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (973), with focusing on the North Pacific Subtropical Ocean Circulation Variability and its impacts on coastal environments.

His research interests include dynamics of large-scale ocean-circulation, ocean-atmosphere interaction, decadal climate variability, and modeling global climate system. He and colleagues proposed a “Modeling Surgery” framework to examine and understand effects of ocean-atmosphere teleconnections on climate variability such as Pacific decadal Oscillation, North Atlantic Decadal variability, tropical ocean-atmospheric circulation trends etc. He has published over 40 articles in Journals such as Journal of Climate, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Climate Dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters etc.


Tamiji Yamamoto
Hiroshima University, Japan

Workshop 7 Invited Speaker

Tamiji Yamamoto is a Professor of the Graduate School of Biosphere Science at Hiroshima University, who has been working on water and sediment quality and their effects on the total ecosystems in semi-enclosed coastal seas. Impacts of anthropogenic activity on the Japanese coastal marine ecosystems are quite high, because of not only high material loads from the land but also intensive fisheries activity including aquaculture. His work focuses on quantifying material budgets especially of biophilic elements such as C, N and P, which will provide scientific supports for governers/managers to perform “integrated coastal zone management”. Recently his study is extending to development of practical remediation methods of sediment quality in aquaculture grounds and ports and harbors where almost no organisms are residing. He was awarded in his young age the Okada Prize for promising younger scientists from the Japanese Society of Oceanography. He was also given a prize in 2008 for his excellent publication entitled “Environmental Restoration of Semi-enclosed Coastal Seas” from the Japanese Association for Coastal Zone Studies.


Yasuhiro Yamanaka
Hokkaido University, Japan

Workshop 1 Invited Speaker

Since 1998 Dr. Yasuhiro Yamanaka has been an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University. He received his PhD from the University of Tokyo on research about marine carbon-cycle modeling in 1995, spent one year as visiting researcher at Princeton University in 1997, and recently spent three months as visiting fellow at the University of East Anglia in 2007-2008. During his term as Assistant Professor of the Center for Climate System Research (CCSR), University of Tokyo, he developed the CCSR Ocean General Circulation Model and CCSR/NIES Climate Model contributing to IPCC TAR (2001).

He also plays as a SSC member in AIMES, a core project of IGBP from 2008. His current research includes ecosystem dynamics linking climate change and variability of fisheries resources. His goal is to develop an integrated ocean model synthesizing the physical, chemical and biological processes and to clarify dynamics and feedbacks relevant to the impact of global warming on marine ecosystems. Recently, his group developed a 3-D high-resolution (1/4 x
1/6 degrees horizontally) ecosystem model coupled with a fish migration model.


Naoki Yoshie
Ehime University, Japan

Workshop 4 Invited Speaker

Naoki Yoshie is a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Marine Environmental Studies at Ehime University since last April in 2009. He received his Ph.D from the Hokkaido University on research about lower-trophic-level marine ecosystem modeling in the western North Pacific in 2002 and worked at Hokkaido University as a post-doctoral scholar until 2006. From 2006 to 2009, He has been developed and applied an ecosystem model to reproduce 5 different ecological provinces around Japan collaborating with field monitoring groups of Fisheries Research Agency, Japan. His main interest is in the Plankton Functional Types (PFTs) model with affection for the marine ecosystem. Since last April, his group tries to develop a 3-D high-resolution ecosystem model for the coastal regions such as the Seto Inland Sea and East China Sea.



Richard E. Zeebe
University of Hawaii, U.S.A.

Session 8 Invited Speaker

Richard E. Zeebe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Bremen in Germany and worked at Columbia University in New York as a post-doctoral scholar. His research focuses on the global carbon cycle, biogeochemistry and paleoclimatology. This includes a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from physico-chemical properties of molecules and the biogeochemistry of tiny marine organisms to climate change and ocean acidification at the global scale. He has authored and co-authored more than forty publications in peer-reviewed international journals and has published a book on CO2 chemistry in seawater. He is also an editor of the international journals Climate of the Past and Paleoceanography.


Latest updates:

August 3, 2009
S6 Invited Speaker - Fanny Douvre (cancelled)
S6 Invited Speaker - Erik Olsen (new)

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