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Report 32 (September 2006)

Report of the 2005 Workshop on Ocean Ecodynamics Comparison in the Subarctic Pacific

Full report [pdf, 1.6 MB]


Table of Contents:
  I. Scientific Issues Posed by OECOS
  II. Participant Contributions to the OECOS Workshop
    A. ASPECTS OF PHYTOPLANKTON ECOLOGY IN THE SUBARCTIC PACIFIC
      Microbial community compositions by Karen E. Selph
      Subarctic Pacific lower trophic interactions: Production-based grazing rates and grazing-corrected production rates by Nicholas Welschmeyer
      Phytoplankton bloom dynamics and their physiological status in the western subarctic
Pacific by Ken Furuya
      Temporal and spatial variability of phytoplankton biomass and productivity in the northwestern Pacific by Sei-ichi Saitoh, Suguru Okamoto, Hiroki Takemura and Kosei Sasaoka
      The use of molecular indicators of phytoplankton iron limitation by Deana Erdner
    B. IRON CONCENTRATION AND CHEMICAL SPECIATION
      Iron measurements during OECOS by Zanna Chase and Jay Cullen 25 The measurement of iron, nutrients and other chemical components in the northwestern North Pacific Ocean by Kenshi Kuma
      The measurement of iron, nutrients and other chemical components in the northwestern North Pacific Ocean by Kenshi Kuma
    C. PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY, FINE-SCALE DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS AND AUTONOMOUS DRIFTERS
      The use of drifters in Lagrangian experiments: Positives, negatives and what can really be measured by Peter Strutton
      The interaction between plankton distribution patterns and vertical and horizontal physical processes in the eastern subarctic North Pacific by Timothy J. Cowles
    D. MICROZOOPLANKTON
      Microzooplankton processes in oceanic waters of the eastern subarctic Pacific:
Project OECOS by Suzanne Strom
      Functional role of microzooplankton in the pelagic marine ecosystem during phytoplankton blooms in the western subarctic Pacific by Takashi Ota and Akiyoshi Shinada
    E. MESOZOOPLANKTON
      Vertical zonation of mesozooplankton, and its variability in response to food availability, density stratification, and turbulence by David L. Mackas and Moira Galbraith
      Marine ecosystem characteristics and seasonal abundance of dominant calanoid copepods
in the Oyashio region by Atsushi Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Ikeda and Naonobu Shiga
      OECOS: Proposed mesozooplankton research in the Oyashio region, western subarctic
Pacific by Tsutomu Ikeda
      Some background on Neocalanus feeding by Michael Dagg
      Size and growth of interzonally migrating copepods by Charles B. Miller
      Growth of large interzonal migrating copepods by Toru Kobari
    F. MODELING
      Ecosystem and population dynamics modeling by Harold P. Batchelder
  III. Reports from Workshop Breakout Groups
    A. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ASPECTS WITH EMPHASIS ON IRON AND IRON SPECIATION
    B. PHYTOPLANKTON/MICROZOOPLANKTON STUDIES
    C. MESOZOOPLANKTON STUDIES
  IV. Issues arising during the workshop
    A. PHYTOPLANKTON STOCK VARIATIONS IN HNLC SYSTEMS AND TROPHIC CASCADES IN THE NANO AND MICRO REGIMES
    B. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EAST AND WEST IN SITE SELECTION FOR OECOS TIME SERIES
    C. TIMING OF OECOS EXPEDITIONS
    D. CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
  V. Concluding Remarks
  VI. References
 
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