B1 Presentations
Assessing ecosystem responses: Impacts on community structure, biodiversity, energy flow and carrying capacity
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Thomas Okey (Pew Fellow / UVic / Bamfield Marine Station, Canada)
Akihiko Yatsu (Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA, Japan)

Assessing effects of climate change on marine ecosystems (i.e., biological communities) is a major challenge, mainly because (1) future changes in physical forcing, such as water temperature, will exceed historically observed values, and (2) biological responses or adaptations to these changes are highly uncertain, particularly over a long time period. Changes in geographic ranges, vertical distributions, phenologies, population structures, and productivities will differ among individual species thereby altering the connectivities and functions of ecosystem components, including predator-prey relationships and competition, species assembly, community structure, biodiversity, energy flow, and carrying capacity. This session will focus on retrospective analyses of changes in freshwater, coastal, and offshore ecosystems/communities, experimental studies on species interactions under climate-change-related conditions, and conceptual and numerical modelling of ecosystems relevant to climate change.

Tuesday, April 27 (9:00-18:30)



Jeffrey J. Polovina, John P. Dunne, Phoebe Woodworth and Evan A. Howell (Invited)
Possible trends in North Pacific ecosystems over the 21st century based on output from a coupled climate, biogeochemical, and phytoplankton model (B1-6053)
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Hiroshi Sumata, Taketo Hashioka, Takeshi Okunishi, Masahito Shigemitsu, Maki N. Aita, Naoki Yoshie, Naosuke Okada, Takashi T. Sakamoto, Tatsuo Suzuki and Yasuhiro Yamanaka
Effects of climate forcing on the North Pacific Ocean ecosystem simulated using an eddy-permitting marine ecosystem model (B1-6167)
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Jeffrey M. Napp, George L. Hunt, Jr., Lisa B. Eisner, Edward W. Farley, Phyllis J. Stabeno, Alex Andrews and Atsushi Yamaguchi
The response of eastern Bering Sea zooplankton communities to climate fluctuations: Community structure, biodiversity, and energy flow to higher trophic levels (B1-6049)
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Hung-Yen Hsieh, Wen-Tseng Lo, Long-Jing Wu, Huang-Pin Chien, Deng-Cheng Liu and Wei-Cheng Su
Larval fish assemblages in the waters around Taiwan, western North Pacific: A comparison between, during and after the northeasterly monsoon (B1-6168)
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Nadezhda L. Aseeva and Alexander L. Figurkin
Changes of bottom ichthyocenosis structure on the shelf of west Kamchatka under changing environments in the last two decades (B1-6235)
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Rebecca G. Asch and David M. Checkley, Jr.
Climate change leads to earlier seasonal occurrence of larval fishes in the southern California Current (B1-6216)
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William J. Sydeman, Bryan A. Black, Steven J. Bograd, Jeff Dorman, John C. Field, Kyra L. Mills, Stephen Ralston, T. Zack Powell, Jarrod A. Santora, Isaac D. Schroeder, Sarah Ann Thompson and Franklin B. Schwing
Ocean climate change and phenology: Effects on trophic synchrony and consequences to fish and seabirds in the northern-central California Current (B1-6220)
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Takafumi Hirata, Robert Brewin and Nick Hardman-Mountford
Global distribution of phytoplankton functional types estimated from satellite ocean colour (B1-6042)
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Gregory N. Nishihara and Ryuta Terada
A preliminary study of the effects of a wave exposure gradient on the species richness of marine macrophytes along the eastern rim of the East China Sea (B1-6279)
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Sukgeun Jung, Young Shil Kang, Young-Sang Suh, Sukyung Kang and Yeong Gong
Climate-driven shifts in marine fish communities indicated by commercial catch statistics from Korean coastal waters (B1-6253)
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Hiroya Sugisaki, Kiyotaka Hidaka, Tadafumi Ichikawa, Yutaka Hiroe, Yuichi Hirota, Kenji Morinaga, Manabu Shimizu, Takahisa Tokunaga, Mikiko Kuriyama, Tomowo Watanabe and Kaoru Nakata
Interdisciplinary monitoring for the Kuroshio warm current ecosystem in relation to climate change (B1-6329)
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Hiroaki Saito, Shin-ichi Ito, Atsushi Kawabata, Mitsutaku Makino, Masami Nonaka, Takeshi Okunishi, Kazutaka Takahashi and Ichiro Yasuda
Understanding and forecasting of fish species alternation in the Kuroshio-Oyashio ecosystem: The SUPRFISH programme (B1-6101)
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Elizabeth A. Fulton (Invited)
Interesting times (B1-6044)
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Rosamma Stephen
Decline in mackerel fishery along west coast of India and its relation to the diminishing density of an abundant upwelling copepod: A multi-decadal study (B1-6164)
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Sunil D. Ahirrao
Effect of climate change on fish and fisheries of Marathwada region of Maharashtra state (India) (B1-6336)
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Stephen D. Simpson, Mark P. Johnson, David W. Sims, Pieter-Jan Schön, Julia L. Blanchard, Simon Jennings and Martin J. Genner
Long-term climate-driven changes in UK marine fish communities (B1-6056)
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Remment ter Hofstede, Jan Geert Hiddink and Adriaan D. Rijnsdorp
Global warming changes the species richness of marine fish in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean (B1-6078)
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Gabriel Reygondeau, Olivier Maury, Hervé Demarcq and Philippe Cury
Changes in the environmental factors controlling the global biogeography of tuna and billfish communities (B1-6305)
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Charles A. Stock and John P. Dunne
Modeling global patterns in the transfer of energy between primary producers and mesozooplankton in a global circulation model (B1-6366)
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Ryan R. Rykaczewski and John P. Dunne
Comparison of the ecosystem response to climate change in the mid-latitude North Pacific and California Current ecosystems (B1-6363)
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Evan A. Howell, John P. Dunne and Jeffrey J. Polovina
Modeling the central North Pacific ecosystem response to predicted climate variations and fishery management scenarios (B1-6061)
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William L. Cheung, Thomas A. Okey and Richard D. Brodeur
Projecting future change in pelagic nekton communities along the west coast of North America (B1-6276)
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Matthew T. Wilson, Christina M. Jump and Andre Buchheister
Ecology of small neritic fishes in the western Gulf of Alaska: Top-down mechanisms can moderate bottom-up forcing (B1-6081)
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Philip L. Munday, Danielle L. Dixson, Mark I. McCormick and Mark Meekan
Ocean acidification threatens the replenishment of reef fish populations (B1-6130)
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Nicholas Graham, Pascale Chabanet, Richard Evans, Simon Jennings, Yves Letourneur, M. Aaron MacNeil, Tim McClanahan, Marcus Öhman, Nicholas Polunin and Charles Sheppard
Extinction vulnerability of coral reef fishes in response to climate change and fisheries exploitation (B1-6095)
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Nam-Il Won, Tomohiko Kawamura, Hideki Takami, Hiroshi Hoshikawa and Yoshiro Watanabe
Comparison of benthic community structure in natural habitats of abalone Haliotis discus hannai affected by different current systems (B1-6328)
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    July 1 , 2010
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    February 5, 2010
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    April 25-29 , 2010
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