Call for Abstracts: Session on Ecosystem changes and impacts on diadromous and marine species productivity, 2016 ICES Annual Science Conference
ICES ANNUAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE 2016
Theme session D: Ecosystem changes and impacts on diadromous and marine species productivity
- Timothy Sheehan (USA)
- Katherine Mills (USA)
- Mark Payne (Denmark)
Contributions that address the following topics will be relevant to the session:
- Linkages between important biological processes across one or more trophic levels that influence species productivity
- Key climate and physical drivers that structure these processes
- Ecosystem and species responses to climate and physical changes within the North Atlantic
- Evaluation of potential mechanisms driving the observed species responses
- Projections of population dynamics and ecosystem processes under future climate scenarios
- Examples of species management that account for changing climate and ecosystem conditions
We are particularly interested in contributions (or groups of contributions) that pull together information across multiple levels of the ecosystem and/or compare responses of species that are widely distributed across the Atlantic basin. However, we welcome contributions that take a variety of forms and that may come from outside of the Atlantic region (e.g, studies that demonstrate approaches that could be valuable for developing a multi-level understanding of ecosystem-population linkages).
We hope that information shared during the session will foster collaborations among North American and European scientists with the goal of expanding research initiatives focusing on how climate driven ecosystem changes will impact the future management of diadromous and marine species in the North Atlantic. We will explore the potential for producing a synthesis paper based on contributions to this session following further discussions with session presenters.
Please contact us if you have any questions, and please forward this announcement along to others who may have relevant work to contribute to this session. More details about the meeting are available at: http://www.ices.dk/news-and-events/asc/ASC2016/Pages/ASC-2016.aspx. Abstracts are due on April 30.
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