Nereus Alumnus Ryan Rykaczewski, University of South Carolina, will be the keynote speaker on November 7 at the PICES Annual Meeting in San Diego. He will be discussing “Projecting ecosystem consequences of climate variability and change: Aspirations for the next 25 years of PICES”. On Nov 11 at 10:05 (Grand Ballroom) he will present “Wind stress, stratification, and source waters: How will eastern boundary current upwelling processes respond to climate change?”
Principal Investigator Charles Stock, NOAA, will present “Trophodynamic drivers of global fisheries catch” on November 8 at 11:10 (Salon B).
Alumnus Kelly Kearney will present “A comparison of Bering Sea ecosystem energy pathways in warm versus cold years” on November 8 at 15:40 (Salon B).
Nereus Fellow at Princeton Colleen Petrik will be giving a plenary talk on November 10 at 9:20 (Grand Ballroom) entitled “The Response of Fisheries Production to Natural and Anthropogenic Forcing: Past, Present and Future”. The talk presents a mechanistic model to represent immature and mature stages of forage fishes, large pelagic fishes, and large demersal fishes, as well as preliminary of fish biomass under (1) pristine non-anthropogenic historical forcing (no anthropogenic CO2, no fishing), (2) historical climate without fishing, (3) historical climate with fishing, (4) and projected business-as-usual climate and fishing.
Research Associate Tyler Eddy, UBC, will be attending the ICES/PICES SICCME working group workshop at the PICES conference on November 4, representing Nereus and FISH-MIP
The meeting celebrates the 25th anniversary of PICES (or the North Pacific Marine Science Organization), with the theme of looking at the past 25 years and imagining the next 25. Some of the topics of interest at the meeting include basin- and regional-scale issues such as coastal ecosystem stressors (eutrophication, hypoxia, pollution, ocean acidification), loss or changes of marine biodiversity, changing productivity and species distributions in response to climate change, developing outlooks or forecasts of future ocean ecosystems, and examining climate change impacts on ocean ecosystems and human society.