Kelly Kearney

25 Years of PICES: Celebrating the Past, Imaging the Future annual meeting

From November 2 to 13, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) held their annual meeting in San Diego, USA. The meeting celebrated the 25th anniversary of PICES with the theme of looking at the past 25 years and imagining the next 25. Some of the topics of interest included coastal ecosystem stressors, 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.

PICES Annual Meeting

Nereus Fellow at Princeton Colleen Petrik will be giving a plenary talk entitled “The Response of Fisheries Production to Natural and Anthropogenic Forcing: Past, Present and Future” at the PICES Annual Meeting in San Diego. 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.

Nereus members attend ICES/PICES Workshop on Modelling Effects of Climate Change on Fish and Fisheries

Charles Stock (Nereus Principal Investigator, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory), Kelly Kearney (Nereus Alumni, Princeton), Yoshitaka Ota (Nereus Director, Policy, UBC) and William Cheung (Nereus Director, Science, UBC) participated in the ICES/PICES Workshop on Modelling Effects of Climate Change on Fish and Fisheries organized by NOAA in Seattle, from August 10 to 12.