Session 2 Invited Speaker
Chih-hao (Zac) Hsieh is a professor and the deputy director at the Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University. Zac received his Master degree from the Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University and Ph.D. degree from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego. He is a theoretical ecologist as well as biological and fisheries oceanographer. His research targets range from microbes, plankton, to fish. His research integrates field observations, experiments, data analyses, and mathematical modeling. His research interests include forecasting dynamical systems, plankton food webs, and ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management.
Session 3 Invited Speaker
Alan Haynie has been an economist at NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle since 2004. Alan’s research includes the spatial analysis of fisheries under changing climate, biological and market conditions, and management. Alan was a PI in the Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Research Program and works in various capacities to integrate economics & social sciences with biological sciences in marine resource management. Alan’s work also explores the design and implementation of bycatch reduction incentives, the evaluation of bycatch hotspot closures, and the identification of unintended consequences of marine reserves. Alan is a member of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Plan Team and oversees the spatial economics toolbox for fisheries (FishSET), a NOAA Fisheries initiative to improve the spatial modeling and management of fisheries.
Session 5 Invited Speaker
Dr. Yu-Lin Eda Chang is a scientist in Application Laboratory at Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, starts her work in Japan since August 2017. She received her Ph.D. from National Taiwan Normal University and worked as a faculty member in the same university from 2012 to 2017. She had worked at Princeton University as the senior scientist specialist from 2009-2011, and as a visiting scientist at Dalhousie University from 2015-2016. She is a physical oceanographer, and especially interests in mesoscale features and ocean circulation, such as the Kuroshio and Subtropical countercurrent eddies. In recent years, she is exploring the link between western Pacific Ocean currents and Japanese eel migration.
Session 7 Invited Speaker
Susan Allen, Professor and Associate Dean at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is a physical oceanographer who uses models to understand, and predict coastal oceanographic processes and biogeochemical-physical interactions. Her longest standing obsession has been the flow over and around topography, particular submarine canyons. The goal is to be able to understand the rotationally dominated flow over topography and quantitatively estimate the
cross-bathymetric gradient flows and the scalar fluxes they generate. Since GLOBEC in 1997, Susan has done interdisciplinary research with biological and chemical oceanographers. She is modelling coordinator for the Canadian GEOTRACES project and one of two Theme Leads for
Canada's Marine Environment Observation, Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) Network of Excellence. Her group runs a three-dimensional coupled bio-physical model (soon to include carbon) daily and forecasts 36 hours into the future. With MEOPAR she has collaborated with social scientists and stakeholders and advanced open, accessible and reproducible science.
At UBC she teaches physical oceanography, atmospheric science and numerical techniques. 19 MSc and 8 PhD students have graduated under her supervision. She has received the President's Prize and the Saucier Applied Oceanography Prize from the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.
Session 8 Invited Speaker
Kristen Davis is an Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. She is a physical oceanographer who is interested in studying mechanisms driving the transport and mixing of heat, nutrients, and planktonic organisms in coastal and estuarine systems and influences on coastal ecosystems. Kristen earned a Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University in 2009 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington. Her recent research is focused on understanding nonlinear internal wave dynamics in the nearshore and physical processes creating environmental gradients in coastal ecosystems.
Session 10 Invited Speaker
Dr. Shoshiro Minobe is a Professor at the Graduate School of Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan.
His research interests focus on decadal climate variability and air-sea interaction. Included in his publications is a widely-referenced article proposing 50-yr climate variability and an interpretation of climate regime shifts associated with 50-yr and 20-yr climate variability. His paper on the ocean-to-atmosphere influence over the Gulf Stream was featured as the cover article of the journal Nature in 2008. Shoshiro worked as a convenor for several PICES symposium and workshops for decadal climate variability and its relation to marine ecosystem, and as a guest editor of the Progress in Oceanography special issue on "North Pacific Climate Regime Shift" (2000). He also served as a member of the Implementation Plan Writing Team for the PICES scientific program, FUTURE.
He worked as a co-chair of PICES WG27 on "North Pacific Climate Variability and Change".
Session 12 Invited Speaker
Yong Chen is a Professor of Fisheries Science in the School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine, U.S.A. He received his Bachelor of Agriculture degree (1983) in fisheries science from the Ocean University of China and MS (1991) in Zoology (Fish Ecology) and PhD (1995) in Zoology (Fish Population Dynamics with a minor in statistics) degrees from the University of Toronto in Canada. He started his career as a fisheries stock assessment scientist in the New South Wales Fisheries Department in Sydney, Australia in 1995. In 1997, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Fisheries Population Dynamics at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He moved to the University of Maine in 2000 and was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in 2007. Dr. Chen’s research focuses primarily on fisheries population dynamics and stock assessment, monitoring program design and optimization, fisheries ecology, statistical modeling and computer simulations. Dr. Chen has authored and co-authored over 210 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, many technical and fish stock assessment reports, and has received millions of dollars in competitive research support for over 80 projects. Dr. Chen has adjunct faculty appointment at the Shanghai Ocean University and Ocean University of China. He is actively involved in community and professional service, including peer reviewer for scientific journals and funding agencies. He is currently a member of the United States New England Fisheries Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and the Aquaculture and Fisheries. His lab webpage is located at https://www.umaine.edu/chenlab/
Workshop 1 Invited Speaker
Dr. Russell Hopcroft is a Professor at the University of Alaska’s Institute of Marine Science in Fairbanks. He grew up fascinated by aquatic life (and Jacques Cousteau specials), and pursued this fascination throughout his education. Dr. Hopcroft received his Masters degree in 1988, and his Ph.D. in 1997 from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He pursues a broad array of research interests, concentrating on the composition, production and energy flow of the planktonic trophic levels that ultimately shape the structure of all marine communities. Since joining UAF in 2000, his focus has shifted to Arctic and subarctic planktonic communities with emphasis on Alaskan waters. Much of his lab’s activity focuses on understanding the linkage between climate and zooplankton communities. In addition to traditional emphasis on crustaceans zooplankton (copepods and euphausiids), he also works on the broad array of soft-bodied zooplankton groups such as jellyfish, the larvacean pelagic tunicates, and most pelagic snails (pteropods and heteropods).
Workshop 1 Invited Speaker
Dhugal Lindsay is a Senior Staff Scientist at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology (JAMSTEC) and holds adjunct professorships at Yokohama Municipal University and Kitasato University. He received his Ph.D. in aquatic biology from the University of Tokyo. Dr. Lindsay's research focuses on mid-water ecology, particularly concentrating on gelatinous organisms that are too fragile to be sampled by conventional methods. He has used conventional sampling techniques such as nets and sediment traps and towed camera arrays, and has also used both manned submersibles and remotely-operated vehicles to investigate fauna from depths as shallow as the euphotic layer to as deep as the Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench, in environments ranging from both poles to tropical areas in South-East Asia. He currently heads the Technology working group of the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI) and has also served on the National Academies of Science (U.S.), Ocean Studies Board, Committee on Future Needs in Deep Submergence Science and the Steering Committee of the Census of Marine Zooplankton (Census of Marine Life: CoML).
Workshop 2 Invited Speaker
Hein Rune Skjoldal is a marine biologist and ecologist at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway. He has a long-standing interest in ecosystems and the ecosystem approach to management. Hein Rune has studied the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea ecosystems (he was editor of the book ‘The Norwegian Sea ecosystem’ in 2004). For the last 15 years, he has been involved in descriptions of Arctic Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) and environmental assessments such as AMAP Assessment of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic (2007-2010) and PAME Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA 2009). He is currently co-lead of a joint Ecosystem Approach Expert Group under the Arctic Council, and co-chair of the ICES/PICES/PAME Working Group on Integrated Ecosystem Assessment of the Central Arctic Ocean.
Workshop 4 Invited Speaker
My research interest is understanding of the dynamics of ecosystem changes associated with climate changes including global warming. In particular, I focus on the changes on phenology and community structure of lower trophic level ecosystem and its impact on biogeochemical cycles using ecosystem models based on PICES NEMURO. Future projections in the western North Pacific were contributed to IPCC AR5 WGII (Hashioka et al., 2007, 2009). From 2011, I joined a MARine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project (MAREMIP, SSC member from 2013), and have been done the evaluation of difference in current ecosystem models (PFT, Plankton Functional Type, models) in the global scale, and future projection as multi-model ensemble.
Workshop 5 Invited Speaker
Dr. Caihong Fu is a Research Scientist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) – Pacific Biological Station. She received her PhD in Fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Caihong’s research in earlier years was in quantitative fish population dynamics and stock assessment. Since 2008, her research has been focusing on marine ecosystem modeling, through which she hopes to achieve better understanding of how climate change, species interactions, and fishing affect the dynamics of fish populations and ecosystems and how fish populations should be managed under changing climate and ecological conditions. Caihong is a member of PICES WG-40: Climate and Ecosystem Predictability.
Workshop 6 Invited Speaker
Koichi Ara is a Professor at the Department of Marine Science and Resources, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University. He received his PhD (Doctor of Science) Degree in biological oceanography from the Institute Oceanográfico, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. For the last ca. 20 years, his research has been focused on the marine ecosystem processes such as the plankton food web structure and trophodynamics of lower trophic levels in terms of carbon flow, from phytoplankton primary production to secondary and tertiary production, based on abundance, biomass, production rate and food requirement of the planktonic organisms (pico-, nano-, micro- and mesozooplankton) in the neritic area of Sagami Bay, Japan.