Biological Oceanography Committee
  • Acronym: BIO
  • Parent Committee: SB
  • Chair: Dr. Se-Jong Ju <>
    Vice-Chair: Prof. M. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez <>
  • Mailing List
  • Past Chairs:
    Angelica Peña (Oct. 2013 – Nov. 2016, Canada)
    Atsushi Tsuda (Oct. 2010 – Oct. 2013, Japan)
    Michael J. Dagg (Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2010, USA)
    Vladimir I. Radchenko (Oct. 2001 – Oct. 2004, Russia)
    Tsutomu Ikeda (Oct. 1998 – Oct. 2001, Japan)
    Patricia A. Wheeler (Dec. 1995 – Oct. 1998, USA)
    Michael M. Mullin (Oct. 1992 – Nov. 1995, USA)
  • Past Vice-Chairs:
    Se-Jong Ju (Oct. 2015– Nov. 2016, Korea)
    Atsushi Tsuda (Oct. 2013 – Oct. 2015, Japan)
    Michael J. Dagg (Oct. 2010 – Oct. 2013, USA)
  • Action Plan
Key Tasks:
The BIO Committee's area of responsibility is to promote and coordinate biological oceanography and interdisciplinary research in the northern North Pacific. Biological oceanography plays a key intermediary role with respect to the other PICES Scientific Committees. For example, lower trophic levels may be the most directly affected by processes considered by the Physical Oceanography and Climate Committee. Biological Oceanography Committee also plays a central role in defining "normal" conditions against which changes of interest to marine environmental quality can be measured. Finally, Biological Oceanography Committee interacts with the Fishery Science Committee to provide scientific advice on ecological roles of lower and higher trophic level organisms in relation to fisheries.
Active Groups

S-CCME: Joint PICES/ICES Section on Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems
(Oct. 2011 – 2017), (also reports to FIS and POC)

S-CC: Section on Carbon and Climate
(Oct. 2005 - 2016), (also reports to POC)

S-MBM: Section on Marine Birds and Mammals
(Oct. 2015 - 2019)

WG 32: Working Group on Biodiversity of Biogenic Habitats
(Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2017)

WG 33: Joint PICES/ICES Working Group on Climate Change and Biologically-driven Ocean Carbon Sequestration
(Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2018)

WG 37: Working Group on Zooplankton Production Methodologies, Applications and Measurements in PICES Regions
(Nov. 2016 – Oct. 2019)

Disbanded Groups

WG 29: Working Group on Regional Climate Modeling
(Oct. 2011 - 2015) (also reports to POC)

WG 28: Working Group on Development of Ecosystem Indicators to Characterize Ecosystem Responses to Multiple Stressors
(Jun. 2011 - 2015) (also reports to MEQ)

WG 26: Working Group on Jellyfish Blooms around the North Pacific Rim: Causes and Consequences
(Oct. 2010 - 2013)

AP-MBM: Advisory Panel on Marine Birds and Mammals
(Oct. 1999 - Oct. 2015)

WG 23: Working Group on Comparative Ecology of Krill in Coastal and Oceanic Waters around the Pacific Rim
(Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2011)

WG 22: Working Group on Iron Supply and its Impact on Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems in the North Pacific Ocean
(Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2010)

AP-MIE: Advisory Panel on Micronekton Sampling Inter-Calibration Experiment
(Oct. 2002 - Oct. 2009)

AP-IFEP: Advisory Panel on Iron Fertilization Experiment in the Subarctic Pacific Ocean
(Oct. 1998 - Oct. 2007)

MEMIP: Marine Ecosystem Model Inter-comparison Project
Annual Meetings


2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 , 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

Session and Workshop Summaries


Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops


PICES Scientific Reports
Primary Journals
Related Materials
PICES Sci. Rep. No. 50, 2016
Spatial Ecology of Marine Top Predators in the North Pacific: Tools for Integrating across Datasets and Identifying High Use Areas

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 43, 2013
Report of Working Group 23 on Comparative Ecology of Krill in Coastal and Oceanic Waters around the Pacific Rim

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 42, 2013
Report of Working Group 22 on Iron Supply and its Impact on Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems in the North Pacific Ocean

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 38, 2010
Report of the Advisory Panel on Micronekton Sampling Inter-calibration Experiment

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 36, 2009
Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on the Okhotsk Sea and Adjacent Areas

PICES Sci. Rep. No 32, 2006
Workshop on Oceanic Ecodynamics Comparison in the Subarctic Pacific (OECOS)

PICES Sci. Rep. No 31, 2006
Report of the 2004 Workshop on In Situ Iron Enrichment Experiments in the Eastern and Western Subarctic Pacific

PICES Sci. Rep. No 30, 2005
Micronekton of the North Pacific

PICES Sci. Rep. No 22, 2002
PICES Science: The First Ten Years and a Look to the Future

Other Publications
Dr. Janelle Curtis (BIO, WG-32)
WG-32 Co-Chair
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, Canada V9T 6N7
Dr. Angelica Peña (BIO, S-CCME, WG-33)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 W. Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6576
(1-250) 363-6746
Dr. Akash Sastri (AP-NPCOOS, BIO, WG-37)
WG-37 Co-Chair
Ocean Networks Canada
University of Victoria
Technology Enterprise Facility, 2300 McKenzie Ave.
Victoria, BC
Canada V8W 2Y2
(1-250) 721-8303
(1-250) 472-4760
Prof. Yingjie Liu (BIO)
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, CAFS
150 Qingtacun, South Yongding Rd.
Beijing, China, PR 100141
(010) 68673953
(86-10) 68676685
Prof. Song Sun (BIO)
Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Science
Institute of Oceanology, CAS
7 Nanhai Rd.
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266071
(86-532) 82898598
(86-532) 82898612
Prof. Ping Zhuang (BIO, WG-34)
East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
300 Jungong Rd., Yangpu District
Shanghai, China, PR 200090
(86-21) 65807868
(86-21) 65807868
Dr. Kaoru Hattori (BIO, S-MBM)
S-MBM Co-Chair
Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
116 Katsurakoi
Kushiro, Hokkaido
Japan 085-0802
(81-154) 92-1716
(81-154) 91-9355
Dr. Motomitsu Takahashi (BIO, S-CCME, SB)
Fisheries Management and Oceanography Department
Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
1551-8 Taira-machi
Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Japan 851-2213
(81-95) 860-1600
(81-95) 850-7767
Dr. Atsushi Tsuda (BIO)
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha
Kashiwa, Chiba
Japan 277-8564
(81-4) 7136-6172
(81-4) 7136-6172
Dr. Se-Jong Ju (BIO, SB, SG-NPESR, WG-37)
BIO Chair
Deep-Sea and Seabed Resources Research Division
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
787 Haean-ro, Sangnok-gu
Ansan, Gyeonggi-do
Korea, R 15627
(82-31) 400-7684
(82-31) 418-8772
Dr. Taewon Kim (BIO)
Department of Ocean Sciences
Inha University
100 Inharo, Nam-gu
Incheon, Korea, R 22212
enter phone
Dr. Wongyu Park (BIO)
Department of Marine Biology
Pukyong National University
45 Yongso-ro, Nam-gu
Busan, Korea, R 48513
(82-51) 629-5928
(82-51) 629-5930
Dr. Boris N. Kotenev (BIO)
Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
17 V. Krasnoselskaya St.
Moscow, Russia 107140
(7-495) 264-9187
Dr. Alexei M. Orlov (BIO)
Laboratory of Sea Fishes of the Russian Far East
Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)
17 V. Krasnoselskaya St.
Moscow, Russia 107140
(7-499) 264-8801
Prof. M. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez (BIO)
BIO Vice-Chair
Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
U.S.A. 93106
(1-805) 893-4680
Dr. Julie E. Keister (BIO)
School of Oceanography
University of Washington
Box 357940
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98195
(1-206) 543-7620
Dr. William T. Peterson (BIO)
Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), NMFS, NOAA
Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, OR
U.S.A. 97365
(1-541) 867-0201
(1-541) 867-0389