Working Group 32: Biodiversity of Biogenic Habitats
Terms of Reference

Year 1:

  • Compile data on the distribution of coral and sponge taxa, and associated fish and invertebrate assemblages in the North Pacific within National Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and facilitate their submission to appropriate biodiversity databases (e.g., Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS));
  • Compile data on key variables (temperature, velocity, ocean acidification, slope, aspect) hypothesized to influence coral and sponge distribution and diversity and catalogue sources of multibeam/swathe bathymetry data for distribution modeling within National EEZs;
  • Hold a WG meeting, in conjunction with PICES Annual Meeting.

Year 2:

  • Review modeling approaches to predict the potential distributions of species and habitat suitability for corals and sponges (e.g., MaxEnt, Boosted Regression Trees, or high resolution bathymetry-based models) within National EEZs;
  • Identify environmental and ecological predictors of patterns in the distribution and biodiversity of coral, sponge and associated taxa within National EEZs;
  • Convene a session on biogenic habitat distribution and diversity at PICES Annual Meeting;
  • Hold a WG meeting, in conjunction with PICES Annual Meeting.

Year 3:

  • Review and propose potential indicators for assessing and monitoring diversity of biogenic habitats;
  • Review and document associations between commercially important fish and invertebrate species and biogenic habitats;
  • Prepare scientific reports for dissemination of results;
  • Hold a WG meeting, in association with PICES Annual Meeting.
Products
Annual Meetings

Reports

2015

Session and Workshop Summaries

TBA
Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

TBA

PICES Press

TBA

PICES Scientific Reports
TBA
Primary Journals
TBA
Related Materials
PICES Sci. Rep. No. 49, 2015
Report of the Study Group on Biodiversity Conservation
Other Publications
TBA
News
Members
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
250-756-7157
janelle.curtis@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Dr. Anya Dunham (FIS, WG-32)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 6N7
(1-250) 756-7012
(1-250) 756-7138
Anya.Dunham@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Dr. Anders Knudby (WG-32)
Department of Geography
University of Ottawa
75 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N6N5
(1-613) 562-5800, x1357
aknudby@uottawa.ca
Prof. Jianming Chen (WG-32)
Third Institute of Oceanography, SOA
178 Daxue Rd., Siming District
Xiamen, Fujian
China, PR 361005
(86) 0592-219-5086
(86) 0592-219-5086
chenjianming@tio.org.cn
Dr. Hui Huang (WG-32)
Marine Environment and Ecology
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS
164 West Xingang Rd.
Guangzhou, Guangdong
China, PR 510301
(86-20) 844-60294
(86-20) 844-51672
huanghui@scsio.ac.cn
Dr. Masashi Kiyota (WG-32)
WG-32 Co-Chair
National Resarch Institute of Far Seas Fisheries
Fisheries Research and Education Agency
2-12-4 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Japan 236-8648
(81-45) 788-7615
(81-45) 788-7615
kiyo@affrc.go.jp
Dr. Takeo Kurihara (WG-32)
Ariake Yatsuchiro Center
Seikai National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
1551-8 Taira-machi
Nagasaki, Nagasaki
Japan 851-2213
(81-95) 860 1600
(81-95) 850 7767
takeo@affrc.go.jp
Prof. Kwang-Sik Albert Choi (WG-32)
School of Marine Biomedical Sciences
Jeju National University
102 Jejudaehak-no
Jeju, Korea, R 690-756
(82-10) 3699-9000
skchoi@jejunu.ac.kr
Ms. Hye-Won Moon (WG-32)
Marine Invertebrate Team-1
Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea
Jangsan-ro 101-75, Janghang-eup
Seochun-gun, Korea, R 33663
82-10-2603-7763
hwmoon@mabik.re.kr
Dr. Seonock Woo (WG-32)
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
Jangmok 1gil-41
Geoje, Gyungsangnam-do
Korea, R 656-834
(82-55) 639-8543
cwoo@kiost.ac
Dr. Tatyana Dautova (WG-32)
A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology, FEB RAS
17 Palchevskogo St.
Vladivostok, Russia 690041
(7-423) 231-0905
tndaut@mail.ru
Dr. John M Guinotte (WG-32)
Marine Conservation Institute
4010 Stone Way N, Suite 210
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98103
(1-360) 467-4043
(1-206) 915 2037
john.guinotte@marine-conservation.org
Dr. Chris Rooper (WG-32)
RACE Division
NMFS-Alaska Fishery Science Center
NOAA NMFS AFSC RACE 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg 4
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
2065264689
chris.rooper@noaa.gov
Dr. Les Watling (WG-32)
Department of Biology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Edmondson Hall
Honolulu, HI
U.S.A. 96822
1-808-956-8621
watling@hawaii.edu