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Keynote Speaker

Jackie King
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Dr. King is the Head of Basin and Coastal-Scale Interactions Program with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Her research investigates linkages between coastal-scale ecosystems and basin-scale processes including climate forcing, large-scale oceanographic processes, and trophic energy exchange. She collaborates in integrative pelagic field studies along the continental shelf, with her primary focus on understanding the factors controlling the abundance, distribution, and production of salmon and associated species in marine ecosystems. Her research also focuses on Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management, specifically how to develop and deliver advice for fisheries management in an environment of changing climatic conditions.. She has published research on a suite of disciplines including marine fish life history strategies, statistical methodology, climate impacts on ecosystems, ageing methodology, stock assessment, fish population dynamics and behavioural ecology. She is also the Head for the Canadian Pacific Shark Research Program; responsible for all Canadian Pacific elasmobranch research and conservation. Within PICES, she is the Co-Chair of the PICES/ICES Section on “Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems” (S-CCME), Vice-Chair of the FIS Committee and a member of the FUTURE Scientific Steering Committee.

Session 1
Science Board Symposium: Connecting Science and Communities in a Changing North Pacific

Sean Anderson Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Session 1 Invited Speaker

Sean Anderson is a biologist at the Pacific Biological Station with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. He was a Smith Fellow postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington until 2017, received his Ph.D. in 2015 from Simon Fraser University, and his M.Sc. from Dalhousie University. Sean links theory with data through statistical and simulation models to improve predictions about aquatic ecological systems and inform management and policy decisions. His research broadly spans the field of quantitative ecology. In particular, he is interested in ecological extremes in time or space (e.g. black-swan events), ensemble and data-limited approaches to fisheries stock assessment, the effects of climate change on fish population distributions, and ecological portfolio effects such as the benefits and risks of diversification for fishers and fish populations.

Dohoon Kim Pukyong National University, Korea

Session 1 Invited Speaker

Dohoon Kim is a professor at Pukyong National University and a chief professor in social science at World Fisheries University of the Republic of Korea. Prior to this, he was a senior researcher at the Korea Maritime Institute and a research specialist at the National Institute of Fisheries Science of the Republic of Korea. He earned his doctorate from the University of Delaware, USA. His research interests include fisheries economics and management, aquaculture economics, and bioeconomic models. His work has been published in journals such as Marine Policy, Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, Fisheries Science, Fisheries Research, Plos One, Ocean & Coastal Management, and Environmental and Resource Economics Review, etc.

Takeyoshi Nagai Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan

Session 1 Invited Speaker

Takeyoshi Nagai is an assistant professor at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan, where he teaches oceanography, and ocean physical and biological interactions. His previous researches focused on the physical oceanography and ocean biogeochemistry of ocean fronts, eddies, and filaments, using field observations and numerical simulations. Recently, he is particularly interested in the Kuroshio, where he deploys a state-of-the-art tow-yo microstructure profiler to measure microscale turbulence at very high lateral resolutions, and conducts high-resolution numerical simulations to reproduce meso- and submesoscale flows and internal waves. His exciting researches can be found at:, and He loves to bike and play pingpong, and Sushi and Miso soup.

Anna Zivian Ocean Conservancy, WA, USA

Session 1 Invited Speaker

Anna Zivian is Senior Research Fellow at Ocean Conservancy, supporting Ocean Conservancy’s science-based programs. Previously, she was Associate Director of Ocean Conservancy's Knowledge Management and Senior Manager of the Ocean Planning program. She is currently focusing on issues of ocean climate change mitigation and adaptation. In addition to her work on ocean science and policy, Anna’s past research looks at the intersection of environmental policy, science, and society, and, in particular, issues of democracy and public participation in science. Anna is also co-chair of the Ocean Knowledge-Action Network Development Team, working on bringing knowledge to action. Prior to her work on the ocean, Anna served as an elected official in Colorado for ten years. Anna earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Studies in 2011 from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her undergraduate studies were in Russian and Soviet Studies at Harvard University, where she earned her B.A. in 1988.

Session 2 (POC)
Marine heatwaves in the North Pacific: Predictions and impacts in coastal regions

Simone Alin Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

Session 2 Invited Speaker

Dr. Simone Alin is a Supervisory Oceanographer at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle and an Affiliate Associate Professor in the University of Washington School of Oceanography. Her research focuses on ocean acidification and other carbon cycle issues in coastal waters on the U.S. West Coast and in Puget Sound. In 2016, she led the planning and execution of the fifth NOAA West Coast Ocean Acidification research cruise, which extended from Baja California to British Columbia. When on land, Simone is actively involved with planning and implementing observing networks for the global carbon cycle, as well as leadership committees for national and international data synthesis and visualization efforts focused on ocean carbon and ecosystem issues. She has served on the U.s. national science steering committees for the North American Carbon Program, the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program, and its Ocean Acidification Committee. She is the Global Coastal Oceans leader on the international Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) project, and she was an alternate member on the Washington State Governors' Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification in 2012. Dr. Alin is also passionate about helping the public and policy makers connect the dots about effects of human-caused CO2 emissions on ecosystems and society through novel graphics and narratives focused on ocean carbon and ecosystem issues through collaborations with a variety of partners.

Simone received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Stanford University and earned her PhD in Geosciences with a minor in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. She completed postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota Large Lakes Observatory and the University of Washington School of Oceanography as a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow.


Sonia Batten CPR Survey, Marine Biological Association

Session 2 Invited Speaker

Dr Sonia Batten is the Director of the North Pacific Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey of the Marine Biological Association, UK, and is based in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. After completing a PhD at Southampton University she began working with the Atlantic CPR survey and then in 2000 initiated the North Pacific survey. Running it necessitates being a jack-of-all-trades; from analysing samples at the microscope, helping to service the CPR between tows, as well as writing papers and funding proposals, and giving presentations - but that’s what makes it interesting! The most rewarding aspect has been bringing the CPR survey from its origins in the North Atlantic to a whole new ocean and seeing the interest in, and value of, the data increase with the lengthening time series.

Dr Batten’s research interests focus on the interactions between large scale ocean climate variability and the plankton so that biological oceanography forms the basis of most of her publications. She is the past Chair of the Global Alliance of CPR Surveys (GACS), member of the PICES Monitor Technical Committee and a member of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Biology and Ecosystems Panel.

Eric C.J. Oliver Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Session 2 Invited Speaker

I am an Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography in the Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. My research interests involve ocean and climate variability across a range of time and space scales including extreme events (marine heatwaves, storms), the predictability of climate variations, the influence of modes of variability (such as the Madden-Julian Oscillation) on the ocean, and the role of climate change on the mean state, variability and extremes of the climate system. In addition, I am of Inuit descent with roots in Nunatsiavut (northern Labrador) and I aim to contribute to northern and indigenous communities through my research and teaching.

Session 3 (POC/MEQ/BIO)
Coastal ocean modelling in the North Pacific

Mike Foreman Emeritus at the Institute of Ocean Sciences (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Session 3 Plenary Invited Speaker

Michael Foreman ( is a Scientist Emeritus at the Institute of Ocean Sciences (Fisheries and Oceans Canada). Though past research has included coastal biophysical modeling, regional climate change m odeling and analyses, data assimilation, satellite altimetry analyses, and the analysis/prediction and modeling of tides, recent work has largely focused on developing and using coastal models to help address aquaculture issues. He has been active in PICES for many years, serving as Chair or Co-Chair of the Physical and Oceanographic and Climate (POC) committee, Co-Chair of Working Groups 20 (Evaluations of Climate Change Projections) and 27 (North Pacific Climate Variability and Change), and a member of the Section on Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems (S-CCME) and Working Group 29 (Regional Climate Modeling).

Session 4 (HD)
The impacts of marine transportation and their cumulative effects on coastal communities and ecosystems

Hideo Okamura Research Center for Inland Seas, Kobe University, Japan

Session 4 Invited Speaker

Hideo is an environmental scientist with a particular interest in understanding the environmental fate, effects, and risks associated with contaminants with the goal of protecting environmental health. His current research is in focused on assessing ecotoxicology of toxic chemicals such as pesticides and antifouling agents, which are used on purpose for ship hull and fishing net. He is also interested in developing rational, sensitive, simple, and reproducible biomonitoring procedure for ecotoxicological study.

Trends in ocean and coastal ecosystems and their services and its future

Naoki H. Kumagai National Institute for Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

Session 5 Plenary Invited Speaker

Naoki H. Kumagai is a Researcher at the Climate Change Adaptation Center, National Institute for Environmental Sciences. His research aims to understand how local and global environmental changes affect ecological processes in marine benthic community. He currently studies the long-term historical and future impacts of climate change and their interacting local stressors on marine benthic community (mainly corals and macroalgae), and adaptation strategies for those impacts. For these studies, he combines approaches of field surveys, field experiments, GIS and statistical modelings. He received his PhD from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Prior to his current position, he has worked as a postdoc in Chiba University, Fisheries Research Agency, University of the Ryukyus, and National Institute for Environmental Sciences, in Japan.

Session 6 (FUTURE)
Identifying thresholds and potential leading indicators of ecosystem change: The role of ecosystem indicators in ecosystem-based management

Saskia A. Otto Institute of Marine Ecosystem and Fishery Science (IMF) Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) University of Hamburg

Session 6 Plenary Invited Speaker

Saskia Otto is a research scientist at the University of Hamburg, where she teaches and applies marine data science that is closely linked to ecosystem-based management. She enjoys integrating computer programming with the latest advances in statistical modeling in order to (1) understand the spatio-temporal dynamics of single populations, communities and food webs in pelagic systems, (2) study the nature of nonlinear dynamics in complex adaptive systems, and (3) to improve indicators and integrated ecosystem assessments to provide more robust ecosystem-based management.

Session 7 (MEQ)
Environmental indicators of plastic pollution in the North Pacific

Stephanie Avery-Gomm Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland, Australia

Session 7 Plenary Invited Speaker

Stephanie Avery-Gomm is a conservation scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada and a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. Much of her work focuses on understanding the vulnerability of seabirds to marine plastic pollution. Over the past 10 years, Stephanie has documented plastic ingestion in many species, helped to understand the drivers of plastic ingestion in seabirds and to prioritize research efforts on a global scale. She has demonstrated the utility of Northern Fulmar as an indicator of trends in marine plastic pollution and has used this species to understand the extent of pollution in Canadian waters. Another facet of her research involves using interdisciplinary, collaborative decision-theoretic approaches to address conservation challenges such as how to improve the efficiency of endangered species recovery programs given funding constraints, and when openly publishing biodiversity data does more harm than good.

Daoji Li Plastics Marine Debris Research Center, East China Normal University, China

Session 7 Invited Speaker

Daoji Li, a biological oceanographer, senior Professor of the State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, Director of Plastics Marine Debris Research Center at East China Normal University. Over the past thirty-three years, he has been dedicated to marine scientific research, focusing on the responses of estuaries and coastal ecosystems to human activities and natural processes. He has made pioneering contributions to the studies of the formation mechanism of chinses estuarine hypoxic zones, the influence of large-scale engineering projects on nutrient flux of Yangtze River into the estuary and its adjacent sea, the response of ecosystems in the Yangtze Estuary and coastal waters to typhoon processes. These enables him to be one of most renowned scientists in China. Building on his high level of passion for ocean, he has developed and taken an active part in the national response to the challenges of major scientific issues in the field of marine science and national major needs, and has undertaken the National Key Basic Research Development Program, National Major Scientific Research Project, National Marine Public Welfare Program, National Natural Science Foundation Program, and so on. He is currently responsible for leading the National Ministry of Science and Technology's Key R&D Program and the IOC/WESTPAC Program on “marine microplastics research”, and plays an international leading role. He is deeply committed to developing and promoting international science and technology in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in the world, through the establishment of the marine scientific research network and research cooperation among scientists.

Session 8 (FIS/BIO/POC)
Creating More Effective Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs) in PICES Countries

Phillip Levin University of Washington, USA

Session 8 Invited Speaker

Phillip Levin is a Professor of Practice at the University of Washington and the Lead Scientist for the Nature Conservancy of Washington. In this unique position, his objective is the integration of academic scholarship with practical experience. Levin is a conservation scientist who is interested in bridging the gaps between theory and practice and between social and natural sciences. The main focus of his current work is developing interdisciplinary tools to inform conservation of marine, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and the communities that depend on them. Prior to joining TNC/UW Levin was a Senior Scientist and Manager of the Ecosystem Science Program at NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.

Session 9 (MONITOR)
Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, Essential Biological Variables and Community-based Monitoring

Sanae Chiba JAMSTEC - Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Session 9 Invited Speaker

Sanae has studied biology of marine mammals and plankton though her academic career. After completing her PhD on plankton ecology in the Antarctic Sea at Tokyo University of Fisheries, she worked at Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), where her research theme has been marine ecosystem response to climate change. She has studied mechanisms of interannual to decadal ecosystem changes in regional to basin scales using historically collected plankton data set, such as the Odate Collection. In 2009, she started taking a part in the North Pacific Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey, which has been operated by Sir Alister Hardy Foundation of Ocean Science (SAHFOS) since the early 2000s. She was on secondment at UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre in UK to learn marine science-policy interface for 2016-2019. Back in JAMSTEC, she is currently leading the newly launched Marine Plastics Research Group with a keen interest in citizen science in global ocean observation system.

Eric Peterson Hakai Institute, BC, Canada

Session 9 Invited Speaker

Eric Peterson is the president of the Hakai Institute ( The Hakai Institute conducts long term ecological research on the coastal margin of British Columbia, Canada, ranging from “icefields to ocean”. Among other avenues of science, the Hakai Institute shares responsibility with Ocean Networks Canada for the Pacific node of the new Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS), which is part of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS). The Hakai Institute has a particular interest in foundation species in the nearshore—kelps and seagrasses—which are candidates for essential biological ocean variables within GOOS.

Session 10 (MEQ)
Linking changes in climate, nutrient distribution, phytoplankton ecology, and production of algal exudates in the North Pacific

Jun Nishioka Hokkaido University, Japan

Session 10 Plenary Invited Speaker

Jun Nishioka is associate Professor of Institute of low temperature science, Hokkaido University, Japan. He got a pHD from Hokkaido University in 2001. His specialty is chemical oceanography. He is interested in Trace metal biogeochemical cycle in the Ocean, Polar oceanography and sea-ice biogeochemistry, Artificial and natural iron fertilization in the Ocean, Controlling mechanisms for primary production in the Ocean, Nutrient dynamics in the Ocean, Ocean mixing and biogeochemical cycle, North Pacific HNLC water formation.

Session 11 (FIS/POC/BIO/HD)
Incorporating ecosystem variability and climate change into fisheries management: Progress and challenges for EBFM in the 21st century

Stephani Zador Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA, USA

Session 11 Invited Speaker

Stephani Zador is a fishery research biologist at NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center and serves as Deputy Director of the Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management Division. Her research is focused on marine ecosystem indicators and application to fisheries management. She leads efforts to produce ecosystem status reports on the Gulf of Alaska, Aleutian Islands, and eastern Bering Sea ecosystems. She regularly presents ecosystem science to fishery managers to inform the quota-setting process for Alaska groundfish and support ecosystem-based fisheries management. Before NOAA, Stephani worked as a seabird biologist, spending many field seasons in remote locations in Alaska and Antarctica. Her particular interests have long been with applied research, such as studying impacts of traditional glaucous-winged gull egg harvest in Glacier Bay, Alaska, and facilitating uptake of contextual ecosystem information into fisheries management decisions.

Session 12 (POC/BIO)
Impacts of meso-/submeso- scale processes on heat/material transport and on marine ecosystems

Jody Klymak Professor of Ocean Physics, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Session 12 Invited Speaker

At the University of Victoria I teach courses in Descriptive Physical Oceanography, Fluid Mechanics, and Time Series Analysis. My labs research is mostly focused on the analysis of data collected at sea, often coupled with numerical experiments designed to better understand small scale ocean flows and their impacts on larger scale flows.

Processes examined typically include waves, turbulence, fronts and eddies, all of which are involved in dissipating energy in the oceans.

Session 13 (BIO)
Implications of prey consumption by marine birds, mammals, and fish in the North Pacific

David A Beauchamp Western Fisheries Research Center, USA

Session 13 Invited Speaker

My research in tactical food web ecology incorporates directed sampling, experimentation, and models to mechanistically address and quantify factors that limit survival and growth of salmonids in freshwater and marine environments: predation, carrying capacity, climate change, and invasive species; evaluate feasibilities of salmonid reintroductions above dams, dam removal or re-operation.

Session 14 (HD/FIS)
Integrating economic and social objectives in marine resource management

Sean Pascoe Marine Resource Economics Team CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Australia

Session 14 Invited Speaker

Dr. Sean Pascoe has over 30 years of experience in the field of fisheries economics. Prior to joining CSIRO in August 2006 as Economist for the Marine and Atmospheric Research Division (now the Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship), Dr Pascoe was Professor of Natural Resource Economics and Director of the Centre for the Economics and Management of Aquatic Resource, University of Portsmouth, UK. Much of his research experience has involved the development of bioeconomic models for a range of fisheries around the world. He has also worked extensively in the area of capacity and efficiency analysis in fisheries. Dr Pascoe has also undertaken extensive work on fisheries management policies, and has worked with the European Commission, OECD and FAO on the development of management policies and guidelines. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Economics and Finance, QUT, where he supervises a number of research students. To date, he has produced over 250 papers and reports, including over 130 refereed journal articles.

Session 15 (POC/FUTURE)
Advances in North Pacific marine ecosystem prediction

Takeshi Doi Application Laboratory (APL)/Research Institute for Value-Added-Information Generation (VAiG) at Japan Agency of Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan

Session 15 Invited Speaker

Takeshi Doi is a researcher in the Application Laboratory (APL)/Research Institute for Value-Added-Information Generation (VAiG) at Japan Agency of Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). He serves on team devoted to understanding, simulating, and predicting tropical climate variations and their teleconnections using state-of-the art numerical climate models. Also, he is interested in application of seasonal prediction information into agriculture and health issues. He earned his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography and Climate Dynamics from the University of Tokyo in 2009. After that, he was selected as a Princeton University AOS postdoctoral research fellow, and worked at GFDL/NOAA, U.S in 2010-2012. From May 2012, he joined JAMSTEC. He received an Editor's Award for the Journal of Climate from the American Meteorological Society in 2012, and the Okada Prize from the Oceanographic Society of Japan in 2016, which is awarded to young scientists under the age of 36.

Nicole Lovenduski University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Session 15 Plenary Invited Speaker

Nicole Lovenduski is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she teaches courses on oceanography, biogeochemistry, and climate change. Her research has helped to elucidate the ocean's role in the global carbon cycle and its response to a changing climate. She is especially interested in modeling and observing the variable ocean biogeochemistry in climatically sensitive regions such as the Southern Ocean and the California Current system.

Stephanie Brodie University of California Santa Cruz and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

Session 15 Invited Speaker

Steph is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California Santa Cruz and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Steph is an ecologist with a broad interest biogeography, fisheries, and animal ecophysiology. She has expertise in quantitative analyses and using diverse data sets to examine pelagic predator ecology and the roles that oceanographic processes play in species distributions. Steph is interested in applied research and understanding how climate change and variability is affecting living marine resources and dependent marine communities.

Workshop 1 (FUTURE)
Learn to Effectively Communicate Your Science

Cherisse Du Preez IOS-DFO, Canada

Workshop 1 Invited Speaker

As a marine biologist and deep-sea explorer, Dr. Cherisse Du Preez helps discover new deep-sea ecosystems in the Pacific Offshore. Her research provides scientific guidance for the creation and management of new Marine Protected Areas. Using some of the world’s most technologically innovative oceanic ships and deep-sea submersibles, her colleagues and her film, photograph, and study the alien-worlds, and their inhabitants, far below the waves. As Jacques Cousteau famously said, “People protect what they love,” and so Cherisse prioritizes outreach and communication within her science career, speaking at events around the world, from classrooms and museums to international conferences and commissions. Her recent research and outreach highlights include exploring never before seen submarine volcanic mountains, filming and writing for Blue Planet II, monitoring effects of the Deep Horizon Oil Spill, exploring the deep waterways of the Great Bear Rainforest, and documenting the South Pacific hydrothermal vents threatened by deep-sea mining.

Alison Morrow K5News, King County, WA, USA

Workshop 1 Invited Speaker

I cover the environment and wildlife issues for KING 5, which basically means I get paid to do a lot of hiking with really fascinating people. It’s a tough job. I moved to Seattle from my home state of Florida a few years ago, but I’ve never felt more at home than when I’m atop a ridge in the North Cascades. I don’t have the traditional background of a broadcast reporter. I studied history and French in college, lived in Paris, moved to New York City to produce for FOX & Friends, then left television to pursue becoming a psychologist by completing a Master of Divinity degree from Boston University’s School of Theology. It was my preaching professor whose wise words inspired me to rethink journalism. He said that we are all storytellers, and as such, have the responsibility to tell stories that move our communities forward not backward. I am inspired daily by the unsung heroes of Western Washington, who work tirelessly protecting our state's natural resources. It is my honor to work with them.

Workshop 2 (FIS)
Integrating biological research, fisheries science and management of Pacific halibut and other widely distributed fish species across the North Pacific in the face of climate and environmental variability

Janet Duffy-Anderson Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA USA

Workshop 2 Invited Speaker

Dr. Janet Duffy-Anderson is the Program Manager for the NOAA/Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Recruitment Processes Program and co-lead for the Ecosystems and Fisheries Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (EcoFOCI) Program. Janet earned a BS from Lafayette College, a PhD from the University of Delaware, and she conducted postdoctoral work at Rutgers University and the University of Washington. She currently works at the US National Marine Fisheries Service linking fish early life history ecology to recruitment dynamics and ecosystem functioning in Alaska. She has a deep interest in flatfish ecology, and has worked to understand the mechanisms by which shifts in climate and oceanography influence flatfish distribution, trophic dynamics, population variability, and fishery outcomes. Janet uses this mechanistic understanding to develop indicators that can be used in stock assessments, forecasting, and Ecosystem Based Fishery Management decision making.

Mark Lomeli Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, USA

Workshop 2 Invited Speaker

Mark Lomeli is a program manager with the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Since 2008, he has been leading collaborative conservation engineering research in eastern North Pacific trawl fisheries ( Through partnerships with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center Marine Habitat and Ecology group, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Resources Program, Oregon State University Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, SINTEF, and the fishing industry, his collaborative research has pursued a wide range of research activities across the groundfish bottom trawl fishery, Pacific hake fishery, and ocean shrimp fishery. Some of his research activities have included, evaluating off-bottom sweeps of a groundfish bottom trawl and its influence on demersal groundfish catches and seafloor interactions, the effect of artificial illumination on Chinook salmon behavior and their escapement out of a Pacific hake midwater trawl bycatch reduction device, testing Pacific halibut bycatch reduction techniques, and examining the efficacy of T90 mesh codends to improve catch composition of groundfishes. Mark has a master’s degree in marine fisheries biology from Humboldt State University and is within the process of completing his PhD degree at the University of Tromsø – The Artic University of Norway.

David Wilson IPHC

Workshop 2 Invited Speaker

Dr Wilson is the Executive Director of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and is responsible to the Commission, who act to ensure the sustainable management of the Pacific halibut resource and the ecosystems which are impacted by its fisheries. Although originally from Australia, Dr Wilson has spent the majority of his professional working life abroad. Much of this time has being involved in fisheries science institutional management and in developing and implementing multilateral arrangements for the conservation and management of highly migratory fish stocks, and shared fish stocks in the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Caribbean. My experience was largely gained while working at the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (Deputy and Acting Executive Secretary); Australian Government International Fisheries Science Head (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences); Northern Fisheries Senior Manager at the Australian Fisheries Management Authority; Director of the Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Fisheries Biologist with the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources in American Samoa. He obtained his doctorate from James Cook University, Australia, in tandem with the Australian Institute of Marine Science, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.

Workshop 3 (FIS)
Let’s Play the GAME! (to achieve sustainable fisheries development in the PICES regions)

Yuuki Terada the University of Tokyo, Japan

Workshop 3 Invited Speaker

Yuuki Terada is Adviser at the Pine Tree Institute that contributes to the solution of social issues through board games. He is also doctoral course student at the Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo. He has been involved in board game production to think about social problems such as "Thinking about prevent birds and beasts damage game", "Tokyo Bay game" and "Relationship between deer and human game (Dear, deer)". In addition, “Career Education Game (Love Life Diversity)”, which he developed as a leader, received an Encouragement Award at an international conference. He is also interested in higher education system and urban community. He got Master degree in urban planning at the University of Tokyo.

Workshop 4 (POC/BIO/FIS)
Circulation, biogeochemistry, ecosystem, and fisheries of the western North Pacific marginal seas: Past and future of CREAMS (Circulation Research of East Asian Marginal Seas)

Kuh Kim Formerly, Professor of Physical Oceanography at Seoul National University, Korea; in recent years a retired gentleman farmer in Korea, who still maintains contact with his former CREAMS colleagues

Workshop 4 Invited Speaker

Professor Kuh Kim served many roles for PICES over the years. He was a member of the Physical Oceanography and Climate (POC) Committee beginning in 1996, was POC chairman from 2001-2004, and was Science Board Chair from 2004-2007. His research and leadership led to the initiation of the regional program on "Circulation Research in East Asian Marginal Seas (CREAMS)", which was partially based on his and others landmark papers in East Asian Marginal Seas. He was a founding member of the Argo Steering Team from its creation in 2008. Kuh's outstanding service to PICES science was recognized in 2009 when he was the recipient of the 9th annual Wooster Award, the most prestigious of PICES awards.

Workshop 5 (BIO)
Celebrating two decades of North Pacific CPR sampling, and future directions

Pierre Hélaouët Marine Biological Association (MBA), UK

Workshop 5 Invited Speaker

Dr. Pierre Hélaouët is a numerical ecologist at the Marine Biological Association (MBA). He specialises in plankton ecology, statistical analysis and data processing. His research is focused on developing and using ecological concepts to explain spatio-temporal variability in planktonic communities. He has published papers dealing with ecological niche concepts, marine pelagic biodiversity, global change, biogeography, mesoscale ecology and spatial and temporal scales. As well as contributing to the blue-sky research, he is involved in a large number of contracts and has extensive experience in producing scientific reports. He has also a central role in the MBA’s data team, in charge of developing and disseminating scientific products using MBA data. He is involved in current NERC projects: NERC project on how environmental change affects Arctic food webs (ARISE), NERC project on the mechanisms behind one of the largest migrations of biomass of Earth (DIAPOD); as well as past NERC projects: NERC Consortium Marine Ecosystems Research programme (MERP), NERC Quantifying links between human influences on climate, shifting seasons and widespread ecosystem consequences .He is also on the ICES Working Group on Integrated Assessments of the North Sea (WGINOSE).

Workshop 6 (HD)
Assessing Marine Ecosystem Services: A Comparative View Across the North Pacific

Chanda Littles US Army Corps of Engineers, USA

Workshop 6 Invited Speaker

My broader interests in coastal ecology will always center around informing how we can be better stewards and co-inhabitants of sensitive coastal environments. Ecosystem goods and services (EGS) provide a nice context for balancing necessary human use, with maintaining the underlying integrity of habitats sustaining that use. As with many things in ecology, relationships between habitats and EGS vary among locations and are not static across space or time. My research centers on combining quantitative and qualitative data sources to capture the suite of benefits provided by coastal habitats and how that varies regionally. Other interests include how to best evaluate coastal EGS tradeoffs and engage stakeholders in a watershed context, and finding ways to integrate EGS more fully into the regulatory process.

Workshop 7 (SB)
PICES contribution to Central Arctic Ocean (CAO) ecosystem assessment (Third)

Elena Eriksen Institute of Marine Research, Norway

Workshop 7 Invited Speaker

Dr. philos Elena Eriksen is a marine biologist and ecologist at Institute of Marine Research in Norway. She has a long-standing interest for ecosystem functioning. Here research is focused on the Barents Sea pelagic compartment in relation to climate change. She estimates the Barents Sea juveniles fish abundance and biomass, macroplankton (krill and jellyfish) biomass and pelagically distributed non-commercial fish species abundance. She is also focused on development of integrated ecosystem assessment and co-chared ICES working group on Integrated Ecosystem Assessment in the Barents Sea (WGIBAR). Last five years she co-lead a Strategic Institutes Initiative "Trophic interactions in the Barents Sea - steps towards an Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (TIBIA)" and lead WP aimed to monitor the Barents Sea fish interactions. The diet of 70 fish species have been mapped and described. She is also member ICES ACOM alternate, and ICES WGISUR (Working group on Integrating Surveys for the Ecosystem Approach), ICES WGECO (The Working Group on the Ecosystem Effects of Fishing Activities).

Workshop 8 (BIO)
Synthesis of bio-acoustics programs for monitoring zooplankton and fisheries in the North Pacific

Stéphane Gauthier Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC, Canada

Workshop 8 Invited Speaker

Stéphane Gauthier is a research scientist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences (Sidney, BC, Canada). His research program focuses on the development of active acoustics and complementary technologies to improve fisheries management and knowledge of ecosystem dynamics. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in ecology from the Université de Montréal and a Ph.D. in marine biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Following postdoctoral appointments at the University of Washington and Université de Montréal, Dr. Gauthier spent five years in New Zealand as a fisheries scientist with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, where he worked on a wide range of ecosystems spanning the Arabian Sea and Antarctic Ocean. He joined Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 2011, where he now leads the fisheries acoustics research program in the Pacific Region.

Kouichi Sawada Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering Japan, Japan

Workshop 8 Invited Speaker

Dr. Kouichi Sawada is a chief researcher and has been working for National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering, Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Japan as a fisheries acoustician since 1988. He has been a guest Professor of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology since 2006. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Waseda University on Physics and Applied Physics, and Ph.D. degree from Tokyo University of Fisheries (the former Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology) on Marine Science and Technology. He is interested in precise target strength measurement of fish in a tank and at sea. Recently his research expands to multi-frequency acoustics and broad band acoustics. Zooplankton monitoring for six months in a year in Yamada bay using multi-frequency profilers has been conducted since 2013.

Workshop 9 (MONITOR/MEQ)
Monitoring Non-indigenous Species in PICES Member Countries: Towards Best Practices

Emily Grason Washington Sea Grant, College of the Environment, University of Washington, USA

Workshop 9 Invited Speaker

Emily Grason is a Marine Ecologist at Washington Sea Grant at the University of Washington, where she is the program manager for Crab Team, a citizen science-based early detection and monitoring program program for European green crab. She earned a master’s degree in Biology at Western Washington University and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Washington, researching behavior and population dynamics of invasive marine snails. In addition to her background as an invasion biologist, Emily draws on her experience in administration of non-profit organizations and science communication to support a collaborative, multi-institutional network of volunteers, Tribes, agencies, and managers in tackling a regional invasion threat.

Workshop 10 (BIO)
PICES/ICES collaborative research initiative: Toward regional to global measurements and comparisons of zooplankton production using existing data sets

Shin-ichi Uye Hiroshima University, Japan

Workshop 10 Invited Speaker

Dr. Shin-ichi Uye, born in 1950, is a professor of biological oceanography of Hiroshima University. He initially studied zooplankton production ecology through intensive studies on the population dynamics and productivity of major copepod species in Japanese coastal waters. Around 1990, he noticed a significant increase of unhealthy copepods coated in jellyfish mucus, and then gradually shifted his research interest to jellyfish biology. He is now involved in two jellyfish research projects, one is STOPJELLY ( as PI and another as a co-investigator in an international project studying the blooms of the giant jellyfish, Nemopilema nomurai.

Dr. Uye was formerly President of the Plankton Society of Japan (2001-2004) and also formerly President of the World Association of Copepodologists (2005-2008). He was awarded the Oceanographic Society of Japan Prize in 2010 for his contribution in understanding the functional roles of zooplankton in coastal marine ecosystem. He is one of co-chairs of the newly established PICES (North Pacific Marine Science Organization) Working Group onJellyfish Blooms around the North Pacific Rim: Causes and Consequence

Workshop 11 (FIS)
The influence of environmental changes on the potential for species distribution shifts and subsequent consequences for estimating abundance of Pacific saury

Chuanxiang Hua College of Marine Science and Technology, Shanghai Ocean University (SOU), China

Workshop 11 Invited Speaker

Chuanxiang Hua is an engineer at National Engineering Research Center for Oceanic Fisheries (NERCOF) – Pacific Saury Technical Group since 2013. He received his PhD in fishing science from the Shanghai Ocean University in 2019. Since 2014, he attends North Pacific Fisheries Committee (NPFC) meeting as a member of the China’s delegation. His research is focus on pelagic species especially Pacific saury fishing technology and fishing forecasting in light-fishing. In recent years he is trying to study the variation of potential habitat of Pacific saury response to the climate-ocean changes.

Bai Li NPFC , School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, USA

Workshop 11 Invited Speaker

Dr. Bai Li is a Research Associate at the University of Maine. Her research focuses on fishery science, especially species distribution modeling, fishery stock assessment, and monitoring program evaluation. Bai has examined the spatial variability in the distribution of marine resources in the Gulf of Maine and the work is critical for evaluating possible impacts of climate change on fisheries. She evaluates the effectiveness of different management regulations in the Maine lobster fishery and the effectiveness of various monitoring programs in capturing the population dynamics of marine resources. Bai is also active in regional fishery management organizations. She started participating in the North Pacific Fisheries Commission activities in 2016 and currently serves as the Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee in the Commission. She also works collaboratively with scientists and managers in the assessment and management of Pacific saury and other priority species to ensure the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the fisheries resources in the Convention Area.

Kazuhiro Oshima National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries , FRA, Japan

Workshop 11 Invited Speaker

Dr. Kazuhiro Oshima is a principal researcher at the National Research Institute of Far Seas Fisheries (NRIFSF), Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency. He received his PhD through a study on the stock assessment of brackish water clam in Lake Shinji based on field works. He started his career as a researcher to work on the stock assessment on Pacific saury at the Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute. After he moved to the NRIFSF, he had engaged works relating to the stock assessment of Pacific bluefin tuna (PBF). He also addressed a development of real-time monitoring scheme of the age-0 PBF recruitment. After approximately ten years career regarding PBF, he led studies on the ecological related species of tuna longline fisheries at the same institute for two years. In 2018, he had returned to the stock assessment works on Pacific saury, then joining the NPFC-related meetings.

Workshop 12 (BIO)
Potential food competition between top predators and fisheries in the North Pacific

Susanne McDermott Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA, USA

Workshop 12 Invited Speaker

This talk will be given by Elizabeth Logerwell (NOAA, USA)

Workshop 13 (FUTURE)
Common Ecosystem Reference Points

Kirstin Holsman NOAA Alaska Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, USA

Workshop 13 Invited Speaker

Dr. Kirstin Holsman is a Fishery Research Biologist with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Alaska Fisheries Research Center. Her research is focused on the development of quantitative methods for ecosystem-based fisheries management and methods to assess and manage for climate change impacts on Arctic fish and fishing communities. This includes multiple collaborations to develop and implement climate-specific stock assessment models for Alaska (USA) fish species, Integrated Ecosystem Assessments, bioenergetics and food-web models, and field studies of climate and fishery effects on marine ecosystems. She is co-lead investigator on the Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling Project (ACLIM), a multidisciplinary collaboration to project climate change impacts on Bering Sea fish and fishing communities and evaluate the performance of alternative management strategies under future climate scenarios. She is a member of the international ICES/PICES Strategic Initiative on Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems (SICCME), Bering Sea lead of the NOAA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment program, and is an active member of multiple national and international writing teams focused on understanding climate change impacts on marine ecosystems.

Workshop 14 (BIO)
New frontiers: The application of molecular approaches in marine ecology and fisheries science

Hitoshi Araki Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan

Workshop 14 Invited Speaker

Hitoshi Araki is a Professor of Animal Ecology in the Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan. He obtained a PhD in Kyushu University, Japan, on his fruit fly population genetics studies. After spending 7 years in the U.S. as a post-doc (U. Chicago and Oregon State U.), he became a group leader in the Department of Fish Ecology and Evolution at Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. In 2013, he moved back to Japan and became a professor in Hokkaido University, studying ecology and evolution of wild organisms including salmonid fish species. His recent studies include ones on environmental DNA, with which fish biomass and fauna can be estimated without catching them in the wild.

Ryan Kelly School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington, USA

Workshop 14 Invited Speaker

Ryan Kelly is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington's School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Trained in both biology (PhD, Columbia University) and law (JD, UC Berkeley), his interests span the divide between hard scientific data and policymakers' use of those data. His research joins genetic and ecological research with real-world implementation in law and policy, particularly with respect to environmental monitoring, resource management, endangered species, and ocean acidification.

Workshop 15
Application of Machine Learning to Ecosystem Change Issues in the North Pacific

Debra P.C. Peters USDA Agricultural Research Service, NM, USA

Workshop 15 Invited Speaker

Dr. Debra Peters is a Research Scientist and the Acting Chief Science Information Officer with the US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service. She is also the lead Principal Investigator for the Jornada Basin Long Term Ecological Research Program in Las Cruces, NM, USA. She is a landscape ecologist with interests in the drivers of alternative states, and pattern-process relationships interacting across spatial and temporal scales to create surprising system dynamics. She is also interested in comparative analyses of long-term studies across ecosystem types, and the application of machine learning and big data-model integration to address complex ecological problems. She is a co-lead on an inter-disciplinary Grand Challenge project within the USDA to develop and apply big data-model integration strategies for predictive disease ecology using an infectious disease as a model system. Her interests in catastrophes and cross-scale interactions are reflected by her recent research on the historic Dust Bowl in the 1930s from an ecological perspective.

Workshop 16 (FIS)
Developing a collaborative, integrated ecosystem survey program to determine climate/ocean mechanisms affecting the productivity and distribution of salmon and associated pelagic fishes across the North Pacific Ocean

Alexey Somov VNIRO-TINRO, Vladivostok, Russia

Workshop 16 Invited Speaker

Alexey Somov is a research scientist in the Pacific Branch of Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO-TINRO), Vladivostok, Russia. He has been working at TINRO since 2012 after finished Far Eastern Federal University as an ecologist. He studies pelagic communities. Last year he finished a postgraduate degree and is currently working on a PhD dissertation. The topic of his research is composition, structure, and dynamics of nekton community in epipelagic region of the Western Bering Sea. His goal is to find seasonal, annual and spatial patterns of epipelagic communities and connect these patterns to climate and oceanographic changes on the regional and global scale. To reach this goal he analyzes vast amounts of data collected during annual TINRO surveys since 2000 and available climatic data, including satellite images. Because the study region is not an enclosed water body, all processes and changes in communities depend on what is going on in adjacent areas. Alexey has a big expeditionary experience. He participated in 10 complex expeditions that covered all the Far Eastern seas (Sea of Okhotsk, Japan, Bering), the Pacific Ocean from the Kuril Islands to the Gulf of Alaska, as well as the Chukchi Sea. He was a chief scientist in the last two expeditions. In 2017 he participated in the International Arctic Survey (Chukchi Sea) together with NOAA researchers and the in International Year of Salmon expedition in the Gulf of Alaska in 2019.

Kjell Rong Utne Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway

Workshop 16 Invited Speaker

Kjell Rong Utne is a scientist at the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, Norway. His background is in the large pelagic fish stocks in the Northeast Atlantic. This includes acoustic and swept-area surveys where he has been survey leader on 2-3 surveys annually since 2012. His research is now on Atlantic salmon. The main objective is to understand the observed trends in survival and growth during the marine phase. He is also involved in ecosystem modeling and integrated assessment of the Norwegian Sea. He received his PhD at the University of Bergen in 2010.

Laurie Weitkamp Conservation Biology Division, Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), USA

Workshop 16 Invited Speaker

Dr. Laurie Weitkamp has been a Research Fisheries Biologist at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) since 1992. Her work at the NWFSC primarily consist of salmon conservation, salmon research, and salmon management. She has and continues to be involved in Endangered Species Act listings of Pacific salmon, from the scientific basis for listings to periodic status updates. Her research focuses on the ecology of salmon in estuarine and marine environments, specifically how physical conditions influence biological processes that are important for salmon survival, including the likely impacts of climate change. Recently, her research expanded to encompass lamprey estuarine and marine ecology. From the management side, Laurie serves on the Coho Technical Committee of the Pacific Salmon Commission. She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington.

Workshop 17 (BIO)
Scoping an IEA of the Northern Bering-Chukchi Seas LME
Workshop 18 (MEQ)
Economic Effects of HABs: Recommended Practices

Alejandro Clément Plancton Andino SpA, Puerto Varas, Chile

Workshop 18 Invited Speaker

I am marine biologist and entrepreneur with more than 33 years of experience in Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and founder and manager of Plancton Andino, a leading aquatic consulting company located in southern Chile. I have the interest in data visualization, phytoplankton ecology and apply bio-optics to complement our long-term phytoplankton monitoring system. Much of my work and research has been related to Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and lately we have developed and algorithm, the HABf INDEX, to evaluate the farmed fish kills risks due to harmful algal events.
We have been working mostly in the Chilean fjord and channels ecosystem where aquaculture industry is a relevant economic activity for the people. Recently, we have incorporated several pollution free bio-optical techniques, such as; flow cytometer (Flow Cam), Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometer (FRRf3) among others, to study photosynthetic cells during harmful blooms, and hence, improve the response-time and data quality. Cost effective monitoring systems considering technology, management, cloud computing and humans resources are key factors that we try to improved continually.

Keith Davidson Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

Workshop 18 Invited Speaker

I am a full Professor and Associate Director at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) where I have worked for the last 20 years. I have a background in physics but have become increasingly interested in phytoplankton since I first started to attempt to model their growth as an undergraduate. Much of the focus of my research has been related to harmful algal blooms (HABs) and how the physical/chemical/biological environment of marine waters governs these events. My research group uses a variety of methods including laboratory, field and modelling approaches to study the main HAB genera in Scottish waters (Alexandrium, Dinophysis, Pseudo-nitzschia and Karenia). I am the senior scientist on the Food Standards Scotland regulatory monitoring programme for biotoxin producing phytoplankton in Scottish waters and hence much of our work is related to developing understanding and methods that can that provide early warning of HAB events for regulators, the aquaculture industry and the public. I am a member of the GlobalHAB steering committee and the council of the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae.

Sunny Jardine College of the Environment, University of Washington, USA

Workshop 18 Invited Speaker

Sunny Jardine is trained as a resource and environmental economist. Her research is broadly focused on the economics of conservation policy for marine and coastal systems, which involves understanding how economic markets and institutions impact the value of ecosystem services. Current research topics include invasive species management, barrier island management, blue carbon conservation, biodiversity in fisheries, and fisheries markets. She uses economic theory, econometric methods, and numerical methods in her research. Dr. Jardine received her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Davis in 2013.

Di Jin Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

Workshop 18 Invited Speaker

Dr. Di Jin is a Senior Scientist at the Marine Policy Center of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics-Marine Resources from the University of Rhode Island. He specializes in the economics of marine resources management and marine industries. Dr. Jin has substantial research experience with the commercial fishing and aquaculture industries, the offshore oil and gas industry, the marine transportation industry, and coastal management problems. His papers have been published in Ecological Economics, Harmful Algae, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Marine Resource Economics, Ocean and Coastal Management and other journals. He currently serves as the specialty chief editor, Marine Affairs and Policy, Frontiers in Marine Science.

Jorge Mardones Center for Harmful Algae Studies (CREAN)/Fisheries development Institute (IFOP) , Puerto Montt, Chile

Workshop 18 Invited Speaker

Dr. Jorge Mardones is a senior researcher at the Center for Harmful Algae Studies (CREAN)/Fisheries development Institute (IFOP) in Puerto Montt, Chile. He specializes in phytoplankton ecology, toxicology and taxonomy. His research interests lie on understanding bloom dynamics of toxic phytoflagellates in fjordic systems based on cell culturing, genetics, toxin chemistry and pigments biomarkers. Recently, he is particularly interested in fish-killing algae working with novel in vitro cell line assays. He produced the first complete manual for phytoplankton identification in the south of Chile. Currently, he is leading a citizen science initiative aiming to monitor toxic microalgae using low-cost technology.

Workshop 19 (MEQ)
The impacts of mariculture to coastal ecosystems

Qingli Zhang Organism Diseases Control and Molecular Pathology Division, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences

Workshop 19 Invited Speaker

Dr. Qingli Zhang, is a Professor, and the Deputy Director of Organism Diseases Control and Molecular Pathology Division, Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences. He received his PhD on marine biology from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2007, and devoted himself in investigation of emerging diseases of mariculture animals and development of novel diagnostic techniques for mariculture pathogens. He identified two novel nodaviruses, covert mortality nodavirus (CMNV) and movement disorder nodavirus (MDNV) from farming shrimp, and proved CMNV's prevalence in Asia, and Latin America, as well as CMNV's cross species transmission in marine fishes. Recently, Dr. Zhang found that mariculture animal viruses, spreading from coastal farming ponds to the seas, could lead to the decrease of the number density of wild crustacean dominant populations in the ocean, which provided novel perspective for exploring the causes of species populations declining in ocean ecosystem.

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