Organizing Committee

Kerrie Swadling
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, and Australian Antarctic Program Partnership, University of Tasmania, Australia
Kerrie leads a group of post-docs and students studying zooplankton and krill, and associated food webs, in the Southern Ocean.

Anthony Richardson
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, and School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, Australia
Anthony has broad research interests, including plankton ecology, climate change ecology, conservation planning, and ecosystem modelling, and intersections between these disciplines.

Sonia Batten
North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), Canada
Formerly a biological oceanographer working with the North Pacific Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey and interested in large scale zooplankton dynamics, now PICES Executive Secretary and interested in large scale organizations.

Sanae Chiba
North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), Canada
Biological oceanographer, who has studied climate variability and long-term changes in the zooplankton community.

Sophie Pitois
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, UK
Sophie has been a zooplankton ecologist for 20 years working at Cefas (UK). Her current area of work is around the automatization of ship-based instrumentation, with a focus on developing continuous automated image analysis tools for the high-frequency collection of zooplankton data.

Jörn Schmidt
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Denmark
Jörn is currently working in the realm of social-ecological systems and concepts of sustainability in the ocean and is coordinator of the strategic initiative on Integrated Ocean Assessment in the Cluster of Excellence ‘Future Ocean’.

Akash Sastri
Institute of Ocean Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Biological oceanographer with research interests in zooplankton productivity and community ecology.

Wenneke ten Hout
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) University of Tasmania, Australia
With over 14 years of project management experience, including event management – Wenneke organises everyone and everything.

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Steering Committee

Hongsheng Bi
Center for Environmental Science University of Maryland, USA
Hongsheng's research mainly focuses on understanding the dynamics of coastal pelagic species using advanced imaging techniques and deep learning systems.

David Green
Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science, University of Tasmania, Australia
David's role at ACEAS focuses on improving understanding and representation of the linkages between Southern Ocean biophysics, mid-trophic level prey, and predators. In tackling this, David's role has two separate but complementary themes.

Maria Grigoratou
Mercator Ocean International, France
Maria is a biological oceanographer and has combined field, lab, and modeling approaches to deliver a mechanistic understanding of ecosystem dynamics and carbon flow in a changing environment.

Jenny Huggett
Oceans and Coasts · Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, South Africa
Jenny is a zooplankton ecologist from the southern tip of Africa; her main focus is on copepod communities, long-term time series and ecosystem functioning in the nearby Benguela and Agulhas Current large marine ecosystems, and more recently the Southern Ocean.

Cornelia Jaspers
Centre for Gelatinous Plankton Ecology & Evolution, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua), Denmark
Cornelia Jaspers is Biological Oceanographer by training and leads the Centre for Gelatinous Plankton Ecology & Evolution at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua). She works with global change pressures on plankton with approaches ranging from time series, in situ and laboratory experiments to genomics. The overarching question is if global change will favor certain gelatinous groups and how this translates into productivity and food web structure of marine systems.

Toru Kobari
Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University, Japan
Toru's area of research is production and feeding ecology of mesozooplankton and fish larvae in the western North Pacific.

Chaolun Li
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chaolun's area of research is zooplankton trophic ecology, giant jellyfish blooming in the coastal waters, and Southern Ocean ecosystems.

Erik Muxagata
Laboratório de Zooplâncton, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil
Erik is a Head of the Zooplankton Laboratory of the Oceanography Institute of FURG, where he supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students in research on zooplankton productivity and ecology in estuarine, costal, cceanic and Antarctic environments

Jasmin Renz
German Center for Marine Biodiversity Research, Senckenberg Research Institute, Germany
Jasmin is a zooplankton ecologist interested in all aspects surrounding the role of zooplankton in the marine ecosystem, with a specific focus on the response of zooplankton to changes in the environment, the integration of different methods in zooplankton biodiversity assessment and the use of zooplankton indicators within the context of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

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Important Dates
Mar 18, 2024
June 30, 2024
Deadline for the Manuscript submission.
November 30, 2023 (PAST)
Oct 2, 2023 (PAST)
Closes - midnight Vancouver, BC Canada, FIRM date!
  1. Discounted Registration Fee
  2. Abstract submission
  3. CV and Financial support application
September 30, 2023 (PAST)
Exhibition Deadline
March 31, 2023 (PAST)
Past Deadline
  1. Session/Workshop Theme Proposal submission