Section: Marine Birds and Mammals
Terms of Reference
  1. Provide information and scientific expertise to the PICES community and the FUTURE program, as well as to BIO and other scientific and technical committees when requested, about the biology and ecological roles of marine birds and mammals (MBMs) in the PICES region;

  2. Identify important problems, scientific questions, and knowledge gaps for understanding the impacts of climate change and anthropogenic factors on MBMs and ecosystems in the PICES region through Workshops, Topic Sessions and Scientific Reports;

  3. Assemble information on the status and key parameters of MBMs, and contribute to the Status Reports and Outlooks—and improve collaborative, interdisciplinary research with MBM experts and the PICES scientific community.
Annual Meetings


2017, 2016

Session and Workshop Summaries

S12, Seasonal and climatic influences on prey consumption by marine birds, mammals and predatory fishes

S5, Understanding our changing oceans through species distributions and habitat models based on remotely sensed data
S6, What factors make or break trophic linkages?
W6, Consumption of North Pacific forage species by marine birds and mammals

Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops


PICES Scientific Reports
Primary Journals
Related Materials
AP-MBM Products
Other Publications
Dr. Douglas F. Bertram (S-MBM)
Environment Canada
P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6735
(1-250) 363-6390
Mr. Ken Morgan (S-MBM)
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
9860 West Saanich Rd.
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6537
Dr. Patrick D. O'Hara (S-MBM)
S-MBM Co-Chair
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment and Climate Change Canada
c/o Institute of Ocean Sciences, 9860 W. Saanich Rd.
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6545
Prof. Andrew W. Trites (S-MBM)
Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
University of British Columbia
Rm. 247, AERL, 2202 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 1Z4
(1-604) 822-8182
(1-604) 822-8180
Mr. Shuai Chen (S-MBM)
Laboratory of Fishing Technology and Fishery Engineering
East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
300 Jungong Rd., Yangpu District
Shanghai, China, PR 200090
Dr. Wei Lei (S-MBM)
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, China, PR 116023
(86-411) 8476-2710
Prof. Xuelei Zhang (S-CCME, S-MBM)
Center for Marine Ecology Research
First Institute of Oceanography, SOA
6 Xianxialing Rd., LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
China, PR 266061
(86-532) 88967476
(86-532) 88963909
Dr. Kaoru Hattori (BIO, S-MBM)
S-MBM Co-Chair
Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
116 Katsurakoi
Kushiro, Hokkaido
Japan 085-0802
(81-154) 92-1716
(81-154) 91-9355
Dr. Tsutomu Tamura (S-MBM)
The Institute of Cetacean Research
4-5 Toyomi, Chuo-ku
Tokyo, Japan 104-0055
(81-3) 3536-6521
(81-3) 3536-6522
Dr. Yutaka Watanuki (S-MBM)
Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences
Hokkaido University
3-1-1 Minato-cho
Hakodate, Hokkaido
Japan 040-8611
(81-138) 46-8862
(81-138) 46-8863
Dr. Yong-Rock An (S-MBM)
Department of Taxonomy and Systematics
National Marine Biodiversity Institute of Korea
Jangsan-ro 101, Janghang-eup
Seocheon-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Korea, R 33662
(41) 950-0721
Dr. Hyun Woo Kim (S-MBM)
Cetacean Research Institute
National Institute of Fisheries Science
Jangsaengpogorae-ro 250
Ulsan, Korea, R 44780
(82-52) 270-0930
Dr. Miran Kim (S-MBM)
Survey and Research
National Park Research Institute
Korea National Park Service, Danguro 171
Wonju, Kangwon-do
Korea, R 26441
(82-33) 769-1626
Dr. Alexander I. Boltnev (S-MBM)
Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (SakhNIRO)
196 Komsomolskaya St.
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia 693023
(7-4242) 456-777
(7-4242) 456-778
Dr. Vjatcheslav P. Shuntov (S-MBM)
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690950
(7-4232) 259-504
(7-4232) 300-752
Dr. Andrey Vinnikov (S-MBM)
Sustainable Marine Fishery Programme
World Wildlife Fund (WWF Russia)
Nikoloyamskaya St. 19, building 3
Moscow, Russia 109240
+7 (495) 7270939
+7 (495) 7270938
Dr. Elliott Lee Hazen (S-MBM, WG-36)
Environmental Research Division
Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC), NMFS, NOAA
99 Pacific St., Suite 255A
Monterey, CA
U.S.A. 93940
Dr. Rolf R. Ream (S-MBM)
Marine Mammal Laboratory
Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS, NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA
U.S.A. 98115
(1-206) 526-4328
(1-206) 526-6615
Dr. William J. Sydeman (S-MBM)
Farallon Institute
Suite Q, 101 H St.
Petaluma, CA
U.S.A. 94952