Working Group 37: Zooplankton Production Methodologies, Applications and Measurements in PICES Regions
Terms of Reference
  1. Summarize assumptions, recent advances and limitations of both traditional and biochemical methodologies for measuring zooplankton production of natural populations and communities.
  2. Produce recommendations and procedures for both traditional and biochemical zooplankton production rate measurement methodologies and make them available on a website for worldwide access.
  3. Develop practical models for estimating zooplankton production from time-series observations.
  4. Develop an interactive website for exchange of information on zooplankton production measurements for regional and/or global mapping.
  5. Build a network of scientists and laboratories measuring zooplankton production among PICES member nations.
  6. Promote international collaborations among zooplankton production researchers with other international organizations or programs (e.g., ICES and IMBER).
  7. Publish a final report summarizing results.
Annual Meetings


2018, 2017

Session and Workshop Summaries

W6, Regional evaluation of secondary production observations and application of methodology in the North Pacific

W6, Advantages and limitations of traditional and biochemical methods of measuring zooplankton production

Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

ME41A: Zooplankton productivity as a function of trophodynamics in marine ecosystems I
AGU/ASLO/The Oceanography Society 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 11–16, 2018, Portland, Oregon, USA

Practical Workshop on "Production methodologies and measurements for in situ zooplankton: Phase 1"
October 22-24, 2018, Manazuru, Japan


Winter 2020, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 12-13, 17
Working Group 37 organizes Phase 2 of a Practical Workshop on “Production methodologies and measurements for in situ zooplankton”

Winter 2020, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 22-23, 26
PICES/ICES collaborative research initiative: Toward regional to global measurements and comparisons of zooplankton production using existing data sets

Winter 2019, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 29-30
Working Group 37 organizes a Practical Workshop on "Production methodologies and measurements for in situ zooplankton: Phase 1" in Manazuru, Japan

Primary Journals
Chapter Four: Advances in biochemical indices of zooplankton production L. Yebra, T. Kobari, A.R. Sastri et al.
Advances in Marine Biology (2017) 76: 157-240,
Dr. Lidia Yebra Mora (WG-37)
ex-officio, represents ICES
Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga
Instituto Español de Oceanografía
Puerto Pesquero s/n
Fuengirola, Málaga
+34 952 460 205
+34 952 463 808
Dr. Akash Sastri (AP-NPCOOS, BIO, SB, WG-37)
BIO Chair, WG-37 Co-Chair
Fisheries and Ocean Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 West Saanich Rd., P.O. Box 6000
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
(1-250) 363-6321
Dr. Karyn D. Suchy (WG-37)
Department of Geography
University of Victoria
David Turpin Bldg Rm B126, 3800 Finnerty Rd.
Gimli, MB
Canada R0C 1B0
Dr. Toru Kobari (WG-37)
WG-37 Co-Chair
Faculty of Fisheries
Kagoshima University
4-50-20 Shimoarata
Kagoshima, Kagoshima
Japan 890-0056
(81-99) 286-4140
(81-99) 286-4015
Dr. Kazuaki Tadokoro (MONITOR, WG-35, WG-37)
Stock Productivity Section
Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA
3-27-5 Shinhama-cho
Shiogama, Miyagi
Japan 985-0001
(81-22) 365-1191
(81-22) 367-1250
Dr. Qing Yang (WG-37)
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC), MEE
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
People's Republic of China 116023
(86-411) 8478-3455
(86-411) 8478-2577
Dr. Min-Chul Jang (WG-37)
South Sea Reaearch Institute
41, Jangmok 1-gil
Jangmok Geoje, Gyeongsangnam-do
Republic of Korea 53201
(82-55) 639-8511
(82-55) 639-8509
Dr. Se-Jong Ju (BIO, GC, WG-37)
Global Ocean Research Center
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
385 Haeyang-ro, Yeongdo-gu
Busan, Republic of Korea 49111
(82-51) 664-3456
Dr. Hyung-Ku Kang (WG-37)
Marine Ecosystem and Biological Research Center
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
385 Haeyang-Ro, Yeongdo-Gu
Busan, Republic of Korea 49111
Dr. Jung-Hoon Kang (WG-37)
South Sea Environment Research Center
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
41 Jangmok 1-gil, Jangmok-myon
Geoje, Gyeongsangnam-do
Republic of Korea 53201
(82-55) 639-8517
(82-55) 639-8509
Dr. Vladimir V. Napazakov (WG-37)
Laboratory for Fish Forage Base
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690091
+7 (914) 712-30-26
Prof. Russell R Hopcroft (WG-37)
Institute of Marine Science
University of Alaska
PO Box 757220
Fairbanks, AK
U.S.A. 99775
Dr. Hui Liu (WG-37)
TAMU Galveston Marine Biology
Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX
U.S.A. 77553
1 (409) 740-4716
1 (409) 740-5001
Mr. Todd D. O'Brien (WG-37)
COPEPOD - Marine Ecosystems Division
1315 East-West Highway, F/ST7, Rm. 12535
Silver Spring, MD
U.S.A. 20910
301 427-8160
301 713-1875