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.
Products
Annual Meetings

Reports

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

Session and Workshop Summaries

PICES-2021:
W1, Can we link zooplankton production to fisheries recruitment?

PICES-2019:
W10, PICES/ICES collaborative research initiative: Toward regional to global measurements and comparisons of zooplankton production using existing data sets

PICES-2018:
W6, Regional evaluation of secondary production observations and application of methodology in the North Pacific

PICES-2017:
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

PICES Press

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
Evaluation of trade-offs in traditional methodologies for measuring metazooplankton growth rates: Assumptions, advantages and disadvantages for field applications. T. Kobari, A.R. Sastri, L. Yebra, H. Liu, R.R. Hopcroft Progress in Oceanography (2019) 178: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2019.102137

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, https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.amb.2016.09.001
Related Materials
Table 1. Information on laboratories working on zooplankton production (download)
Table 2. Bibliography related with zooplankton production in the PICES region (download)
PICES Members as of January 2022