ICES Annual Science Conference 2017

Theme sessions

Take a look at all ASC 2017 theme sessions. Which one will you want to submit your abstract to?

Call for papers now open! Submit your abstract by 30 April.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Theme session A​

ICES - PICES session: Projected impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems, wild captured and cultured fisheries, and fishery dependent communities

Conveners:
Jon Hare (USA)
John Pinnegar (UK)
Myron Peck (Germany)
Shin-ichi Ito (Japan)​

Theme session B

ICES-PICES-CIESM session: Bioinvasion trajectories and impacts in contrasting marine environments​​

Conveners:
Henn Ojaveer (Estonia)
Cynthia McKenzie (Canada)
Thomas Therriault (Canada)

Theme session C​​

Microbes to mammals: metabarcoding of the marine pelagic assemblage

Conveners:
Ann Bucklin (USA)
Rowena Stern (UK)
Katja Metfies (Germany)

Theme session D

From iconic to overlooked species: How (electronic) tags improve our understanding of marine ecosystems and their inhabitants

Conveners:
Matthias Schaber (Germany)
Derke Snodgrass (USA)

Theme session E

Poleward shifts and ecological changes of Arctic and Subarctic zooplankto​​n and fish in response to climate variability and global climate change

Conveners:
Hein Rune Skjoldal (Norway)
Carin Ashijan (USA)
Louis Forter (Canada)

Theme session F

Linkages between spatial ecology and sustainable fisheries

 

​​Conveners:
Susan Lowerre-Barbieri (USA)
Christian Jørgensen (Norway)
Ignacio Catalá​n (Spain)

Theme session G

Marine foodwebs from end-to-end and back again, a theme session in honor of John Steele

Conveners:
Jeremy Collie (USA)
Manuel Barange (Italy)
Mariano K​oen-Alonso (Canada)

Theme session H

The practical use of ecosystem indicators for decision-making

Conveners:
Jamie C. Tam (Canada)
Alida Bundy (Canada)
Laura Uusitalo (Finland)
Theme session I

ICES - PICES session: Anthropogenic effects on biogeochemical processes, carbon export and sequestration: Impact on ocean ecosystem services 

Conveners:
Richard B Rivkin (Canada)
M Robin Anderson (Canada)
Nianzhi Jiao (China)

Theme session J

Assessing and promoting the survival of released catches and the implications of modified survival rates on aquatic systems

Conveners:
Mike Breen (Norway)
Tom Catchpole (UK)

Theme session K

Introducing man-made structures in marine systems: assessing ecological effects, knowledge gaps and management implications

Conveners:
Silvana Birchenough (UK)
Jennifer Dannheim (Germany)
Furu Mienis (the Netherlands)

Theme session​ L

Ecosystem monitoring in practice

Conveners:
Sophie Pitois (UK)
Mark Benfield (USA)
Christopher Zimmermann (Germany)

Theme session M

Modelling social-ecological systems: methods and tools for scenario development and prediction

Conveners:
Olivier Thebaud (France)
J
an Jaap Poos (the Netherlands)
Jörn Schmidt (Germany)

Theme session N
Population status, life histories, ecology, asessment, and management of diadromous fishes

Conveners:
Karen Wilson (USA)
Lari Veneranta (Finland)

Theme session O

Patterns, sources, and consequences of intraspecificvariation in responses of marine fauna to environmental stressors

Conveners:
R Christopher Chambers (USA)
Hannes​ Baumann (USA),
Ian Bradbury (Canada)  ​
Theme session P

Recruitment dynamics in a changing environment: integrating spatial and temporal variability into stock assessment and management strategies

Conveners:
Fabian Zimmermann (Norway)
LaTreese Denson (​​USA)
Katja Enberg (Norway)

​Theme session​ Q

Integrating economic and social sciences in marine ecosystem services research

Conveners: 
Cristina Pita (Portugal)
Tony Charles (Canada)
Maria Grazia Pennino (Spain)
Sebastian Villasante ​(Spain)

​Theme session R​

Addressing social and ecological challenges to advance marine aquaculture in a rapidly changing environment

Conveners:
Gesche Krause (Germany)
Thomas Noji (USA)
Robert Rheault (USA)
Wojciech Wawrzynski (ICES)

​Theme session S

Stock assessment methods, model complexity, and uncertainty

Conveners:
Arni Magnusson (ICES)
Patrick Lynch (USA)
Erik Olsen (Norway)

 

​Workshops

Emerging science topics relevant for ICES

Conveners:
Nils Olav Handegard (Norway)
Graham Pierce (Spain)
Inigo Martinez (ICES)

 

What is and what should be 'INTEGRATED'? Current practices and new ideas towards a philosophy of evidence-based using IEAs in ICES (lunchtime session)

Conveners:
Dorothy Dankel (Norway)
Mark Tasker (UK)
Sarah Kraak (Germany)

​Open sessions

Transition from ICES Strategic Initiative on Stock Assessment Methods to a more global expert group

Conveners:
Steve Cadrin (USA)
Mark Dickey-Collas (ICES)

Trans-Atlantic science to do ecosystem-based management

Conveners:
Jason Link (USA)
Mark Dickey-Collas (ICES)
Fritz Köster (Denmark)

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