Habitat and Ecological Processes Research
The Bering Sea Project
In conjunction with the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting (23-28 February 2014 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii) the Bering Sea Project hosted a session, Climate-mediated oceanographic drivers and trophic interactions in high latitude marginal seas: observations, modeling, and syntheses and consequences for commercial fisheries (24 Feburary ). There also was a Bering Sea Open Science Meeting which took place on Sunday, 23 Febuary. The Bering Sea Open Science Meeting (BSOSM) aimed to
- Communicate research knowledge derived from the 2007-13 Bering Sea Project, and
- Engage the community working in related disciplines and regions.
This BSOSM welcomed topics within the broad scope of the Bering Sea Project - to "understand the impacts of climate change and dynamic sea ice cover on the eastern Bering Sea ecosystem" - as well as related work from other research programs or other subarctic regions. A key theme for the BSOSM was integration and synthesis: cross-discipline work and novel collaborations have been central to the Bering Sea Project and that theme was extended through the BSOSM.
The titles and presenters follow.
Henry P. Huntington
It's not all about the ecosystem: Results and collaborations of the Local and Traditional Knowledge component of the Bering Sea Project
- Calvin Mordy
Mechanisms that influence the magnitude, distribution and fate of primary production on the Bering Sea Shelf
- Rolf Gradinger
Contribution of sea ice biological processes to Bering Sea winter/spring carbon cycle
- Neil S. Banas
Temperature and ice influences on large zooplankton on interannual and multidecadal scales: Ecosystem and life-history modeling approaches
- George L. Hunt, Jr.
What controls the distribution and abundance of euphausiids over the southeastern Bering Sea shelf?
- Colleen M. Petrik
The effect of eastern Bering Sea climate variability on the distribution of walleye pollock early life stages during the BSIERP/BEST years
- Anne B. Hollowed
Fish distributions and ocean conditions
- Alan Haynie
Not just a march to the north: How climate variation affects the Bering Sea pollock trawl and Pacific cod longline fisheries
- Alexandre N. Zerbini
Baleen whale abundance and distribution in relation to environmental variables and prey abundance in the eastern Bering Sea
- Kathy Kuletz
Spatial and seasonal aspects of seabird diet and predator-prey relations across the Bering Sea shelf
- Andrew W. Trites
What drives the abundance of top predators? A comparative analysis of increasing and decreasing populations of fur seals and sea birds in the eastern Bering Sea
- Ivonne Ortiz
The benefits of hindsight: Examining results of the Bering Sea Project's vertically-integrated modeling effort from physics to fish
- Lee W. Cooper
A review of new insights on functioning and dynamics of the northern Bering Sea ecosystem
- Michael F. Sigler
An organism-centric view of subarctic productivity: Gas tanks, location matters and historical context
By Mike Sigler