Climate variability and ecosystem impacts on the North Pacific: A basin-scale
Atmospheric forcing, ocean structure, and ecosystem
structure and population dynamics vary on many spatial and temporal
scales. Dominant temporal scales are diel, seasonal, interannual and
longer. In the past ten to fifteen years, marine scientists have begun
to document evidence that basin-wide or large-scale changes might
be significant forcing for decadal to millennium-scale changes in
marine ecosystems. In 1994, the PICES Climate Change and Carrying
Capacity (CCCC) Program, a regional program of the IGBP/SCOR/IOC GLOBEC
International, was developed to provide a framework for examining
climate-ecosystem linkages, mostly on regional scales, but with plans
for broader-scale, basin-wide synthesis, in the North Pacific.
The primary scientific objective of this symposium
is to present a synthesis of the effects of seasonal to multi-decadal
variability on the structure and function of the North Pacific that
goes beyond the analysis and understanding developed from studies
of a single trophic level, process or region-a True Synthesis.
Dates and Venue
The symposium will be held April 19-21, 2006, at
the Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, U.S.A.
The symposium will have a combination of plenary
oral sessions and posters. Keynote speakers will provide 35-minute
overviews and challenges for each science theme. Contributed papers
that are accepted will be 25 minutes in length. Posters will be on
display from April 19 (a.m.) - April 21 (1 p.m.), and poster-only
time will be provided for discussion with authors.
November 4, 2005
Early Registration and Abstract Submission
November 13, 2005
Financial Support Application (EXTENDED)
January 4, 2006
Notification of Abstract Acceptance
January 4, 2006
Notification of Financial Support Grant
The official language of the symposium will be English.