GLOBEC Related Ocean Sciences 1994 Sessions

One contributed and two special sessions at the February 1994 Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego will be of particular interest to marine scientists investigating potential effects of Global Climate Change on marine populations.

U.S. GLOBEC Pilot Study of the Effect of Stratification on Larval Fish and Zooplankton Populations on Georges Bank

Results of the 1992-1993 pilot study of the effect of seasonal stratification on the growth and survival of larval fish on Georges Bank will be presented. Variations in water column structure have been shown to affect larval growth and condition through changes in availability of zooplankton prey. This project also involved the application and intercomparison of a variety of new instrument systems and biochemical techniques. Convenors for this contributed session are David G. Mountain, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543; Phone: 508-548-5123; FAX: 508-548-5124; Omnet: D.MOUNTAIN; Internet: and Peter H. Wiebe, Department of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543; Phone: 508-548-1400 x2313; Omnet: P.WIEBE; Internet:

Modelling Physical-Biological Couplings In The Ocean

Many biological processes in the ocean, operating at a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, are affected by fluid motion. These processes include nutrient uptake, feeding and metabolism by planktonic, nektonic and benthic organisms, and dispersal, settlement and recruitment. This session will feature predictive, quantitative models of links between these biological processes and the physical processes that may govern them. This session will include, but not be limited to, reports from the U.S. GLOBEC (GLOBal ocean ECosystem dynamics) program. Convenor for this session is James E. Eckman, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 13687, Savannah, GA 31416; Phone: 912-598-2467; FAX: 912-598-2310; Omnet: J.ECKMAN; Internet:

Decadal-Scale Variability in the Ocean, Lakes and the Atmosphere

This session solicits papers that discuss low-frequency fluctuations in oceanographic, limnologic and atmospheric variables, in the Pacific Ocean and lakes influenced by Pacific weather patterns. Papers may be based on retrospective analysis of long time series of physical and biological (including paleoceanographic and paleolimnologic) data sets, on modelling and/or theoretical work. Results should be discussed in the context of climate change. Our overall goal is to identify linkages between atmospheric forcing and ocean/lake response, and to determine if (and how) aquatic ecosystems respond to low-frequency changes in the physical environment. Convenors for this session are Tim R. Baumgartner, CICESE, P.O.Box 4844, San Ysidro, CA 92073; Phone: 011 52 667 45053 (Ensenada) or 619-534-2171 (Scripps); e-mail: and William T. Peterson,U.S. GLOBEC Interagency Program Coordination Office, NOAA/NMFS-F/RE3, Room 6276, 1335 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone: 301-713-2367; Omnet: W.PETERSON.

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