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On 21-23 May, Kerim Aydin (REEM Program) chaired a workshop of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) Climate Forcing and Marine Ecosystems (CFAME) Task Team, with the purpose of developing a comparative, predictive, conceptual framework for connecting climate forcing to marine ecosystems, specifically with reference to long-term biological forecasts driven by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate modeling scenarios. Ecosystems that were studied were the California Current, Oyashio/Kuroshio Currents, and East China/Yellow Sea.

The workshop was attended by 10 scientists from the United States, Japan, Canada, and the Republic of Korea. The attending scientists developed specific tables of key driving physical variables affecting range, recruitment, spawning grounds, feeding/growth, and adult survival of central fish species in each ecosystem, which will be used to extract specific climate variables from IPCC predictive models to predict the future state of these ecosystems.

By Kerim Aydin

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