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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

  1. Communicate research knowledge derived from the 2007-13 Bering Sea Project, and
  2. 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




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