Impacts of the Environment on the Dynamics of High-Latitude Fish and Shellfish: Wakefield Fisheries Symposium

Event Type:
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
9 May 2017 to 12 May 2017
Where: 
Anchorage, Alaska

This symposium examines impacts of the environment, especially climate change and variability, on the dynamics of arctic and subarctic species of commercial, subsistence and ecological importance. We will focus on the effects of warming, loss of sea ice, ocean acidification and oceanographic variability on the distribution, phenology, life history, population dynamics and interactions of species and how a better understanding of these effects can inform the assessment and management of fish and shellfish populations in a changing ocean. We also aim to explore the adaptive capacity of species in a changing environment and the importance of portfolio effects (genetic or trophic redundancy) in high-latitude marine systems. (Draft title and description)

More information

https://seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/2017/wakefield-fish-dynamics/