Start Date/Time: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 3:00 PM
Ending Date/Time: Friday, September 13, 2013, 1:00 PM
Location: Friday Harbor Labs
Topic: Response of Marine Ecosystems to climate forcing: causes and consequences. Joint with IGERT, Accepted as a FHL Centennial Symposium.
At this years' summer institute we will discuss the drivers of change in marine ecosystem and the consequences of those changes to social and economic systems. The workshop will promote interaction between diverse physical, chemical, biological oceanographers, atmospheric scientists, fishery scientists, and social scientists, including modelers and both field and laboratory scientists. Important topics for discussion include: • What are the physical/chemical changes in the ocean that have been observed owing to natural and anthropogenic climate change and what causes these changes? • What ecological responses to these physical/chemical changes have been observed? • What predictive power do we have for the state of marine ecosystems in the future? • What are the social and economic drivers and consequences of ecosystem change? • What are the key stressors to ecological systems and when is it important to include evaluation of multiple stressors?