Alistair is a Research Director at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania. He completed an undergraduate degree at Stanford University and a PhD at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His research focuses on investigating the impacts of climate extremes, variability and change on marine biodiversity and fishery resources, and developing, prioritising and testing adaptation options to underpin sustainable use and conservation into the future. His projects involve multi-disciplinary teams that seek to support management and policy uptake of research, via co-production with stakeholders. In addition to more than 240 publications, he contributed to the IPCC 4th and 5th assessment Australasia chapters, covering fisheries, oceanic and coastal systems, and is an editor for Fisheries Oceanography, Marine Ecology Progress Series, and Global Change Biology. He is former co-chair of IMBeR´s CLIOTOP (Climate Impacts on Top Ocean Predators) regional programme and is a current Scientific Steering Committee member of IMBeR.
Over 10 years experience working on UK and EU fisheries management & research.
Carol Robinson is a Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of East Anglia in the UK and Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of IMBeR. Her research focuses on the role of marine bacteria, phytoplankton and zooplankton in the global cycling of carbon and oxygen, and how this varies in space and time and with changing environmental conditions such as increasing nutrient supply, temperature and carbon dioxide and decreasing dissolved oxygen. This involves laboratory and field observations, including the use of gliders and time series datasets, remote sensing and numerical models. Carol currently leads two international projects which study the role of marine bacteria and phytoplankton respiration in the cycling and sequestration of carbon, and her team contributes to projects on zooplankton mediated carbon flux in the Southern Ocean and quantifying the capacity for marine carbon storage as recalcitrant dissolved organic carbon and how this might change in a changing environment. Carol’s presentation will summarise recent key advances in IMBeR science and propose some future directions that will help address the research questions identified in the IMBeR Science Plan as needed to progress towards securing sustainable, productive and healthy oceans.
Derek Armitage is Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability and co-lead of the Environmental Change and Governance Group at the University of Waterloo (Canada). His research focuses on the human dimensions of environmental change, community-based conservation and the relationship to adaptive and collaborative forms of governance in coastal systems. He has worked on interdisciplinary projects in Canada, southeast Asia and the Caribbean, and has led working groups in several major research partnerships, including the Community Conservation Research Network, the OceanCanada Partnership, and the Partnership for Canada-Caribbean Community Climate Change Adaptation. He is co-editor of 'Governing the Coastal Commons: Communities, Resilience and Transformation' (Routledge).
Eddie is a Professor in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. His research centres on the human connection to natural resources. His primary areas of focus are 1) the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food and nutrition security and coastal livelihoods, 2) governance of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture production and the human rights of fisherfolk, and 3) the vulnerability and adaptation to climate change of people dependent on marine and freshwater resource.
Eric Galbraith is an ICREA Research Professor, based at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain. He previously worked as a research associate at Princeton University in the USA, and as a professor at McGill University in Canada. His research is broadly interdisciplinary, and is generally concerned with using numerical models and data analysis to better understand the interactions between climate change, human activities and the marine ecosystem. Eric has worked on both past and anticipated climate changes and their links with ocean biogeochemistry, as well general principles of air-sea exchange, nutrient cycling and ecosystem stoichiometry. His current research focuses on the inclusion of fishing activity as an integral component of global marine ecosystem models, to better understand linkages from human wellbeing to biogeochemical cycling, and to inform future projections. He is a founding coordinator of the fisheries and marine ecosystem model intercomparison project (Fish-MIP).
I wonder how and how much air-sea-bio interaction can affect the climate sensitivity in tropical Pacific and polar regions by using GFDL earth system model. Using this model, I will show some results from external forcings of both nitrogen and carbon dioxide emissions in the future Arctic climate. I am pleased to get this opportunity, any comments and discussions in IMBER future ocean2 conference.
Ingrid van Putten is a Research Scientist with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere in the ecosystem modelling team and a Senior Adjunct Researcher at the Centre of Marine Socioecology at the University of Tasmania. Her research focuses on using behavioural sciences, in particular behavioural economics, to improve our understanding of the social and economic behaviour of marine resource users (fisheries, aquaculture, recreation, and other marine sectors) and their interactions with the biophysical marine environment. She tries to improve the management and long term viability of coupled social-ecological systems by better understanding what prompts resource user’s behaviour and find tractable ways to influence their behaviour and reduce risks. Ingrid´s work is both theoretical and applied/empirical, making use of both qualitative and quantitative methods, and a combination of analytical and statistical approaches. She uses different modelling tools and approaches (e.g. Bayesian and network analysis) to represent resource user behaviour and interactions at the appropriate level of complexity. A large part of her research consists of working in interdisciplinary teams and connecting the ecological and human dimensions of marine and coastal management.
Jean-Noël Druon is a scientific expert in marine ecology and ecosystem functioning. His work focuses on habitat modelling of marine top predators such as bluefin tuna, fin whale and European hake, in support of spatial fisheries management (marine protected areas, temporary fishery closure) and fish stock assessment. Before joining the JRC in 2008, he worked for different international research institutes, including IFREMER and NASA, on planktonic ecosystem modelling and nutrient cycling, at the interface between physics and biology, gaining a deep expertise in satellite remote sensing of ocean colour. He used his expertise in planktonic and meso-scale dynamics to develop an ecological approach to habitat modelling of high trophic level species. His Ecological Niche Modelling links the species ecological traits to environmental variables such as chlorophyll-a fronts, temperature or currents with food proxy, physical tolerance and transport. His work supports the inclusion of ecological, spatial and environment dimensions in fisheries management so as to ensure the sustainable use of oceans' living resources. He provides scientific and technical support to the European Commission's Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries, notably in relation to the EU Common Fisheries Policy and Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
I am currently a Research Associate affiliated with the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and the Berlin Center for Genomics in Biodiversity (BeGenDiv). I was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers to carry out an investigation of population structure and connectivity of the Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni) in the Weddell Sea sector of the Southern Ocean. In addition to being the largest fish in the Southern Ocean, the Antarctic toothfish, commonly known as Chilean Sea Bass, represents the most lucrative Antarctic fishery. I am using genetics and otolith chemistry to test population hypotheses rooted in our understanding of local and regional hydrography. On the genetics side, I am working with Camila Mazzoni at BeGenDiv to develop a RADseq technique optimized in Antarctic toothfish, which will provide a detailed picture of population structure based on relatedness. With respect to otolith chemistry, I am working with Thomas Brey at AWI to utilize trace elements and stable isotopes deposited in otoliths to elicit an understanding of population structure derived from provenance and ontogenic movements. This work will help inform fisheries management decisions by CCAMLR and will support the implementation of a Marine Protected Area in the Weddell Sea.
Laurent Bopp is the Research Director at CNRS Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat de l’Environnement (LSCE) at l’Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace in Paris, France. His main research interests focus on the links between marine biogeochemical cycles and climate, and understanding how marine ecosystems and the ocean carbon cycle respond to climate variability and anthropogenically-driven climate change. He develops and uses marine biogeochemical and ecosystem models, coupled to Earth System Models.
Lynne Shannon is a marine researcher at the University of Cape Town, undertaking ecological research and modelling to contribute to ecosystem-based management. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers. She has constructed trophic models in the Benguela to provide an understanding of structure and functioning and changes in the marine food webs. She explores pragmatic ways in which ecosystem considerations might be incorporated into fisheries management, especially the use of ecological indicators. Lynne co-chairs the international working group “IndiSeas” (www.indiseas.org), evaluating effects of fishing and natural variability on marine ecosystems using suites of ecological, environmental, biodiversity and human dimension indicators in comparative approach.
PhD Sakari Kuikka works as a full professor in fisheries biology, in the University of Helsinki. He is specialized to Bayesian decision analysis and probabilistic interdisciplinary modelling of fisheries and environmental systems with Bayesian networks. Another important part of his research is oil spill risk analysis. He is the head of Fisheries and Environmental Management Group (FEM group) which consists of biologists, social scientists, economists, and civil engineering scientists. He was, for 16 year, member of Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries, which provides all fisheries advice to EU commission.
Dr. Samiya Selim is an Associate Professor and the Director of Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB). She specialises in the interdisciplinary areas of socio-ecological systems, sustainability science, climate change adaptation and resilience, and science-policy interface. Currently her work is focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), ecosystem based adaptation and integrated aquaculture in coastal areas of Bangladesh facing increased salinity and erosion. In the past 10 years, Samiya has worked in the UK and Bangladesh in the field of environmental conservation, climate change and fisheries. Her previous work includes mobilizing hard-to-reach communities to get involved in environmental activities and to bring about behavioural change to achieve sustainability in daily life. Her work has also utilised historical approaches to identify shifting baselines in fisheries and coastal ecosystems. She recently published the first book on achieving the SDG goals relating to the environment in Bangladesh. She is a member of the IMBeR Human Dimensions Working Group which focuses on the interactions between human and ocean systems and its goal is to promote an understanding of the multiple feedbacks between human and ocean systems.
My name is Sierra Ison, a currently PhD student at the University of Tasmania under the supervision of under the supervision of Dr Christopher Cvitanovic, Dr Alistair Hobday, Dr Ingrid van Putten and Professor Gretta Pecl. I am a marine social scientist working to improve relationships between science, policy and practice for a sustainable ocean future. My current research is on the use Outcome Mapping as a means of achieving conservation goals. Using a case study approach in Australia, I am examining the integration of Outcome Mapping with existing participatory research approaches such as co-production and how it may hold promise for improving the likelihood of conservation outcomes within the complex relationships between environment and human society. I previously completed research on Sustainable Financing of a National Marine Protected Area (MPA) network in Fiji, in collaboration with the University of the South Pacific (USP) and The International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN) to design a “solution-oriented” sustainable financing model. I was also a Senior Researcher at the Cape Eleuthera Institute in The Bahamas. There, I developed and led interdisciplinary research on the sea cucumber and parrotfish fishery in The Bahamas.
I am a final year PhD student with the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Bristol. My research focuses on how we can use active underwater acoustics to study mesopelagic fish (ie fish that live 200-1000m below sea level). This has given me the fantastic opportunity to spend two field seasons with BAS, sampling fish snd zooplankton in the Scotia Sea, aswell as develping skills in computed tomography to study fish swimbladder morphology and statistical modelling.