Call for Abstracts (closed)

Session 1: Observed and anticipated environmental changes in the Arctic

This session examines past and future changes in the climate and oceanography of the Arctic in response to increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. Contributions are sought that address changes in ice cover, water circulation, freshwater inputs, ocean chemistry (including acidification), and nutrient dynamics.

Session 2: Lower trophic level productivity of arctic waters in a changing climate

This session seeks contributions on the consequences of a longer ice-free season and changes in advection for primary and secondary productivity in arctic waters based on past observations, process studies, and modeling studies.

Session 3: Marine fish resources of the Arctic in a changing climate

This session encompasses the biology and ecology of arctic fishes, distributional shifts of fishes into arctic waters, the capacity of local species to adapt to changing conditions, fisheries potential of the Arctic Ocean, and approaches to managing fisheries resources in the Arctic from local to pan-arctic scales.

Session 4: Observed and anticipated responses of arctic birds and marine mammals to environmental changes in the Arctic

This session seeks contributions on distributional and demographic shifts in arctic seabird and marine mammal populations relative to changes in sea ice, including real examples of the responses of populations at the edges vs. the center of their range. Contributions documenting management changes and population response are encouraged.

Session 5: Effects of changing arctic marine ecosystems on humans

This session addresses the local, regional, and global impacts to humans (economy, culture, social well-being, etc.) of the changes described in the previous sessions.

Session 6: Understanding and managing arctic marine ecosystems in a time of change

This session seeks contributions that integrate our present understanding of observed physical changes and biological responses at the ecosystem level, highlight challenges resulting from these changes, and address the ways in which humans respond to changing conditions at local, regional, and global scales.

Abstracts must include:

  1. Type of presentation preferred (oral or poster).
  2. Topic area from the above list.
  3. Title, in upper/lowercase type, using as few words as possible.
  4. Author names with full affiliation, mailing address, and email.
  5. Name of presenter and contact person if different from first author.
  6. Text of abstract in 250 words or less; please do not include any headings, tables, figures, or references.