Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions closed February 7.

Abstracts for oral presentations and posters are invited on the impacts of the environment, including climate change, on arctic and subarctic species of commercial, subsistence, and ecological importance. We invite abstracts from fishery, marine, and social scientists, managers, industry, and representatives of affected communities. Presentations are encouraged on the effects of warming, loss of sea ice, ocean acidification, and oceanographic variability on the distribution, phenology, life history, and population dynamics of these species. We also seek contributions that examine how a better understanding of these effects can inform the assessment and management of fish and invertebrate populations in a changing ocean for the benefit of affected communities. We especially encourage innovative approaches to assessing the risks to and vulnerabilities of marine resources and marine resource–dependent communities to climate variability and change.

To contribute an oral or poster presentation, submit an abstract online no later than Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Abstracts must include:

  1. Type of presentation preferred (oral or poster).
  2. Topic area from the list below, or suggest a topic.
  3. Title, 10 words or fewer.
  4. Author names, affiliation, city, country, and email.
  5. Name of contact person.
  6. Text of abstract in 250 words or less; please do not include any headings, tables, or figures.

Those who submit abstracts will be notified in February 2017 about abstract acceptance. If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you must register and pay the symposium fee by April 10 to secure a place on the program.

Topic areas

Sessions will be presented on the following topics:

  1. Environmental impacts on subarctic and arctic ecosystems: species-specific responses
  2. Environmental impacts on subarctic and arctic ecosystems: community structure, biodiversity, energy flow, and trophodynamics
  3. Physiological effects of ocean acidification, oxygen limitation, and temperature stress on high-latitude fish and shellfish
  4. Incorporating environmental effects and accounting for changing life history traits in the assessment and management of fish populations
  5. Evaluating management strategies under projected environmental changes
  6. Coping with environmental variability and climate change: perspectives from coastal communities