Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Ecosystem Science Program Review

July 12-14, 2016
NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center Auditorium (Map and Directions)
Seattle, WA

In 2016 all NMFS Science Centers will be reviewed on Ecosystem Science being carried out to provide information relative to the management, protection and restoration of resilient and productive ecosystems. Here we define ecosystem-related science programs as those researching ecological, oceanographic, climate and habitat-related processes as they are linked to living marine resource (LMR) species. In addition, these reviews will assess the extent to which current science programs are focused on the priority information needs required to complete the NMFS mission. Ecosystem-related science programs addressed in these reviews may include science programs that support ecosystem-based management of fisheries and protected species; conservation and restoration of habitats; dynamics of ecosystem and LMR productivity; ecosystem-level responses to pressures; understanding the effects of pressures on food webs and the effects of food webs on LMRs; oceanographic effects on LMRs; and understanding of climate-related forcing and impacts on the LMRs.

Agenda & Meeting Materials

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Terms of Reference

Summary Panel Report

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Review Panel Members

Dr. Marc Mangel (Chair), University of California Santa Cruz
Dr. David Fluharty, University of Washington
Dr. Beth Fulton, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization
Dr. Sarah Gaichas NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Dr. Ian Perry, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Dr. Ellen Pikitch, Stony Brook University
Dr. Douglas DeMaster, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center