Agenda

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Monday, January 23 - Opening Day

         

8:00-12:00              

Communicating Ocean Sciences Workshop

1:00-1:30     Welcome         

1:30-2:15     Keynote    

Dr. Takashi Kikuchi

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Changes of oceanographic conditions in the Pacific sector of the Arctic Ocean and the impact to marine ecosystems

2:15-3:00     Keynote(s)      

Fran Ulmer

Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission

Research Plans for the Arctic: the US Arctic Research Commission’s Goals and Objectives Report 2017-2018 and the Integrated Arctic Research Policy Committee’s 5 year research plan

                           &       

Macy Kenworthy and Cade Terada

U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors

Our experiences as Arctic Youth Ambassadors and the future of Alaska’s Arctic

3:00-3:30     Coffee Break

3:30-4:15     Keynote        

Dr. Nicholas Pyenson

Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History

Tracing the evolution and extinction of high latitude marine megafauna

4:15-5:00    Keynote        

Nick Bond 

University of Washington

The Recent Marine Heat Wave in Alaska: A Dress Rehearsal for Climate Change? 

 
 

Tuesday, January 24 - Gulf of Alaska

Time

Section

Title

Speaker First

Speaker Last

8:00 - 8:15

Climate & Oceanography

A Perfect Storm in the Gulf of Alaska: Factors contributing to the 2015-2016 common murre die-off

Shannon

Atkison

8:15 - 8:30

Climate & Oceanography

Interannual oceanographic variability and the estuarine response to the Pacific warm anomaly in Kachemak Bay Alaska

Kristine

Holderied

8:30 - 8:45

Climate & Oceanography

Oil-Spill Risk Analysis in Cook Inlet, Alaska

Zhen-Gang

Ji

8:45 - 9:00

Climate & Oceanography

The Glacier Bay Buffet (A 24-hour seafood eatery, open summer season only)

Seth

Danielson

9:00 - 9:15

Climate & Oceanography

Introducing the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network

Darcy

Dugan

9:15 - 9:30

Lower Trophic Levels

Emergence from diapause in Neocalanus flemingeri females: physiological and morphological progression

Petra

Lenz

9:30 - 10:00

COFFEE BREAK

10:00 - 10:15

Lower Trophic Levels

Supply and survival: kelp microscopic life stage challenges across a glacial gradient

Sarah

Traiger *

10:15 - 10:30

Lower Trophic Levels

Can you dig it? Patterns of variability in clam assemblages within mixed-sediment habitats across the Gulf of Alaska

Benjamin

Weitzman *

10:30 - 10:45

Lower Trophic Levels

Identifying Environmental Drivers of Alexandrium Harmful Algal Blooms in Southeast Alaska

Elizabeth

Tobin

10:45 - 11:00

Lower Trophic Levels

Three in a row: continued warm conditions along the Gulf of Alaska’s Seward Line

Russ

Hopcroft

11:00 - 11:15

Fishes & Fish Habitats

How many fish are in this barrel? Sustainably harvesting two easily caught skate species

Thomas

Farrugia *

11:15 - 11:30

Fishes & Fish Habitats

Tracking marine fish with an AUV equipped with payload control

John

Eiler

11:30 - 1:00

Lunch Provided

1:00 - 1:15

Fishes and Fish Habitats

Spatial and temporal scales of site fidelity for adult Pacific halibut in an Alaskan fjord

Julie

Nielsen *

1:15 - 1:30

Fishes and Fish Habitats

Insights into the dynamics of Atlantic and Pacific herring following population collapse

John

Trochta *

1:30 - 1:45

Seabirds

Efficacy of Thermal Imaging for the Study of Seabirds

Ann

Eckmann *

1:45 - 2:00

Marine Mammals

Trained Steller sea lions in the open ocean: a decade of shedding light on the energetic consequences of foraging in the wild

David

Rosen

2:00 - 2:15

Marine Mammals

Evaluating the accuracy of remote sensing imagery from watercraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) to quantify iceberg habitats utilized by pinnipeds in the Gulf of Alaska

Courtney

Pegus *

2:15 - 3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00 - 3:15 Human Dimensions Comparing experiences with bycatch across fishermen targeting Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Elizabeth Figus *

3:15 - 3:30

Human Dimensions

Assessing the resilience and adaptive capacity of the community of Yakutat, Alaska through the lens of subsistence

Lauren

Sill

3:30 -3:45

Ecosystem Perspectives

Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill: a synthesis of climatic, anthropogenic, and ecological drivers of Gulf of Alaska communities

Anne

Beaudreau

3:45 - 4:00

Ecosystem Perspectives

Nearshore Marine Consumer Responses to Changing Prey Conditions: Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Model Input into a Conceptual Framework

Lisa

Sztukowski

4:00 - 4:15

Ecosystem Perspectives

Energy-based ecosystem modeling of Pacific herring trophodynamics

Szymon

Surma *

4:15 - 4:30

Ecosystem Perspectives

Mearns Rock:  Twenty-six Years and Twenty-six Photos that Put a Human Dimension on Understanding Longterm Biological Variabilty

Alan

Mearns

4:30 - 5:00

Ecosystem Perspectives

Gulf Watch Alaska: Results from five years of ecosystem monitoring in the northern Gulf of 

Mandy

Lindeberg

Wednesday, January 25 - Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Time

Section

Title

Speaker First

Speaker Last

8:00 - 8:15

Climate & Oceanography

Cross-isobath Exchange in Bering Canyon

Carol

Ladd

8:15 - 8:30

Climate & Oceanography

Will stanzas dominate the oceanography of the Bering Sea shelf, including the north?

Phyllis

Stabeno

8:30 - 8:45

Climate & Oceanography

Eddy-induced Transport across the Bering Slope in the Bering Sea

Yongchui

Zhang

8:45 - 9:00

Climate & Oceanography

Statistical Downscaling of Global Projections to the Bering Sea, Based on 
an Ensemble of Regional Model Output 

Al

Hermann

9:00 - 9:15

Lower Trophic Levels

Time-series of direct primary production observations on the Bering Sea shelf

Michael

Lomas

9:15 - 9:30

Lower Trophic Levels

Copepods differ in phenology, size distribution and estimated production rates across warm and cold periods in the eastern Bering Sea

David

Kimmel

9:30 - 10:00

COFFEE BREAK

10:00 - 10:15

Lower Trophic Levels

Coccolithophores in the Bering Sea

Lisa

Eisner

10:15 - 10:30

Lower Trophic Levels

Spatiotemporal Variability of Nitrogen Deficits on the Eastern Bering Sea Shelf

Calvin

Mordy

10:30 - 10:45

Fishes & Fish Habitats

Detecting fish distribution - a complex task for walleye pollock and other semipelagic species

Stan

Kotwicki

10:45 - 11:00

Fishes & Fish Habitats

Preliminary assessment of the use of satellite-reporting accelerometer tags to monitor survival of trawler deck-released halibut 

Craig

Rose

11:00 - 11:15

Fishes & Fish Habitats

Characterizing the diet of Arctic lamprey Lethenteron camtschaticum using molecular gene-based techniques

Katie

Shink *

11:15 - 11:30

Fishes & Fish Habitats

Adapting a fishing impacts model to simulate fishing gear modifications

Aileen

Nimick *

11:30 - 1:00

Lunch ON YOUR OWN

1:00 - 1:15

Seabirds

The importance of marine resources for threatened Spectacled Eiders breeding in Alaska

Shiway

Wang

1:15 - 1:30

Seabirds

40 years of change in the SE Bering Sea: climate, prey, seabirds, and long-term trends

Martin

Renner

1:30 - 1:45

Seabirds

Historical ecophysiology reveals the timing of food shortages experienced by red-legged kittiwakes

Alexis

Will *

1:45 - 2:00

Marine Mammals

Old ovaries, new tricks: what walrus ovaries can tell us about population fluctuations

Jenell

Larson *

2:00 - 2:15

Marine Mammals

Bone steroid hormone concentrations reveal Pacific walrus physiology from the past 3450 years

Patrick

Charapata

2:15 - 2:30

Marine Mammals

Looking back to the 19th century to move northern fur seals forward into an Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management Plan 

Jeremy

Sterling

2:30 - 3:00

COFFEE BREAK

3:00 - 3:15 Human Dimensions Adaptation to Environmental Change in Three Aleutian Island Communities Jennifer Schmidt

3:15 - 3:30

Human Dimensions

Visualizing impacts of projected changes in marine vessel traffic using spatially and seasonally explicit simulation models

Tahzay

Jones

3:30 - 3:45

Human Dimensions

Are some vessels within a fleet more resilient to climate variability than others? A case study from the Bering Sea pollock fishery

Jordan

Watson *

3:45 - 4:00

Ecosystem Perspectives

Alaskan decision makers speak up on coastal resilience and adaptation: ‘click here’ to help connect the AMSS community with their science needs

Aaron 

Poe

4:00 - 4:15

Ecosystem Perspectives

Assessing the Risk of Marine Invasive Species in the Bering Sea

Jesika

Reimer

4:15 - 4:30

Ecosystem Perspectives

The Bering Sea warm stanza continues: ecosystem effects and potential outcomes

Elizabeth

Siddon

4:30 - 4:45

Ecosystem Perspectives

The “Warm Blob” and a Cold Sea: Large-scale Trophic Perturbations in the Aleutian Islands

Douglas

Causey

4:45 - 5:00 Student Poster Presentation Award       

Thursday, January 26 - Arctic

8:00 - 8:15 Climate & Oceanography High-Resolution Prediction and Real-Time Observations of Arctic Sea Ice and Currents Andrew Mahoney

8:15 - 8:30

Climate & Oceanography

Surface Current Patterns in the northeastern Chukchi Sea and Their Response to Wind Forcing

Ying-Chih

Fang *

8:30 - 8:45

Climate & Oceanography

The ARCtic Tracer Release EXperiment (ARCTREX): Results from the release of passive tracers in the Chukchi Sea

Peter

Winsor

8:45 - 9:00

Climate & Oceanography

Circulation of the Chukchi Sea shelfbreak and slope from moored timeseries

Min

Li *

9:00 - 9:15

Climate & Oceanography

Transport and Hydrographic Variablity in Barrow Canyon on the Northeastern Chukchi Sea Shelf

Thomas

Weingartner

9:15 - 9:30

Climate & Oceanography

New observations of surface water carbonate chemistry 

Burke

Hales

9:30 - 10:00

COFFEE BREAK

10:00 - 10:15

Lower Trophic Levels

Infaunal Communities on the Beaufort Sea Shelf and Slope: Insights from Morphological and Environmental DNA Sequencing Approaches

Sarah

Hardy

10:15 - 10:30

Lower Trophic Levels

Tracing sea ice algal production into various benthic feeding types on the Chukchi Sea shelf

Tanja

Schollmeier *

10:30 - 10:45

Lower Trophic Levels

Using optical measurements to investigate under-ice warming, primary production and photo-oxidation in the upper Arctic Ocean

Victoria

Hill

10:45 - 11:00

Fishes & Fish Habitats

Temperature impacts on the eggs and larvae of Alaskan gadids

Louise

Copeman

11:00 - 11:15

Fishes & Fish Habitats

Arctic coastal ecosystems: Evaluating the functional role and connectivity of lagoon and nearshore habitats

Johanna

Vollenweider

11:15 - 11:30

Fishes & Fish Habitats

Environmental drivers of benthic fish distribution in and around Barrow Canyon in the northeastern Chukchi Sea and western Beaufort Sea

Elizabeth

Logerwell

11:30 - 1:00

Lunch Provided

1:00 - 1:15

Fishes & Fish Habitats

Dispersal patterns and summer ocean distribution of adult Dolly Varden in the Beaufort Sea, evaluated with satellite telemetry 

Michael

Courtney

1:15 - 1:30

Seabirds

Assessing Hydrocarbon Sensitivity and Measuring Current CYP1A Activity in Arctic Marine Birds and Waterfowl

Ann

Riddle *

1:30 - 1:45

Marine Mammals

Frequency of injuries from line entanglements, Killer Whales, and ship strikes on Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Seas Bowhead Whales

J. Craig

George

1:45 - 2:00

Marine Mammals

Influence of benthic communities and environmental characteristics on bearded seal foraging ecology.

Michael

Cameron

2:00 - 2:15

Marine Mammals

Thermal detection of polar bears on sea ice using an automated image collection and analysis system

Erin

Moreland

2:15 - 2:30

Marine Mammals

Combined seal and polar bear aerial survey on ice in the western Chukchi Sea and eastern part of the East Siberian Sea, spring 2016

Irina

Trukhanova

2:30 - 3:00

COFFEE BREAK 

3:00 - 3:15

Marine Mammals

Exposure Risks and Health Effects of Algal Toxins in Marine Mammals Using both Environmental Surveillance and Biomedical Laboratory Models

Kathi

Lefebvre

3:15 - 3:30

Human Dimensions

Living with Sea Ice: Voices from Barrow and Kotzebue

Karen

Brewster

3:30 - 3:45

Human Dimensions

Scientific Research & Subsistence: Protocols to Ensure Co-Existence

Candace

Nachman

3:45 - 4:00 Human Dimensions Social Indicators in Alaska:  Arctic Communities Stephen Braund

4:00 - 4:15

Ecosystem Perspectives The Arctic Marine Pulses Model:  linking annual oceanographic processes to contiguous ecological domains in the Pacific Arctic Sue Moore

4:15 - 4:45

Ecosystem Perspectives

An integrated look at the Alaska Beaufort Sea

Kenneth & Jeremy

Dunton & Kasper

4:45 - 5:00

Best Student Oral Presentations Winners Announced and CLOSING REMARKS

Friday, January 27 - Workshops

TIME

NAME Room
     
8:00 am-2:00 pm Blue King Crab Project Whitby

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Arctic IERP and collaboration opportunities Aft Deck
11:00 am - 5:15 pm CMI Quarter Deck
1:00-5:00 pm
The US-Canada Transboundary Fish and Lower Trophic Survey
Aft Deck
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Quadrant Room
1:00-5:00 pm Cook Inlet Beluga Management, Research, and Partnership Opportunities Quadrant Room
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Spatial Data Analysis - Private Club Room II