FI scientists attend international climate conference

In June 2018, Bill Sydeman, Emily Klein, and Sarah Ann Thompson attended the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans in Washington, D.C.  Bill co-convened an all-day workshop titled “What do seabirds reveal about the effects of climate change on the world’s oceans?”, which was attended by approximately 20 participants and featured invited speakers from the U.K.

Contributions by FI to the conference also included:

  • Bill and Sarah Ann were co-authors of a presentation titled “Marine ecosystems and extreme events:  A global analysis through the lens of seabirds”, presented by Bill, in a conference session about “Ocean extremes and their impact on marine ecosystems”,
  • Bill and Marisol Garcia-Reyes were co-authors of John Piatt’s presentation on “Extreme response of seabirds to extreme climate events in the NE Pacific, also in the “Ocean extremes...” session,
  • Bill was a co-author on the presentation “Functional responses of marine birds to local and global changes in climate and prey availability” by Claire Saraux, which was an invited presentation for the seabirds workshop,
  • Bill and Sarah Ann were also co-authors on the presentation “Famine in a time of plenty—a recent paradox in the Benguela upwelling system”, presented by South African collaborator Rob Crawford, in the session “Management and conservation of species on the move”, and
  • Emily presented a poster titled “Ecosystem outcomes of climate change and fishing impacts on krill, Euphausia superba, in the Scotia Sea, and their implications for management in a changing ocean” for the session “Climate change impacts on high latitude systems on multiple scales in space and time”.