2018 Agenda


2018 Agenda | Plenary Sessions

Tuesday — Thursday | January 23-25, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Morning | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Communicating Ocean Sciences Workshop | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Afternoon | 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Keynote: Rear Admiral Timothy Gallaudet (Ret.) | Deputy NOAA Administrator | 1:30pm - 2:15PM

Keynote: Rick Thoman | National Weather Service - Alaska Region | 2:15pm - 3:00pm

Coffee Break | 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Keynote: Dr. Lis Lindall Jorgensen | Institute of Marine Research, Norway | 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Keynote: chris linder | Conservation Photographer/Storyteller | 4:15pm - 5:00PM



Monday Poster Session (Gulf of Alaska & Bering Sea: Wave 1) | 6:30 - 9:00pm

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Gulf of Alaska | Tuesday

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Time Section Title Speaker
8:00 - 8:15 Climate & Oceanography Toxic tides: to clam or not to clam? Tracking shellfish toxins in Southeast Alaska. Kari Lanphier
8:15 - 8:30 Climate & Oceanography Assessing Ocean Acidification and Harmful Algal Blooms in Southeast Alaska Esther Kennedy
8:30 - 8:45 Climate & Oceanography The relationship between ocean acidification and respiration in the Gulf of Alaska Richard Feely
8:45 - 9:00 Lower Trophic Levels A Profiling Observatory for High Resolution Oceanographic, Biogeochemical, and Plankton Observations in Prince William Sound. Robert Campbell
9:00 - 9:15 Lower Trophic Levels A mountainous coastline fertilizes the ocean John Crusius
9:15 - 9:30 Lower Trophic Levels Dispersal, cross-shelf transport, and the delivery of larval arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) to suitable nursery habitats in the Gulf of Alaska Esther Goldstein
9:30 - 10:00 COFFEE BREAK
10:00 - 10:15 Fishes & Fish Habitats Refining Monitoring Efforts for Improved Stock Assessment of East Side Cook Inlet Razor Clams Mike Booz
10:15 - 10:30 Fishes & Fish Habitats Metagenomic Assays to Assess Alaskan Marine Community Species Identities, Diversity, Representation, and Population Patterns Carol Stepien
10:30 - 10:45 Fishes & Fish Habitats Salmon Blitz: Engaging Citizen Scientists in Documenting Salmon Habitat in the Copper River Watershed Kristin Carpenter
10:45 - 11:00 Fishes & Fish Habitats Puffins as samplers of forage fish: variation in length and condition relative to ocean climate in the Gulf of Alaska William Sydeman
11:00 - 11:15 Seabirds Interseasonal Movements and Non-breeding locations of Aleutian Terns (Onychoprion aleuticus) Michael Goldstein
11:15 - 11:30 Seabirds Investigating Aleutian Tern Breeding and Foraging Ecology Using Satellite Telemetry Don Lyons
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch Provided
1:00 - 1:15 Seabirds Experimental Harvests of Gull Eggs in Glacier Bay National Park Tania Lewis
1:15 - 1:30 Marine Mammals Combining Spatiotemporal Models and Aerial Photographic Techniques to Estimate Sea Otter Colonization and Abundance in Glacier Bay, Alaska Jamie Womble
1:30 - 1:45 Marine Mammals Estimating the population size of a coastal cetacean with highly variable group sizes from aerial survey data Charlotte Boyd
1:45 - 2:00 Marine Mammals Water, water everywhere: Can eDNA from seawater provide insight into population structure of small cetaceans? Kim Parsons
2:00 - 2:15 Human Dimensions Watching Whales in Juneau, Alaska: The Many Dimensions of This Thriving Tour Industry Suzanne Teerlink
2:15 - 2:30 Human Dimensions A holistic approach to reducing the chance of lethal ship-whale collisions in Alaska Scott Gende
2:30 - 3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00 - 3:15 Human Dimensions An agent-based model for examining parallel and divergent fishery management strategies for transboundary stocks Benjamin Williams
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3:30 - 3:45 Ecosystem Perspectives Ecosystem variability in Lower Cook Inlet across trophic levels, space, seasons, and climate regimes Martin Renner
3:45 - 4:00 Ecosystem Perspectives Nonstationary Gulf of Alaska ocean-atmosphere and climate-biology relationships under different modes of North Pacific climate variability Mike Litzow
4:00 - 4:15 Ecosystem Perspectives Detecting and inferring cause of change in an Alaska nearshore marine ecosystem: An approach using sea otters as a component of the nearshore benthic food web James Bodkin
4:15 - 4:30 Ecosystem Perspectives Changes in forage fish during the winter 2015-16 seabird die-off and the North Pacific marine heat wave Mayumi Arimitsu
4:30 - 4:45 Ecosystem Perspectives Unprecedented scale of seabird mortality in the NE Pacific during the 2015-2016 marine heatwave John Piatt
4:45 - 5:00 Ecosystem Perspectives Have Gulf Of Alaska Humpback Whales Reached Carrying Capacity or has the Blob made the Food Web Screwy? Jan Straley


tuesday nprb special session | 5:00 - 6:15pm captain cook Ballroom

Tuesday Poster Session (Arctic & Bering Sea: Wave 2) | 6:30 - 9:00pm

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Bering Sea / Aleutian Islands | Wednesday

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Time Section Title Speaker
8:00 - 8:15 Climate & Oceanography What is the Crystal Ball Indicating with Respect to Extreme Climate Forcing Events in Alaskan Waters? Nicholas Bond
8:15 - 8:30 Lower Trophic Levels Coastal Hazards 2012—Five Year Report Card on Baseline Data Jacquelyn Overbeck
8:30 - 8:45 Lower Trophic Levels King Crab Zombification – Can Metabolites Tell Us How It Happens? Leah Zacher
8:45 - 9:00 Lower Trophic Levels Estimating krill abundance and spatial distribution using an optical plankton imaging system and multifrequency echo sounder Hongsheng Bi
9:00 - 9:15 Lower Trophic Levels Sea urchin demography and ecosystem consequences across the Aleutian Archipelago: A story from the top-down, bottom-up, and side-to-side? Benjamin Weitzman
9:15 - 9:30 Fishes & Fish Habitats Quantifying seafloor contact and clearance in commercial fishing gear Brianna King
9:30 - 10:00 COFFEE BREAK
10:00 - 10:15 Fishes & Fish Habitats Monitoring survival of trawler deck-released Pacific halibut, using satellite reporting accelerometer tags Craig Rose
10:15 - 10:30 Fishes & Fish Habitats Juvenile Chinook Salmon abundance in the northern Bering Sea: Implications for future returns and fisheries in the Yukon River Jim Murphy
10:30 - 10:45 Fishes & Fish Habitats How consistent are declines in the size and age of Alaska salmon? Krista Oke
10:45 - 11:00 Fishes & Fish Habitats Exploring the potential role of an apex marine predator: Prey consumption estimates of salmon sharks in North Pacific Kaitlyn Manishin
11:00 - 11:15 Seabirds Using red-legged kittiwakes to understand spatial and oceanographic patterns of mercury in the northwestern Pacific and Bering Sea Abram Fleishman
11:15 - 11:30 Seabirds Plastics and Phthalate Plasticizers in Aleutian Seabirds Veronica Padula
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch ON YOUR OWN
1:00 - 1:15 Marine Mammals Fasting status of Steller sea lion pups as an index of potential nutritional stress in decreasing and increasing metapopulations Mandy Keogh
1:15 - 1:30 Marine Mammals Fur seals, fish, and Saildrones: A test of unmanned surface vehicles to examine relationships between northern fur seals and their prey Carey Kuhn
1:30 - 1:45 Marine Mammals Habitat Selection and Seasonal Movements of Young Bearded Seals (Erignathus barbatus) in the Bering Sea Michael Cameron
1:45 - 2:00 Human Dimensions Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas Melanie Smith
2:00 - 2:15 Human Dimensions Patterns and trends in salmon fishing on the Yukon River Caroline Brown
2:15 - 2:30 Human Dimensions Predicting future management and catch under the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Ecosystem Cap Amanda Faig
2:30 - 3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00 - 3:15 Ecosystem Perspectives Aleutian Archipelago nearshore community variation following the loss of a keystone species. Jacob Metzger
3:15 - 3:30 Ecosystem Perspectives Examining the ecological role of jellyfish in the Eastern Bering Sea ecosystem Jim Ruzicka
3:30 - 3:45 Ecosystem Perspectives Effects of warming climate, fishing, and basin-scale stocking on life-history characteristics of Alaska sockeye salmon Daniel Schindler
3:45 - 4:00 Ecosystem Perspectives Differential north-south ecosystem response of juvenile marine growth rates for Chinook salmon (Oncorhychus tshawytscha) from the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers in the eastern Bering Sea, 1972-2010 Ellen Yasumiishi
4:00 - 4:15 Ecosystem Perspectives A qualitative modeling approach to assess the potential effects of management actions and environmental changes on Pribilof Islands blue king crab (Paralithodes platypus) Jonathan Reum
4:15 - 4:30 Ecosystem Perspectives The evolution of a management-operational atmosphere-to-fish ecosystem modeling suite from the Bering Sea Project Kerim Aydin
4:30 - 4:45 Ecosystem Perspectives Using Alaska Marine Ecosystem Science to Inform Fisheries Management Elizabeth Siddon
4:45 - 5:00 Best Student Poster Presentation Winners Announced

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Arctic | Thursday

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Time Section Title Speaker
8:00 - 8:15 Climate & Oceanography Ventilation of the Pacific Halocline in the Canada Basin Robert Pickart
8:15 - 8:30 Climate & Oceanography The promise of real-time autonomous systems in Alaska’s northern seas Kevin Wood
8:30 - 8:45 Climate & Oceanography Arctic Ice-Ocean Circulation Modeling: Recent Improvements and Applications Katherine Hedstrom
8:45 - 9:00 Climate & Oceanography Numerical thermal model to predict thaw depth in Arctic coastal settings with application to geomorphic change modeling for Barter Island, Alaska Michelle Wilber
9:00 - 9:15 Lower Trophic Levels Groundwater as a Source of Dissolved Organic Matter and Inorganic Nitrogen to Lagoons of the Eastern Alaskan Beaufort Sea Coast Craig Connolly
9:15 - 9:30 Lower Trophic Levels Responses of Western Arctic Biogeochemistry and Lower Trophic Level Productivity to Late Season Episodic Nutrient Inputs Lauren Juranek
9:30 - 10:00 COFFEE BREAK
10:00 - 10:15 Lower Trophic Levels Sea Ice Algal Production in the Chukchi Sea (1979 to present) Virginia Selz
10:15 - 10:30 Fishes & Fish Habitats Temperature sensitivity in the eggs and larvae of Arctic and Sub-Arctic gadids Ben Laurel
10:30 - 10:45 Fishes & Fish Habitats Determining natal origin and early movement of Arctic Cod (Boreogadus saida) from the Chukchi and Beaufort seas utilizing otolith microchemisty Alyssa Frothingham
10:45 - 11:00 Fishes & Fish Habitats Nearshore fish assemblages in a changing Beaufort Sea Vanessa von Biela
11:00 - 11:15 Seabirds Was the 2017 breeding season a tipping point for Mandt’s Black Guillemot in Alaska? : An ice-associated seabird continues to struggle in a melting Arctic George Divoky
11:15 - 11:30 Seabirds Seabirds as Indicators for the Distributed Biological Observatory and Other Long-term Marine Monitoring Programs Kathy Kuletz
11:30 - 1:15 Lunch Provided
1:15 - 1:30 Marine Mammals Potential impacts of a large offshore oil spill on polar bears in the Chukchi Sea. Ryan Wilson
1:30 - 1:45 Marine Mammals Past changes in sea ice cover drive shifts in walrus diet Casey Clark
1:45 - 2:00 Marine Mammals Marine Mammals and Noise in the Arctic Marine Environment: Measuring Baselines and Considering Impacts Stephen Insley
2:00 - 2:15 Marine Mammals Overwintering walrus on the northern Chukchi shelf Catherine Berchok
2:15 - 2:30 Human Dimensions Factors influencing harvest rates of Arctic Cisco during the annual Colville River Delta under-ice subsistence fishery John Seigle
2:30 - 3:00 COFFEE BREAK
3:00 - 3:15 Human Dimensions Climate Change, Marine Mammals, and Indigenous Hunting in Northern Alaska: Insights from a Decade of Traditional Knowledge Interviews Henry Huntington
3:15 - 3:30 Human Dimensions Strengthening Community-Researcher Engagement: IARPC Principles for the Conduct of Research in the Arctic Candace Nachman
3:30 - 3:45 Ecosystem Perspectives Effective Cross-Cultural Awareness and Communication Strategies with Alaska Native Communities Sheyna Wisdom
3:45 - 4:00 Ecosystem Perspectives Determining primary production sources to benthic organisms in the Arctic using stable isotope fingerprinting Matthew Wooller
4:00 - 4:15 Ecosystem Perspectives Domoic Acid and Long-Headed Polar Bears: Using Archaeological Sites to Study Marine Species and Ecosystems over Time Anne Jensen
4:15 - 4:30 Ecosystem Perspectives Ecosystem studies of the Stefansson Sound Boulder Patch connect environmental dynamics to biodiversity and production in the nearshore Beaufort Sea Christina Bonsell
4:30 - 4:45 Ecosystem Perspectives The Beaufort Lagoons LTER: An Arctic Coastal Ecosystem in Transition Kenneth Dunton
4:45 - 5:00 Best Student Oral Presentations Winners Announced and CLOSING REMARKS