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Workshop on understanding and quantifying mortality in pelagic, early life stages of marine organisms: experiments, observations and models (WKMOR)

AGENDA
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Monday, March 22, 2010
8:30 - 9:30
Registration
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I. Introduction
9:30
Welcome by workshop co-Chairs
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9:40
What do we know about 'death in the sea'? Edward Houde.
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II. Laboratory studies: aquaculture, mesocosms, and small-scale interactions
10:00
What can aquaculture research tell us about causes of mortality in marine eggs and larvae? David Bengston.
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10:25
Coffee break
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10:55
Growth and mortality patterns of fish larvae and juveniles under controlled experimental conditions - what can be learned from repeated samplings? Arild Folkvord.
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11:20
On the edge of death: Impacts of temperature, species and body size on RNA-DNA ratios of starving marine fish larvae. Stefan Meyer, Stephanie Borchardt, Elaine Caldarone, Catriona Clemmesen, Daniela Harrer, Helena Hauss, Arne Malzahn, Christoph Petereit, Josianne G. Støttrup, and Myron A. Peck*
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11:45
Behavioural responses of fish larvae to pathogen challenges and starvation. Anne Berit Skiftesvik.
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12:10
Predatory behaviour of the carnivorous copepod Euchaeta norvegica and escape responses of their ichthyoplankton prey (Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua). Howard Browman, Jeannette Yen, David Fields, Jean-François St-Pierre, Anne Berit Skiftesvik.
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12:35
Discussion
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12:50
Lunch
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III. Detecting and partitioning mortality in the field from planktonic stages to juveniles
13:50
What is to be done? Mark Ohman.
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14:15
Fate of reef fish larvae trough ontogeny: advection or true mortality? Claire B. Paris and Pierre Pepin.
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14:40
Surviving the transition from larva to juvenile and then on to the end of the first year of life; What can we learn from European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa L.)? Richard D. M. Nash and Audrey J. Geffen.
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15:05
Cohort-specific mortality of larvae and juveniles of an estuarine-dependent fish, Japanese seabass: a comparison between artificial and natural habitats. Jun SHOJI, Yuji IWAMOTO and Masaru TANAKA.
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15:30
Discussion
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15:45
Coffee break
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16:15
Poster session and social
   
18:00
Adjourn
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
8:45
Welcome by workshop co-Chairs
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IV. Quantifying mortality: assumptions and sensitivity analyses
9:00
Improving confidence in copepod mortality estimates: Choosing formulas and quantifying errors. Wendy C. Gentleman, Pierre Pepin, S. Doucette.
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9:25
Physiological-based biophysical modeling of North Sea larval fish: A sensitivity analysis of size- and starvation-based mortality estimates. Marc Hufnagl and Myron Peck*.
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9:50
Advection and mortality: a collection of model sensitivity studies. Elizabeth North and Zachary Schlag.
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10:20
Discussion
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10:35
Coffee Break
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V. Numerical models: procedures for incorporating mortality and validation techniques
11:05
Death and Resurrection: the after-life of larvae. John Steele.
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11:30
Sensitivity of the dispersal of sole larvae to hydrodynamics, vertical migration and mortality in the Southern North Sea: a modelling study. Geneviève Lacroix and Filip Volckaert.
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11:55
Individual based model of Arctic cod Boreogadus saida early life: testing a length- and growth-dependent mortality rate and validating simulations through controlled sub-sampling. Stéphane Thanassekos, D. Robert, and L. Fortier.
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12:20
Lunch
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13:20
Optimal vertical behavior of larval haddock larvae: trading the risk of starvation and predation mortality. Colleen M. Petrik, Rubao Ji, Cabell S. Davis
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13:45
Discussion
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VI. Revisiting the paradigms: linking mortality to recruitment
14:15
Many go in, few come out - competing for survival. Mike Heath.
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14:40
Size-dependent mortality: The need to be specific about population regulation. Tobias van Kooten, Andre M. de Roos, Lennart Persson, and Tim Schellekens.
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15:05
Coffee break
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15:35
Identifying the limiting factors of recruitment. Pierre Petitgas, Martin Huret, and Fabien Léger.
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16:00
Discussion
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16:15
Preliminary review and discussion of research recommendations
16:35
Identification of breakout groups
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17:00
Adjourn
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18:30
Workshop dinner
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
8:45
Welcome by workshop co-Chairs
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9:00
Review and discussion of research recommendations
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9:15
Breakout group meetings
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10:15
Coffee Break
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10:45
Breakout group meetings (cont.)
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11:15
Breakout groups report (plenary)
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11:45
Plenary discussion
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12:15
Workshop conclusion and acknowledgements
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12:30
Lunch and adjourn

* = presenter (if the presenter is not the first author)