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MEES699 section 0327
The Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC) Seminar Series Directed Reading Course
Offered by: Elizabeth North

This directed reading course is a 1-credit course designed to take advantage of a seminar series that is being sponsored at NOAA Headquarters (Silver Spring, MD) during which prominent GLOBEC scientists are reporting on major findings of the US GLOBEC program. The seminar speakers and titles are listed below. Students will read 3-4 relevant papers, watch a presentation by a GLOBEC scientist (which are being taped), then participate in a discussion of papers after the presentation. Before each seminar, students will be asked to read the assigned papers and come prepared with three questions that they would like to discuss. The seminar course will meet for one 2.5-hour session per week on the days listed below. Although this is course is numbered as a directed reading, it will count as a MEES seminar course. It is being held over the Interactive Video Network (conference ID 631109). Papers are posted on the password-protected participant's site (link underneath the GLOBEC symbol above). The last meeting on May 13 will be held at NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, where we will attend Dr. Peterson's lecture.

Seminar Presenters
(read prior to class)
16:00-18:30 Dr. Enrique Curchitser, Rutgers University
Dr. Zack Powell, UC Berkeley
Modeling Climate - to Fish - to Fishers: Yes We Can! Curchitser et al. 2005; Megrey et al. 2007; Overland et al. 2008; Peterson and Schwing. 2003.
16:00-18:30 Dr. Hal Batchelder, Oregon State University Coupled biophysical modeling in the Northern California Current: GLOBEC results and future directions Strub et al. 2002; Batchelder et al. 2002; Spitz et al. 2005.
16:00-18:30 Dr. Frank Schwing, NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center Climate variation and ecosystem effects in the Pacific Di Lorenzo et al. 2008; Mantua et al. 1997; Mendelssohn et al. 2003.
16:00-18:30 Dr. Louis Botsford, UC Davis Salmon population dynamics in the Pacific Northwest Botsford & Lawrence. 2002;
Hill et al. 2003;
Botsford et al. 2005;
Teo et al. in press.
16:00-18:30 Dr. Eileen Hofmann, Old Dominion University Southern Ocean Food Webs Costa et al. 2008; Lawson et al. 2008
12:00-1:00 Dr. Bill Peterson, NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center Forecasting salmon returns from ocean indicators
NOTE: class will meet at NOAA, Silver Spring, MD
Hooff, R. C., and W. T. Peterson. 2006; review Peterson and Schwing. 2003