Target Species Meeting Agenda

The GLOBEC Georges Bank target species meeting will be held on Jan. 19 - 21, 2005 at the Three Chimneys Inn, Durham, NH. Cod and haddock larvae will be discussed on Wednesday, Pseudocalanus on Thursday, and Calanus on Friday. Thanks to all who have expressed interest in attending. If you would like to attend but haven't yet responded, limited space is still available. Please be sure to register as soon as possible at the following site:

A draft agenda is included below. Each meeting day will follow a similar format. If you have suggestions about the general format or about items that should be included for a particular target species, please let us know. We would like to start each day with a brief review of the questions about each target species that were addressed by synthesis-phase proposals; please let us know if you would like to volunteer to present a review.

Ultimate Goal

To identify research areas where GLOBEC results suggest a new conceptual model of biological processes in the Georges Bank/Gulf of Maine region and to develop a plan for testing these hypotheses. Specific Goals

To provide updates on population dynamics modeling, spatial distributions, and on egg production, growth, and mortality data.

To identify important events or problem areas that need attention.

To identify what data must be shared among groups to further the understanding of the target species.

To compare patterns of variability in target species with one another and with other important species.

General format for each meeting day

Introductory remarks

Welcome and logistics

Review of the questions asked at the beginning of the synthesis phase (10 - 20 minutes).


10 minute talks, brief introduction to posters, poster session

Discussion sessions targeting particular questions:

How have recent results and synthesis answered or changed the questions that were asked about the target species? As the synthesis phase is coming to an end, what are the most important questions about each target species?

What data do we have and/or need to answer these questions? What information do we need from different groups?

How are key patterns of variability of the target species related to variability in other species?

Where do we go from here? What additional data from other groups would be most beneficial to answering key questions?

Day 1: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - General Discussion
Start time: 10:30am
1000 Registration
Setup your computer in the Marbury meeting room
1030 General Discussion I
1200 Lunch - THE MARBURY
1330 General Discussion II
1530 Coffee Break
1600 General Discussion III
1730 Wrap-up
1830 Dinner - COPPERS

Day 2: Thursday, January 20, 2005 - Pseudocalanus and cod/haddock larvae
Start time: 8:30am
0730 - 0830   Registration - THE MARBURY
0800Breakfast(for overnight - MAPLES, Main dining room
0830 Welcome and logistics
0900 Presentations:
  • Maintenance of Pseudocalanus spp. on Georges Bank: differential use of the Bank
    Ann Bucklin
  • Population dynamics of Pseudocalanus spp. in coastal waters of the western Gulf of Maine
    Ann Bucklin or Chris Manning
  • The effect of spatial and temporal variation in zooplankton concentrations on larval cod growth on Georges Bank: a comparison of two years based on modelling and observations
    Jeffrey A. Runge
  • The factors affecting growth of cod and haddock larvae on Georges Bank
    Larry Buckley
1000 Break
1030 Discussion Session I
1200 Lunch - THE MARBURY
1330 Discussion Session II & III
  • Interannual variability of copepods on Georges Bank
    Edward Durbin
1530 Coffee Break
1600 Discussion Session IV
1700 Wrap-up
1830 Dinner - COPPERS

Day 3: Friday, January 21, 2005 - Calanus
Start time: 8:30am
0800 Breakfast -THE MAPLES, main dining room
0830 Welcome and logistics
0840 Calanus introduction
0900 Presentations:
  • The diet of Calanus finmarchicus on Georges Bank
    Dian Gifford
  • Characteristics of Egg Production of Calanus finmarchicus and Pseudocalanus spp. on Georges Bank: 1994-1999.
    Jeffrey A. Runge
  • Transport and retention of dormant copepods in the deep Gulf of Maine
    Catherine Johnson
  • Calanus Production on Georges Bank
    Robert Campbell.
  • Interannual variation of population genetic diversity of Calanus finmarchicus (Copepoda Calanoida) in the Gulf of Maine, Northwest Atlantic.
    E. Unal
1010 Break
1030 Discussion Session I
1200 Lunch - THE MARBURY
1330 Discussion Session II & III
1530 Break
1600 Discussion Session IV
1700 Wrap-up

  1. Directions to the meeting can be found here.
  2. Room check in is at the front desk, at the first building on the left as you come up the driveway. Meeting check location will be posted shortly.
  3. The last meal of the meeting will be lunch on Friday although if you are staying over Friday evening, you will be able to buy your dinner at the inn.
  4. Posters will be displayed in the meeting room, Madbury, in the main building. Please set up your poster when you first arrive at the meeting.
  5. Room check-out time is 1100.
  6. To contact people attending the meeting call 603.868.7800 or toll-free 1.888.399.9777, and leave your message.
  7. For a printable version of the agenda, click here.
  8. For a list of the poster presentations, click here.
  9. For a list of the oral presentations, click here.