Report of the

U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank

Target Species Meeting

19 - 21 January 2005, New Hampshire

 


Cover Page

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Narrative

Poster Presentations

Oral Presentations

Appendix I: Agenda

Appendix II: List of Participants

Appendix III: List of Planned Publications

Introduction

The GLOBEC Georges Bank target species meeting was held on Jan. 19 - 21, 2005 at the Three Chimneys Inn, Durham, NH. Wednesday was devoted to general discussions of goals and overriding questions and a common approach was decided upon. Cod and haddock larvae and Pseudocalanus were discussed on Thursday, and Calanus on Friday. Thanks to all who attended.

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.

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?