9:30 - 12:30 Wednesday, June 7, 2000
Time: Friday June 9 from 16.00 to 21.00 (late afternoon and dinner) and Saturday June 10 from 9.00 to 12.00
Place: University of Copenhagen
Abstract: Predicting the response of North Atlantic shelf ecosystems to climate variability and change will require an improved understanding of the basin-scale coupling between physical and biological processes. This session will focus on processes affecting large marine ecosystems (LME's) in both the Northeastern and Northwestern Atlantic. Specifically, comparisons will be made between climate variability, physical oceanography, biological oceanography, and the physical-biological coupling on both sides of the North Atlantic. One perspective that will be explored throughout the session views the North Atlantic as a composite of LME's, each possessing its own characteristic internal ecological dynamics, but also influenced to varying degrees by advective exchanges with its neighbouring ecosystems.