Institute of

Sea Fisheries

ICES Workshop on Growth-increment Chronologies in Marine Fish: climate-ecosystem interactions in the North Atlantic (WKGIC)


WKGIC will meet to learn basic fundamentals chronology-development techniques, based on growth structures in marine fish.

(© International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES))

Over the past decade, a growing network of chronologies has been developed from annual growth-increment widths in fish and bivalves in the North Pacific. These chronologies have been integrated across species, marine regions, and other biological time-series to develop indicators and identify climate drivers of productivity and functioning at the ecosystem level.

For the upcoming workshop, representatives of major fisheries laboratories will assemble to learn basic fundamentals chronology-development techniques and, most importantly, identify the most promising species and collections that would be suitable for such an approach in the North Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic, and Mediterranean regions.

WKGIC will be held 2-3 December at the Thuenen Institute in Hamburg, Germany, and will be chaired by Dr. Bryan Black (University of Texas at Austin, USA) und Dr. Christoph Stransky (Thuenen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg, Germany).