Apex predators in the ocean

Principal Investigators:

James F. Kitchell

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My overall goal is to develop a synthesis of the many and varied derivations of bioenergetics models for fishes. The result will be published as a set of general guidelines for estimating parameters, evaluating constraints and developing applications for future uses of this modeling approach. As an extension of that, I will convene a workshop group which will develop a modeling approach designed to test the generality of the synthesis result and use it to evaluate the role of sharks in selected marine food webs.


Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow16th January—15th July 1997Participant List  
Workshop30th January—1st February 1997Participant List  
Graduate Student14th April—15th June 1997Participant List  
Workshop23rd—26th May 1997Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

James F. Kitchellkitchell@mhub.limnology.wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin
Christofer H. Boggscboggs@honlab.nmfs.hawaii.eduNOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Greg CaillietMoss Landing Marine Laboratory
James H. Cowanjhcowan@lsu.eduUniversity of Southern Alabama
Robert C. Francisbfrancis@u.washington.eduUniversity of Washington
Sture HanssonStockholm University
Xi Hexhe@state.ma.usMassachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Robert J. Olsonrolson@iattc.orgInterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission
Carl J. Waltersc.walters@fisheries.ubc.caUniversity of British Columbia
Kerim Aydinkerim.aydin@noaa.govUniversity of Washington

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Book Dodson, Stanley I. 1998. Physiological Ecology: A User's Guide to Ecology. Oxford University Press. Oxford.
Presentations Hansson, Sture. 1998. Human effects of the Baltic Sea ecosystem: Fishing and eutrophication. Wakefield Fisheries Symposium "Ecosystem Considerations in Fisheries Management". Anchorage, Alaska.
Report or White Paper Hansson, Sture. 1999. Human effects of the Baltic Sea ecosystem: Fishing and eutrophication. Edited by Presented at the 1998 Wakefield Fisheries Symposium "Ecosystem Considerations in Fisheries Management" in Anchorage, Alaska Wakefield Fisheries Symposium: Ecosystem Approaches for Fisheries Management. Anchorage, AK. Pages 405-406.
Report or White Paper Kitchell, James F. 1997. Workshops on Apex Predators in Marine Systems: Final Report to NCEAS. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Kitchell, James F.; Boggs, Christofer H.; He, Xi; Walters, Carl J. 1999. Keystone predators in the Central Pacific. Proceedings of the 12th Wakefield Symposium on Ecological Considerations in Fisheries Management. University Alaska Sea Grant. Anchorage, Alaska. Pages 665-683.
Journal Article Pace, Michael L.; Cole, Jonathan J.; Carpenter, Stephen R.; Kitchell, James F. 1999. Trophic cascades revealed in diverse ecosystems. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Vol: 14(12). Pages 483-488.
Journal Article Post, David M.; Taylor, J. P.; Kitchell, James F.; Olson, M. H.; Schindler, Daniel E.; Herwig, B. R. 1998. The role of migratory waterfowl as nutrient vectors in a managed wetland. Conservation Biology. Vol: 12. Pages 910-920.
"Apex predators in the ocean" is project ID: 2010