Research scientist, French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), Head of Ifremer Research Unit Functional Physiology of Marine Organisms, Associate Director of the joint research unit LEMAR – Marine Environmental Sciences Laboratory
Since 1994, Pierre’s research is dedicated to genetics and genomics of bivalves. Most of his research is connected with aquaculture or conservation issues and has led to over 130 publications, resulting in his recent designation as the most productive author in a recent bibliometric analysis of oyster research worldwide.
Research scientist, French Research Institute for Development (IRD)
François research activities are focused on the dynamics of coastal food webs. His approach of trophic ecology is generalist, combining field and laboratory works as well as modeling, from the naturalist predator-prey relationship to the macro-ecology theoretical food webs.
Research scientist, French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), Director of the joint research unit AMURE – Centre for the Law and Economics of the Sea.
Olivier’s research focuses on the development of decision-support approaches and tools for the management of coastal and marine resources, including ecological-economic modeling, and the economics of ecosystem-based approaches to natural resources management. Key areas of application include the regulation of commercial and recreational fisheries, aquaculture, multiple ecosystem uses, chronic and accidental pollution of coastal waters, as well as biodiversity conservation policies including Marine Protected Areas.
Research scientist, French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer)
For the last two decades Verena has been working on abundance estimation methods as well as the use of statistical modelling and indicators for ecosystem assessments, as well as population, community and socio-ecosystem studies. She has a long standing interest in traditional and alternative observation methods for abundance monitoring and behavioral studies.
Baja California Sur, México
Hamilton, New Zealand
Ryan B Carnegie
Professor at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Canada) in the School of the Environment and the School of Business.
Anthony is a transdisciplinary researcher on fisheries, coasts and oceans, covering such themes as ecosystem-based management, sustainability, marine protected areas, community-based management, and climate change adaptation. He leads the Community Conservation Research Network (www.CommunityConservation.Net), a global initiative conservation and sustainable livelihoods within local communities. He has authored/co-authored several books, including Sustainable Fishery Systems; Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation; Governing the Coastal Commons; and The Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development.
Keith R. Criddle
Researcher at the Department of Biological Sciences and Centre for Climate and Energy Transformations at the University of Bergen, Norway.
Dorothy has a PhD from the University of Bergen in Fisheries Biology and Management Her interdisciplinary background includes expertise with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) theory and methods as applied in marine and systems biotechnology. She also has specialized in the fields of science for policy and post-normal science.
Leading the Economic Analyses Unit at the Thuenen-Institute of Sea Fisheries (Bremerhaven, Germany)
Ralf is a natural resource economist specialised in fisheries economics. He advises the German government and the European Commission in economic aspects of fisheries policies. His areas of expertise include fisheries management, economic impact assessment of management measures, ecosystem based fisheries management and sustainability economics.
Gravenhage, The Netherlands
Wageningen UR, The Netherlands
Doug Lipton is the Senior Research Scientist for Economics for the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (Silver Spring, Maryland, USA).
He is also Associate Professor, Emeritus at the University of Maryland College Park, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics where he served on the faculty from 1989-2013. Doug’s research focuses on a wide variety of marine resource economics issues including, commercial and recreational fisheries economics, non-market valuation of marine resources and aquaculture.
Richard Lorne Little
Rich Little is a Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, in Hobart, Australia.
His research specialises in modelling population dynamics, economics, and management decision-making in natural resource and marine environmental science. Much of this work has focused on the Coral Reef Finfish Fishery of the Great Barrier Reef, where he has worked on the development of a computer-based decision support tool called ELFSim. He has published work widely on modelling tradeable permit markets for fisheries quota, artificial intelligence mechanisms (Bayesian Belief Networks) for simulating fishing behaviour, and the economics of marine protected areas. His current research interest has focused on the use of computer-based biophysical process-models for financial risk management purposes, and he is also currently associated with Marine Visual Technologies, an initiative interested in developing solutions to support sustainable fisheries management using advanced computation techniques.
Flavia Lucena Fredou
Senior scientist with the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Ellen role is to provide scientific advice on issues related to benthic species and habitats both nationally and internationally. Her research focuses on the benthic ecology of the continental shelf and slopes; impacts of fishing on benthic communities; and population genetics of marine organisms. Outcomes of her research contribute to identification of vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs), ecologically or biologically significant areas (EBSAs); marine protected area selection and design; and sustainable fishing practices.
Associate Professor of Zoology, Rhodes University, South Africa.
My research relates to trophic interactions in aquatic ecosystems, with particular focus on trophic pathways that connect habitats, feeding plasticity in consumers, and food web dynamics through space and time.
Carlos is a geneticist specialised in population genetics and genomics of marine organisms, with special focus on commercial bivalves. His current research topics include genetics of populations in the Atlantic - Mediterranean transition, genetic and environmental determinants of transcriptomic differences among individuals and populations, and the genomic basis of intra and interspecific differences in individual growth rate.
Mohamed Salah Romdhane
Dale Edward Squires
Research scientist in Department of Marine Biology at South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (Guangzhou), Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Ziniu has been working on genetics and molecular biology on bivalves (primarily on oysters and recently on giant clams too) for the last two decades, which led to ～100 articles published in internationally peer-reviewed journals. His research has solid connections with aquaculture and mollusk immunology which involves field and laboratory works.