The 4th CLimate Impacts on Oceanic TOp Predators (CLIOTOP) Symposium will take place in Keelung, Taiwan in 2018. Entitled 'Oceanic biodiversity under climate change: shifts in natural and human systems', the symposium will seek to evaluate responses to, and impacts of, climate variability and change on marine top predator species and their food chains, alongside identifying risk assessment and evaluation tools that incorporate these variabilities for improved sustainable resource management, amongst other objectives.
The symposium will be ambitious in scope, dealing with a wide variety of themes over the four days. These will include integrated modelling of systems based on shared socio-economic scenario pathways, which is intended to lead to projection of future patterns in marine ecosystems. Also of paramount importance will be responses of top predator life history dynamics to natural and anthropogenic drivers of variability and change, as well as the implications of variability in these predators spatial dynamics.
More information on the conference will follow in the months leading up to the conference.