Vital Rates Workshop
April 24 -25, 2000

Organizers: D. Gifford, D. McGillicuddy, C. Werner

The Vital Rates workshop will take place at the Carriage House, J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center of the National Academy of Sciences, 314 Quissett Avenue, Woods Hole, MA, on April 24 - 25, 2000.

Directions to J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center are available on-line at URL

Preliminary Agenda

(1) Review by each vital rates group of when/where measurements were made. Each SI or group is asked to provide a spreadsheet of these data on disk (Excel 5.0 or earlier), which can be integrated into a master list and posted on the program's homepage.

(2) Short presentation by each vital rates group of methods. The modelers have requested this so that they can better understand how we collect our data.

(3) Short review of modeling efforts for the benefit of vital rates SIs. The modelers are asked to tell the vital rates SIs what form of their data are most useful (e.g., seasonal averages; integrated water column numbers; etc.).

(4) Short reviews of major findings by each vital rates SI or group.

(5) Short reviews of major findings/predictions of modeling SIs or groups.

(6) Format of Workshop Report requested by the program office.

11 April 2000