Chair: Graham Pierce
The work of the expert groups overseen by SSGEF is integral to implementing the ecosystem approaches to fisheries and marine management, helping to provide the science base that will allow us to understand and predict the effects of fisheries on marine ecosystems, and effects of natural and anthropogenic changes in ecosystems on fisheries. The expert groups cover wide-ranging topics including physical oceanography, via the biology and ecology of zooplankton, crabs, Crangon, cephalopods anadromous fish and seabirds to biodiversity and molecular texonomy. Although not their primary focus, several of these groups also carry out stock assessment and provide management advice.
Some of the work carried out by expert groups under SSGEF in 2012 included:
Species discrimination by DNA barcoding (source: Bucklin et al., 2010)