Ken DenmanResearcher Profile

Kenneth Denman

Job Title: Research Scientist
Employer: Institute of Ocean Sciences, DFO, Canada
Place of Birth: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Public School attended: King Edward School, Calgary
High School attended: Central High School, Calgary
Further Education: University of Calgary (B.Sc. - Physics), University of British Columbia (Ph.D. - Physics and Oceanography).
Geographic focus of research: North Pacific Ocean, Japan, USA

Brief synopsis of current research:
I study the interactions between biological and physical processes in the ocean. Currently, I am developing coupled physical-biological models of upper ocean planktonic foodwebs, including life history models of large zooplankton. I have recently undertaken several studies with moored sequential sediment traps and current meters over the continental margin off British Columbia to characterize the temporal, onshore-offshore, and vertical variations in the amount and nature of sinking particles in the ocean. I was Convening Lead Author in the IPCC Climate Change 1995 report of a chapter titled "Marine biotic responses to environmental change and feedbacks to climate", have served on the international and Canadian JGOFS Scientific Steering Committees, serve on the International GOOS Steering and Executive Committees, and have chaired the IGBP/WCRP/SCOR ad hoc Planning Committee for the Global Ocean Euphotic Zone Study (GOEZS). I am Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. In my spare time I enjoy running, cycling, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, gardening, reading, watching movies, eating and arguing. I do not enjoy rain, mowing the lawn, or paperwork of any kind.

Mailing address:
Institute of Ocean Sciences, 9860 West Saanich Road, PO Box 6000, Sidney, BC, Canada, V8L 4B2

Recent Publications:

Denman, K.L. and M.A. Peña. 1999. A coupled 1-D biological/physical model of the northeast subarctic Pacific Ocean with iron limitation. Deep-Sea Res. II. (in press).

Peña, M.A., K.L. Denman, S.E. Calvert, R.E. Thomson, and J.R. Forbes. 1999. The seasonal cycle in sinking particle fluxes off Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Deep-Sea Res. II. (in press).

Li, Ming, A.E. Gargett and K.L. Denman, 1999. Seasonal and interannual variability of estuarine circulation in a box model of the Strait of Georgia and Juan de Fuca Strait. Atmos.-Ocean, 37, 1-19.

Denman, K.L., M.A. Peña, and S.P. Haigh. 1998. Simulations of marine ecosystem response to climate variation with a one dimensional coupled ecosystem/mixed layer model. pp. 141-147. In: Biotic Impacts of Extratropical Climate Variability in the Pacific, Proceedings ‘Aha Huliko’a Hawaiian Winter Workshop, University of Hawaii at Manoa, January 25-29, 1998.

Freeland, H.J., K.L. Denman, C.S. Wong, F. Whitney, and R. Jacques, 1997. Evidence of change in the winter mixed layer in the northeast Pacific Ocean, Deep-Sea Res., 44, 2117-2129.