Job Title: Research Scientist
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Place of Birth: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Further Education: University of Toronto (B.Sc. - 1991, Ph.D. - 1997).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia, Russia, United States, Japan, Korea, China
Brief synopsis of current research:
I currently conduct resarch into the investigation of the natural regulation of marine species off the west coast of Canada, with particular reference to climate-ocean dynamics. Understanding the influence of the environment on species' distribution, behaviour and survival is the first step towards managing marine resources under changing climate-ocean conditions. I also work on the development of new and innovative approaches to incorporating climate-ocean dynamics into stock assessments and management processes.
King, J. R., G. A. McFarlane and R.J. Beamish. 2000. Decadal scale patterns in the relative year class success of sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria). Fish. Oceangr. 9.
Beamish, R.J, G.A. McFarlane and J.R. King. In press. Fisheries Climatology: Understanding the Interannual and Decadal Scale Processes that Regulate British Columbia Fish Populations Naturally. In Fisheries Oceanography: A Science for the New Millennium. T. Parsons and P. Harrison [eds.]. Blackwell.
King, J. R., B. J. Shuter and A. P. Zimmerman. 1999. Empirical links between thermal habitat, fish growth and climate change. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 125: 656-665.
King, J. R., B. J. Shuter and A. P. Zimmerman. 1999. Signals of climate trends and extreme events in the thermal stratification pattern of multibasin Lake Opeongo. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 56: 1-6.
King, J. R., B. J. Shuter and A. P. Zimmerman. 1997. The response of the thermal stratification of South Bay (Lake Huron) to climatic variability. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 54: 1873-1882.
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