SHIN-ICHI UYE

Dr. Shin-ichi Uye (Japan) is a Distinguished Professor of Biological Oceanography at Hiroshima University.  His initial research interest was zooplankton production ecology through intensive studies on the population dynamics and productivity of major copepod species.  Around 1990, he noticed a significant increase of unhealthy copepods coated in jellyfish mucus, and then shifted his research interest to jellyfish.  He collaborated with some 20 researchers in the STOPJELLY Project to tackle problematic jellyfish blooms.  He has made great strides in understanding the life cycle and reproduction of the giant jellyfish Nemopilema nomurai, whose massive blooms cause severe damage to local fisheries.  Dr. Uye was formerly President of the Plankton Society of Japan (2001-2004) and also formerly President of the World Association of Copepodologists (2005-2008).  He organized the International Zooplankton Production Symposium (2007) and the International Jellyfish Bloom Symposium (2013) in Hiroshima.