We’re hitting the road this week: Jennifer Hoey will talk about population genomics of summer flounder at the NYAPOPGEN meeting on Wednesday at Stony Brook (Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn is also going), and Malin is giving the Bevan Series lecture on Thursday at the U. Washington on adapting to climate change in marine ecosystems and fisheries.
Great meeting of northeast US researchers working on various types and applications of species distribution models at Yale today. Becca, Emily, and Malin attended and presented.
Malin was out in San Francisco last week to talk on a panel, “Can We Save the Oceans from Ourselves?” at the World Conference of Science Journalists. He came back inspired by a room full of science journalists inspired to tell stories about not only the problems facing the ocean, but also the solutions.
Fall here in New Jersey, and time for apple picking!
Zoë Kitchel, René Clark, and Lisa McManus joined this fall as new PhD students (Zoë and René) and as a new postdoc (Lisa). We’re excited to welcome them on board! Zoë’s interests are on the impacts of climate change and variability on marine ecosystems and will joining our NSF Coupled Natural Human (CNH) systems project in the California Current. René is fascinated by conservation genetics and will likely help with our NSF PIRE project examining century-scale genomic changes in heavily exploited marine fishes. Lisa is working on eco-evolutionary models for coral reefs, in collaboration with Daniel Schindler (U. Washington) and the Coral Reef Alliance.
Just had a wonderful couple days in Lacawac Sanctuary for a writing retreat with our lab and the Jensen lab. Beautiful setting, good food cooked by all, and productive space for thinking and collaborating!
Nice interview with Becca on her research showing that warming is transforming predator-prey interactions in the Northeast US:
2017 field season was a big success, with Michelle, Katrina, Allison, Malin, Gerry, Apollo, and Rodney. Check out some photos here.
The Rutgers Climate Institute and the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance have put together two videos that do a nice job illustrating the impacts of climate change on the Jersey shore and fisheries:
- Climate Change and the Jersey Shore: Impacts on Coastal Communities, Ecosystems and Economies (24 min)
- Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change: A New Jersey Perspective (10 min)
Lots of great presentations this month:
- Jennifer presented 25 years of changes in population genetic patterns of summer flounder at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) meeting in Portland, OR
- Sarah presented on genomic evidence for evolutionary rescue in little brown bats hit by white nose syndrome, also at ESA
- Malin gave three talks: how ecology can help meet the UN sustainable development goals, how to teach about climate change (with Rebecca Jordan), and how climate change impacts in the ocean are different than those on land (all at ESA)
- Becca talked about changing predator-prey interactions as a result of warming in the Northeast US at the American Fisheries Society (AFS) meeting in Tampa, FL
- Jim presented a detailed projection of marine animal distributions in North America over the coming century (AFS)
- Allison presented some of her Ph.D. work on eco-evolutionary dynamics in salmon (AFS)