Malin and Rene just came back from the Philippines where they participated in a 12-day bioinformatics and genomics workshop hosted at Silliman University. This annual workshop is part of a larger NSF-funded PIRE project investigating Centennial Genetic and Species Transformations in the Epicenter of Marine Biodiversity.
In a new paper published online today in Progress in Oceanography, Diane Thompson and collaborators (including Malin) show how ocean currents transport coral larvae throughout the western Tropical Pacific, and how the barriers posed by these currents have helped shape where species are found.
We went to School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science at University of Washington in Seattle to meet with collaborators on an NSF funded Coupled Natural Human Systems Grant looking at the Dynamics of Adaptation to Climate-Driven Variability in California Current Fisheries And Fishing Communities.
Katrina took a moment to chat with Rob Crystal-Ornelas on the ESA Student Section podcast, “Science in Progress”. In the episode, they discuss backyard ecology projects such as bee keeping, composting and brewing kombucha!
Becca Selden teamed up with DataSpire’s Kristin Hunter-Thomson to develop an educational resource with Science Friday’s educational director Ariel Zych. The resource teaches 7-12th grade high school students to interpret the impacts of warming oceans on marine ecosystems. Lab members Katrina Catalano, and Lisa McManus provided valuable scientific review of the resource prior to its publication.
The ocean is changing. As it changes, the ecosystem and the species within the ocean are impacted, sometimes in surprising ways. This is a story about how some of those changes—in temperature, where fish populations live, and the fishing communities that rely upon them—could play out along the Atlantic Coast in the next century. It’s also a story about making predictions and using evidence from data. Here’s how it’s going to work:
Read a story from the docks of New England: What’s changing?
Meet a scientist and think like one: How do we collect data on the oceans?
Think like a fish: Use data to model changes in fish populations.
Make predictions: Use your model to make predictions and inform the community