With the announcement of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) 2022 Fellows, Dr. Malin Pinsky was honored for his significant contributions to the field of marine biology. The AAAS is widely regarded as a multidisciplinary scientific society focused on the advancement of scientific discoveries.
The FishGlob biodiversity synthesis group has created a database comprised of 26 public scientific bottom trawl surveys into a user interface. This is the first known database of this depth with special interest in demersal fish surveys. Collectively, the database includes over 230,000 hauls with more than 2,000 fish taxa from 1963 to 2020, from the North Atlantic and the Northwest Pacific continental shelves and slopes. The FishGlob pre-print can be found here.
Members of the lab had the opportunity to attend and present at the American Society of Naturalists’ Asilomar 2023 Conference from January 6th to 9th at Pacific Grove, California. Strong storms were braved and massive swells were overcome to discuss ecology and evolution at such a beautiful location. Links to presentation descriptions and pictures from the conference can be found below: