May 2017: Welcome to Agnes Olin, who is starting a PhD with Dr Ruedi Nager (Glasgow Uni), Dr Peter Wright (Marine Scotland Science), and me to mechanistically link detailed climate-ocean hindcasts and projections to kittiwakes and other threatened Scottish seabirds.
Feb 2017: We are embarking on two major, new field/modelling projects as part of the NERC Changing Arctic Ocean initiative: Arctic PRIZE, tracing the effects of sea-ice loss from mixing and nutrients up through phytoplankton dynamics to food-web impacts; and DIAPOD, a pan-Arctic synthesis and new experiments on the response of Calanus copepods to Arctic change.
Oct 2016: New paper in Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.: “Traits controlling body size in copepods: Separating general constraints from species-specific strategies,” with Bob Campbell.
Aug 2016: Congratulations to Laura Hobbs (who just joined us as a postdoc) on being named University of the Highlands and Islands Postgraduate Student of the Year, for her thesis on vertical migration in Arctic zooplankton!
Jun 2016: Welcome to PhD students Soizic Garnier and Thai Hoa Nguyen, working on physical and biogeochemical modelling of US Pacific Northwest fjords and Scottish sea lochs.