CR_fraserJean Grandville


Dec 2017: Hally Stone’s paper examining mechanisms driving interannual variation in water properties in the Northern California Current is in press at J. Geophys. Res.

Dec 2017: Our group is part of eight talks and posters at AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences this coming Feb.

July 2017: Welcome to PhD student Euan McRae, who is working with Dr Geraint Tarling and me to extend the Coltrane model to krill and the Southern Ocean.

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 programme: 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 Front. Mar. Res. rolling out the Coltrane copepod model and showing initial results for Disko Bay, the Bering Sea, and the Northeast Pacific.

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.

Oct 2016: Announcing a new NOAA ecoforecasting project, “MERHAB: An early warning system for Pseudo-nitzschia harmful algal blooms on US Pacific Northwest beaches.”