Coltrane (Copepod Life-history Traits and Adaptation to Novel Environments)

Copepod life history and lipid strategy in a changing Arctic — A new trait-based approach to data synthesis, modeling, and end-to-end integration US National Science Foundation, 2014–17 Lead investigator: Neil Banas; co-investigators: Julie Keister, Kristin Laidre, Jinlun Zhang (Univ of Washington), Carin Ashjian (Woods Hole), Robert Campbell (Univ of Rhode Island); collaborators: Torkel Nielsen, Thomas … Read more…

Northwest Coastal Stories: Turbulence and Uncertainty in Science and in Culture

Program on the Comparative History of Ideas (CHID), Oceanography, and Honors Program, 2004–2013 Course announcement: This course will follow Jonathan Raban’s remarkable travelogue Passage to Juneau on a tour through the human and natural history of the Pacific Northwest coastal waters. We’ll discuss chaos theory and the circulation of Puget Sound; coastal ecology and climate … Read more…

Adding fine-scale trophic complexity to a plankton model

Natural plankton communities are far more diverse than even a very complicated numerical model can account for. The ASTroCAT model (Allometric/Stochastic Trophic Complexity Analysis Tool) is an experiment in systematically resolving the complexity in phytoplankton–microzooplankton trophic interactions, and exploring the effects of this complexity on ecosystem structure, function, and predictability. The model runs interactively in … Read more…