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…

FISH 330: Climate Impacts on Marine Ecosystems (2013)

Course announcement: This course links the physics of climate to marine ecosystem processes, exploring both observed climate impacts from the past and projected impacts of human-caused climate change in the future. Case studies include a spectrum of organisms from plankton to whales, in polar, sub-arctic, temperate, tropical, and upwelling ecosystems. We will also discuss the … 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…