Nereus Program researchers will be attending the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme for the 2016 meeting is: Ocean Sciences at the Interface. The 2016 Ocean Science Meeting will highlight processes at interfaces and how the work at such interfaces advances the study of ocean sciences and shapes the impact of our research on society.
Thomas Froelicher, 2012-2013 Senior Research Fellow (Princeton), will be the convener of the session entitled “Ocean heat and carbon uptake and storage: observations, mechanisms and feedbacks” and will give a talk on “Exploring confidence and uncertainty in projections of potential marine ecosystem stressors under climate change”. Ryan Rykaczewski, Nereus alumnus (University of South Carolina), will chair the session “Ecosystem Responses to Climate Variability in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Ecosystems”.
Rebecca Ash, Nereus Fellow (Princeton), will be presenting “Projecting the Effects of 21st Century Climate Change on the Distribution and Phenology of Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations.” Nereus Fellow (Princeton) Colleen Petrick will present “Examining recruitment paradigms under projected climate change with a global fish model.” Nereus Fellow (Duke University) Maria De Oca will present “A Bayesian hierarchical model for estimating the phytoplankton physiology parameter PBopt in the equatorial Pacific” and “Ocean Filmmaking Camp @ Duke Marine Lab: Building Community with Ocean Science for a Better World.” Nereus Fellow (Princeton) Natasha Henschke will be presenting “Modeling Global Relationships Between Climate and Scyphozoan Jellyfish Blooms.”