Daniel Pauly, Chair of the Nereus Steering Committee and a member of the Advisory Board, and William Cheung, Director of the Nereus Program (Science) and Principle Investigator, have co-authored a paper titled “Polar lessons learned: long-term management based on shared threats in Arctic and Antarctic environments” in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. This paper looks at the threats to the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions, including climate change, pollution, fisheries overexploitation, and invasive species. The paper advises that “until the greenhouse-gas emissions that drive climate change can be reduced, it is crucial to address other threats (including pollution, fisheries overharvesting, and invasive species) that interact with climate change.”
Nereus members attend ICES/PICES Workshop on Modelling Effects of Climate Change on Fish and Fisheries
Charles Stock (Nereus Principal Investigator, NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory), Kelly Kearney (Nereus Alumni, Princeton), Yoshitaka Ota (Nereus Director, Policy, UBC) and William Cheung (Nereus Director, Science, UBC) participated in the ICES/PICES Workshop on Modelling Effects of Climate Change on Fish and Fisheries organized by NOAA in Seattle, from August 10 to 12.
by Mathieu Colléter, Nereus Fellow
I had the great opportunity of spending the last three weeks in France to attend two conferences: the 12th French fisheries scientists’ symposium in Montpellier, and “Our Common Future under Climate Change” scientific conference in Paris (CFCC). This was an insightful experience, and since this is my debut performance in the universe of blogging, I would like to share this by highlighting some of the main aspects of the presentations delivered in the beautiful city of Paris.
Richard Caddell on environmental activism at sea in the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2014
Richard Caddell, Senior Nereus Fellow at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, has published a paper entitled “Platforms, Protestors and Provisional Measures: The Arctic Sunrise Dispute and Environmental Activism at Sea” (PDF) in the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2014.
A pair of articles has been published in ScienceNordic, the “English-language source for science news from the Nordic countries”, on the Nereus report Predicting Future Oceans – Climate Change, Oceans & Fisheries and Nereus Co-director William Cheung’s paper “Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios” published in Science.
William Cheung attended the Third Author Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
William Cheung, Co-Director of the Nereus Program and Principle Investigator, attended the Third Author Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) from July 27 to 31, in Beijing, China. William is a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPBES assessment on Policy Support Tools and Methodology for Scenario Analysis and Modelling of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.
Daniel Dunn published on spatiotemporal patterns of rockfish bycatch in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Daniel Dunn, Nereus Senior Research Fellow in the Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab at Duke University, has published a paper titled “Spatiotemporal patterns of rockfish bycatch in US west coast groundfish fisheries: opportunities for reducing incidental catch of depleted species” in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
William Cheung, Co-Director of the Nereus Program and Principle Investigator, and Rashid Sumaila, Director of the UBC Fisheries Economics Research Unit, have been published in Marine Ecology Progress Series on “Economic incentives and overfishing: a bioeconomic vulnerability index”.
by Muhammed Oyinlola, Nereus Fellow
Unknowingly to us, we leave remnant wherever we go, a footprint to tell others that “I was here”, the café shop mug with our fingerprint, the lady at the supermarket with our smile, our precious advise to our colleague at work, or our quest to solve other people’s problems (let’s focus on our good sides). However, we do create some problems intentionally or unintentionally. One thing is for sure — we will definitely leave part of us behind, either good or bad.
Rebecca Asch, Nereus Program Senior Research Fellow at Princeton, has published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) on…