Publicationsview all

  • From tiny phytoplankton to massive tuna: how climate change will affect energy flows in ocean ecosystems

    Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species. Levels of phytoplankton in an ocean area may seem like a good predictor for the amount of fish that can be caught there, but a new study by Nereus Program researchers finds that this relationship is not so straightforward

  • Climate, Anchovy, and Sardine

    According to the FAO, anchovy and sardine made up 13% of global catch in 2012. These small fish are consumed by humans, marine mammals, seabirds, squid, and other fish. They are also used for aquaculture feed, industrial oil, and health supplements. “Climate, Anchovy, and Sardine” a new study in the Annual Review of Marine Science, co-authored by Nereus Alumni Rebecca Asch (Princeton University) and Ryan Rykaczewski (University of South Carolina), reviews the past, present, and future of anchovy and sardine.

  • 1.5°C Paris Agreement target could net six million tonnes of fish annually

    Meeting the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5°C will have large benefits to fisheries, finds a new Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program study published in Science. For every degree Celsius decrease in global warming, potential fish catches could increase by more than three million tonnes per year.

Eventsview all

Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for the Wider Caribbean and Central America

Nereus fellow Daniel Dunn (Duke) will be attending the CBD Sustainable Ocean Initiative Capacity-Building Workshop for the Wider Caribbean and...
February 20 - February 24
Crowne Plaza San José Corobici Conference Center

Association of the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2017 Meeting

On March 3, Nereus fellow Gabriel Reygondeau (UBC) will be delivering a talk at the Association for the Sciences of...
February 26 - March 3
Hawaii Convention Centre

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  • Top ten ocean and fisheries stories of the year on the Nereus Program website

    The ten most popular stories on the Nereus Program website in 2016, including on El Ninos, fishing subsidies, Brexit, science fiction prototyping, the TPP, salps, jellyfish fisheries, vaquita and the South China Sea.

  • In response to: A Global Estimate of Seafood Consumption by Coastal Indigenous Peoples

    Traditionally, Indigenous people have resisted research, especially quantitative research that has fed into the imposition of discriminatory socio-economic and political policies to the detriment of Indigenous communities. However, having access to a global database that quantifies fish consumption specifically by Coastal Indigenous peoples around the world, is a critical contribution to Indigenous struggle on a number of fronts.

  • The Madingley model and questions of abstraction and scale

    Madingley is a global computational model. To a broad approximation, the Madingley model represents all (most) forms of life. It achieves this by using what’s called a functional-type representation. Species are aggregated in to broad categories that describe a select number of their properties, rather than everything about them. For some, this conceptual leap is too much. Why take a step towards representing all life, but miss the explicit inclusion of species? The answer lies in making the best of human knowledge, and balancing computational expense.