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Call for Abstracts: Special Issue of Ecosystem Services on “Multiple Values for the Management and Sustainable Use of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services”

Ecosystem Services‘ special edition on “Multiple Values for the Management and Sustainable Use of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services” will include empirical and theoretical/conceptual research that propose and/or apply methods and tools to elicit diverse values associated with ES in coastal and marine social-ecological systems.

“Limits of the Oceans” Symposium A Success

From December 21 to 22 , 2017, Principal Investigators from new partner institutes of the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program convened in Tokyo to present research and engage in rich discussions of the various challenges facing the world’s oceans. Speakers covered a diverse range of topics, including climate change impacts on marine ecosystems, the role of fisheries and food security in the South Pacific islands, and the complexity of social responsibility in seafood supply chains

Migratory species connectivity across the oceans: COP12 Convention on Migratory Species

Not all fish swim the same way. Some fish will live their whole lives swimming around a tiny home range, while others migrate 5000 km across the Atlantic ocean in just a few months. Even among those that move over large areas, there is a lot of variability.

“Some fish have specific migratory routes, like bluefin tuna — they are most definitely going from point a to point b. They have life stages on either side, breeding in one place and feeding in the other,” says Daniel Dunn, Nereus Program Principal Investigator at Duke University. “Other fish like yellowfin tuna don’t have specific routes — they move and breed across the whole tropical ocean.”

Now open for research: The East Carolina University (ECU) Fisheries Oceanography Lab / The Asch Lab

The East Carolina University (ECU) Fisheries Oceanography Lab is now open and being run by Rebecca Asch, a Senior Nereus Fellow at Princeton University from 2013 to 2016.

The Asch Lab’s research program focuses on interactions between fisheries, plankton ecology, and climate change and climate variability. Their research approach combines fieldwork, time series analysis, and ecosystem modeling, spanning local-to-global and subseasonal-to-centennial scales.