Our new research published in Global Change Biology suggests warming oceans will alter the functional role of Atlantic cod in the Northeast U.S LME, but warm-water predators like spiny dogfish may compensate. Functional diversity in temperature preferences among piscivores may buffer the impacts of warming on predator-prey interactions.
Research is featured here
A two-day symposium I organized with Roger Griffis (NOAA) and Jay Peterson (NOAA) highlighted recent research on shifting species distributions and their consequences for fisheries. Presenters provided insights from a diverse array of expertise from natural science, economics, social science, and law. Abstracts for the symposium: Day 1, Day 2
The symposium was featured here
Our research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that protection of large sheephead in a marine reserve enhances urchin mortality, especially for the biggest urchins.
Research featured here
Article can be found here
Becca was invited to present her PhD and post-doctoral research in the departmental seminar series at Bowdoin College, her alma mater. She presented a talk entitled “Climate, fishing, and marine food webs: predator-prey interactions in a changing ocean.” Her research and career to date were featured on the Bowdoin website! See community.bowdoin.edu/news/2016/10/becca-selden-06-looks-into-the-sea-to-study-climate-change/ for more!
While vacationing in La Paz, we had the chance to snorkel with whale sharks that come into the bay in December to feed on abundant krill. I swam with this one continuously for about 5 minutes, and had the opportunity to encounter 7 others during the trip. It was an incredible experience, and one to cross off the bucket list!