Study Investigates the Dynamics of Marine Populations at a Global Scale

Sunday, Nov 15, 2015

Modeling the dynamics of marine populations at a global scale - from phytoplankton to fish - is necessary if scientists are to quantify how climate change and other broad-scale anthropogenic actions affect the supply of marine-based food.  A recent study led by James Watson, while a postdoc in the AOS Program, investigates the dynamics of marine populations at a global scale using a simple size-based food web model coupled to simulations of global ocean physics and biogeochemistry.  GFDL Scientist Charles Stock, an AOS collaborator, and AOS Director Jorge Sarmiento are coauthors of the study published in Progress in Oceanography.