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Fisheries Ecology

In the Nye Lab, we want
to do nothing less than
change the world.


WE AIM TO USE BOTH SCIENCE AND EMPATHY to approach environmental problems by understanding the dynamics of the natural world and how they can affect people and communities. The scientific endeavor should be a welcoming, accessible, and sustainable career choice and as such, the Nye lab is committed to increasing diversity and combating racism by fostering a safe and creative environment for all scholars interested in advancing knowledge and finding creative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. We do not tolerate racism, bigotry, discrimination, harassment or dishonesty. We actively support those who might experience such acts and work within our spheres of influence to prevent any and all forms of oppression.

The research in the Nye lab centers around fisheries oceanography and ecology. We use mathematical and statistical methods to study fish populations and coastal ecosystems. Our current research is focused on how environmental variability and anthropogenic climate change including ocean acidification affects fishes, populations, marine ecosystems and fisheries. Past research has documented shifts in spatial distribution of fish in response to warming water temperatures and fishing and sought to determine the mechanisms behind changes in distribution and abundance. Current research seeks to understand how climate influences fish populations, trophic interactions, and the emergent properties of marine ecosystems.  

OPEN DATA SCIENCE is the way in which we ensure our science is as state-of-the-art, transparent, reproducible and accessible as possible.  Please check out the repositories on the Nye Lab GitHub site to learn more about our science and coding.

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