Climate Change Impacts on Seafood Security:

As climate change continues to accelerate globally, associated impacts to local seafood predicted to become more common. The Navarro Lab provides information to community stakeholders as to how oceanographic change can disrupt local ecosystems and ultimately to the stability of and access to seafood supplies. The lab focuses on forage species because of their importance to food web dynamics. Lab opportunities include research on the market squid, Doryteuthis opalescens, and Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii

Undergraduate Research Projects:

Dawn Wehde, Undergraduate Researcher and URECA Scholar, Project Title, "Pilot investigation into the age structure of market squid, Doryteuthis opalescens, in the Gulf of Alaska."

Vasily Sekerak, Undergraduate Researcher and URECA Scholar, Project Title, "Investigation of salinity effects on the otolith microstructure of Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii."

 

Media Coverage:

(1) UnDARK (14 March 2018)

AS ALASKAN WATERS WARM, MARKET SQUID EXTEND THEIR REACH NORTHWARD

by Theresa Soley 

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(2) Juneau Empire (17 December 2017)

Squid fishery proposed for Southeast

By Kevin Gullufsen

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(3) Juneau Empire (14 October 2017) 

Could migrating squid help Alaska predict climate change?

By Kevin Gullufsen

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(4) Scripps Institution of Oceanography (17 January 2017) Research Highlight: A story of survival

By Kate Furby 

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