NWFSC Monster Seminar Jam: Fiorenza Micheli, Ph.D.
This seminar is part of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center's Monster Seminar Jam series.
Fiorenza Micheli (Stanford University) is presenting a talk, "Ocean solutions for nature and people."
The ocean is Earth’s last frontier. It comprises most of its habitable volume, is home to a unique and extraordinary diversity of plants, animals, and microbes; regulates its climate; and provides food and livelihood for billions of people. Our future is inextricably linked to the ocean, and to maintaining the flow of critical and irreplaceable services healthy oceans provide. While much investigation and discussion is focused on impacts, there is a critical need and opportunity to develop solutions based in oceans. I will present and discuss ocean-based solutions to two grand challenges, climate and food and nutritional security, highlighting knowns and unknowns in their potential for deployment at scale, and opportunities for expanding global capacity for ocean solutions.
Fiorenza Micheli is co-director of Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions and of Hopkins Marine Station, and the David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science. Her research focuses on the processes shaping marine communities and coastal social-ecological systems, incorporating this understanding in marine conservation and for co-designing solutions with decision-makers and communities. She investigates climatic impacts on marine ecosystems, particularly the impacts of and adaptation to warming, hypoxia and ocean acidification in marine species, communities and fisheries, marine predators’ ecology and trophic cascades, the dynamics and sustainability of small-scale fisheries, and the design and function of Marine Protected Areas. Her research takes place in Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, Palau, The Line Islands, and the Chagos Archipelago, in addition to California. She is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, research advisor to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Seafood Watch and the Benioff Ocean Initiative, and senior fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment.
Publications at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Le4ScQcAAAAJ
Arrigo, K.R., G. L. van Dijken, Cameron, M.A., J. van der Grient, L. M. Wedding, L. Hazen, J. Leape, G. Leonard, A. Merkl, F. Micheli, M. M. Mills, S. Monismith, N. T. Ouellette, A. Zivian, M. Levi and R.M. Bailey. 2020. Synergistic interactions among growing stressors increase risk to an Arctic ecosystem. Nature Communications 11:6255 | https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19899-z | www.nature.com/naturecommunications.
Halpern, B.S., M. Frazier, J. Afflerbach, J.S. Lowndes, F. Micheli, C. O’Hara, C. Scarborough, and K.A. Selkoe. 2019. Recent pace of change in human impact on the world’s ocean. Scientific Reports 9:11609 | https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-47201-9
Gattuso, J.-P. , A.K. Magnan, L. Bopp, W. Cheung, C. Duarte, J. Hinkel, E. Mcleod, F. Micheli, A. Oschlies, P. Williamson, R. Billé, V. Chalastani, R. Gates, J.-O. Irisson, J. Middelburg, H.-O. Pörtner, G. Rau. 2018. Ocean solutions to address climate change and its effects on marine ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:337. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00337
Kittinger, J.N., L.C.L. Teh, E.H. Allison, N.J. Bennett, L.B. Crowder, E.M. Finkbeiner, C. Hicks, C.G. Scarton, K. Nakamura, Y. Ota, J. Young, A. Alifano, A. Apel, A. Arbib, L. Bishop, M. Boyle, A.M. Cisneros-Montemayor, P. Hunter, E. Le Cornu, M. Levine, R.S. Jones, J.Z. Koehn, M. Marschke Redwood, J.G. Mason, F. Micheli, L. McClenachan, C. Opal, J. Peacey, S.H. Peckham, E. Schemmel, V. Solis-Rivera, W. Swartz, T.A. Wilhelm. 2017. Committing to Socially Responsible Seafood. Science 356: 912-913.
O’Leary, F. Micheli, L. Airoldi, C. Boch, G. De Leo, R. Elahi, F. Ferretti, N. Graham, N. Low, S. Lummis, K. Nickols, J. Wong. 2017. Resilience of nearshore marine ecosystems to climatic impacts. Bioscience 67: 208-220.
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