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Janet Nye



Assistant Professor




Stony Brook University, SOMAS
As  a quantitative fisheries ecologist, I use mathematical and statistical methods to study fish populations and coastal ecosystems. Although I have conducted research on a variety of issues in fisheries ecology, my current research is focused on how climate variability and anthropogenic climate change affects marine ecosystems and fisheries. My past research examined shifts in spatial distribution of fish in response to warming water temperatures and fishing. My current research seeks to understand how large scale climate variability (like the NAO and AMO) translates to more local oceanographic processes and how those processes influence North Atlantic ecosystems. Naturally, the study of how historic climate variability has affected ecosystems sparked my interest in how future climate change may affect ecosystems. I work with climate scientists using global climate models to project changes in abundance and distribution of living marine resources. Although my current research focuses on climate variability and change, an important emphasis of my work is to look holistically at the many drivers of environmental change such that my research can be used to inform ecosystem-based management.