Research to Understand Vulnerability of West Coast Fishing Communities to Climate Change
The California Current Ecosystem (CCE), which brings cold, nutrient-rich waters to the U.S. West Coast, supports a wide range of important fisheries off California, Oregon, and Washington. In recent years, climate-driven changes in the CCE – from warming temperatures to ocean acidification and toxic algal blooms – are disrupting ocean habitats and species, and by extension the social and economic fabric of fishing communities on the coast.
Video: Webinar on Using Predator-Prey Relationships to Predict Shifts in Marine Species Distribution
On Monday, June 10, 2019, Drs. Stephanie Green, Larry Crowder, and Natasha Hardy participated in a webinar to introduce their project, which aims to predict geographic shifts in the distribution of albacore tuna in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem.
Harnessing Positive Species Interactions to Enhance Coastal Wetland Restoration
Coastal wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in world, providing shoreline protection, carbon storage, pollution mitigation, and fisheries production. However, coastal wetlands are in decline due to coastal development, invasive species, overfishing, and climate change.
About Our Program
The Lenfest Ocean Program is a grantmaking program that funds scientific research on policy-relevant topics concerning the world’s oceans and communicates the results of the supported research to decision makers and other interested audiences.