Webinar on Using Predator-Prey Relationships to Predict Shifts in Marine Species Distribution

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. Climate change is causing marine organisms to move into cooler waters, which could have major implications for ocean resource users and fisheries managers. To help prepare for these changes, many studies have provided forecasts of future abundance and distribution of various species. This project aims to improve upon those forecasts by including climate-induced changes in predator-prey relationships, an approach that researchers will apply to albacore tuna. Their findings could help inform cross-jurisdictional management strategies for this important species.

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