Four years ago, I was fortunately enough to lead a working group on the global impact of climate change on kelp forests. Our first research product has just come out in PNAS, and I am incredibly proud of it. In it, we analyze hundreds of data sets of kelp forest change spanning nearly a half […]
Work in our ocean biodiversity change class and working group is beginning to bear fruit! This Elahi et al. piece looks at timeseries of biodiversity in oceans around the world and finds that in areas of high human impact we are more likely to lose species. However, a number of ecological drivers appear to be […]
Recently, Jarrett talked kelp and climate change at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum in New Hampshire. The audio is now online courtesy of New Hampshire Public Radio!
I’m pleased to announce a grand meta-analysis of how biodiversity influences not one or two, but many ecosystem functions at the same time. This was a wonderful collaboration started at NCEAS but ultimately also sucking in Byrnes-labber Marc Hensel as well! Also, check out this interactive map of study sites. Lefcheck, J.S., Byrnes, J.E.K., Isbell, […]
It’s always a bit painful to watch yourself talk, but I think this came off pretty well. A public lecture at the New England Aquarium. It was an interesting one to put together, and I’m still working on my style for public non-academic lectures, but all in all, not too shabby… I hope.
Today, we launched the online citizen science project Floating Forests in collaboration with the online citizen science group Zooniverse. Byrnes lab members Jarrett Byrnes and Alison Haupt along with Kyle Cavanaugh from UCLA, Alejandro Perez-Matus from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Tom Bell and Andrew Rassweiler from UC Santa Barbara, and Jorge Assis from the […]
A few years ago, Jarrett taught an SEM class to some awesome students in Tjärnö. He kept working with one who was modeling Humboldt squid because, well, squid! It’s out now!
Jarrett’s piece summarizing the consensus from the NCEAS working group The future of publishing in ecology, evolutionary biology, and environmental science is now out at Ideas in Ecology & Evolution. Enjoy!
In August, we’ll be moving to the new UMB Integrated Sciences Complex. Today, some of the biology faculty got a look at our new digs…check it out! (scroll to the left below)
A thoughtful review of the challenges and opportunities available for incorporating Biodiversity Ecosystem Function work with Ecosystem Service provision that grew out of an NCEAS working group.