TASK 37: Climate Change & Fisheries Specialist

Award Period
to
Award Amount
$138,215
Agency Name
The Nature Conservancy
Award Number
SB150143-Task 37
PI First Name
Steven
PI Last Name
 Gaines
MSI People
Area/s of Research
Ecology and Evolution
Abstract

In collaboration with Dr. Jono Wilson of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Dr. Steve Gaines at the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), the UCSB Associate Specialist will lead a project aimed at understanding the drivers and consequences of a changing ocean on fish stocks and fishing communities along the west coast of North America. The Specialist will coordinate a collaborative network of scientists, practitioners, and managers to synthesize climate-related impacts to fisheries and fishing economies on the west coast. In addition, the Specialist will contribute to several ongoing areas of research aimed at developing market-based, technological, and community-based solutions to climate-related fisheries impacts.