The primary focus of my research is to understand what stimulates the Gulf of Maine ecosystem to change from one year to the next. I have examined how conditions in the Labrador Sea impact plankton communities in the Gulf of Maine which subsequently lead to changes in populations of fish and whales. I also have a strong interest in computer science and modeling. Presently, I'm developing computer models that reconstruct and forecast changes in zooplankton in the Gulf of Maine. I am leading a project utilizing satellite data and models to predict the location of endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of Maine. In addition to my position in the School of Marine Sciences, I am a Research Scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland. More detailed and current information on my activities can be found at the Seascape Modeling website and on my lab's blog.
The Impact of Whaling on the Ocean Carbon Cycle: Why Bigger Was Better (with L. L. Christensen, N. R. Record, G. D. Sherwood, and P. N. Stetson), Plos One (2010)
Background: Humans have reduced the abundance of many large marine vertebrates, including whales, large fish,...