Global changes, environmental shocks, market forces and anthropogenic disturbances from harvesting to pollution are affecting natural populations in unprecedented ways and at different time and spatial scales.
We use quantitative tools (from life history-based mathematical models to statistical analysis of empirical data) to investigate factors and processes affecting the dynamics of infectious diseases of humans as well as the dynamics of marine resources of commercial and conservation interest. Ultimately, we use theoretical ecology to develop models and knowledge that inform practical management.
Researchers from Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have created an activity book aimed at helping elementary school and early middle school students, in particular 4th-6th graders, to familiarize themselves with the concept of ocean acidification, what causes it, how it occurs, how it affects marine organisms and ecosystems, and what we can do to help mitigate its impacts.
Restoring native crustaceans along West Africa’s Senegal River may be a critical step in controlling one of the world’s deadliest tropical diseases.