INTEGRATING PHYSIOLOGY INTO OCEANOGRAPHIC MODELS
A major goal of fisheries scientists, oceanographers, and macroecologists is to develop species distribution models that can be explained by habitat suitability metrics (i.e. temperature, rugosity). These relationships can then be used to project future changes in habitat quality under varying climate change scenarios (representative concentration pathways). My research focuses on using laboratory-based physiology measured metrics to develop habitat suitability metrics. These metrics can be used in collaboration with oceanographers to project current and future change in suitable habitat as well as compare to other habitat suitability metrics developed from fishery data.
Nazzaro, L., Slesinger, E., Kohut, J., Saba, G.K., Saba, V. 2021. Sensitivity of marine fish thermal habitat models to fishery data sources. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 13001-13013. [link]