I recently joined the BIO Department as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Evolutionary Ecology (EvoFish) research group. I am working with Anne Gro Salvanes as part of the HypOnFjordFish project. My research focuses on how oxygen loss affects mesopelagic and demersal fish communities in Norwegian fjords. My tasks will involve research cruise participation, community analysis, trophic analysis, trace element analysis of otoliths, and, hopefully, lab work with live mesopelagic fish. Prior to arriving in Bergen, my family and I lived in San Diego, California where I received my M.S. and Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. My Ph.D. research focused on how ocean deoxygenation affects deep sea fish community ecology, with a focus on oxygen minimum zones and eastern boundary upwelling systems. Prior to joining UiB, I worked as a quantitative fisheries and ecology postdoc with the CalCOFI Program at Scripps and the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. I am passionate about the science-policy interface and have participated in multiple UN climate negotiations, and I look forward to being involved in the SDG Bergen Initiative during my time in BIO. My overarching interest is in how climate change impacts fish communities and fisheries and how scientific research can support sustainable ocean management and development. I am involved in the Early Career Ocean Professionals group of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative Climate Change working group, the Research Coordinated Network for Evolution in Changing Seas, and am on the Advisory Committee of the Clean Ocean Index.
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- (2021). The HypOnFjordFish project - effects of oxygen loss on fish in West Norwegian fjords.
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