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Scientists struggle to measure change in the natural world

Aug 5, 2018

Portland Press Herald: Lisa Kerr, a fisheries ecologist at Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland, acknowledges how hard it can be for marine researchers to find appropriate reference points against which to measure change in fish stocks. Fisheries managers, she says, typically rely on data from 1980 onward. A longer historical context would be valuable, but is not always possible due to limited data.

Senior GMRI Scientists Involved in the Project: