The primary focus of Andy's research is to understand what causes the Gulf of Maine ecosystem to change from one year to the next. His work details how alterations in conditions in the Labrador Sea impact plankton communities in the Gulf of Maine which subsequently lead to changes in populations of fish and whales. As GMRIs ecosystem modeler, Andy is developing computer models that reconstruct and forecast changes in zooplankton in the Gulf of Maine. He is currently leading a project that uses satellite data and computer models to predict the location of endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of Maine. Andy holds positions as a Research Assistant Professor in the University of Maines School of Marine Science and as a Research Scientist at GMRI. More information on research in Andys lab can be found on his lab blog.
Primary Research Interests
Zooplankton ecology: climate variability and change; ecosystem modeling; right whales
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