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Wednesday 5 May 2021, 15:00-16:00 UK time – Follow the Fellows webinar series
Time-series analysis from the Gully case study area
Speakers: Johanne Vad, U. Edinburgh & Patricia Puerta Ordoñez, IEO
Synopsis: The Gully, off Nova Scotia, is the largest canyon incised into the western margin of the North Atlantic and also, it is one of the most important Marine Protected Areas in Canada due to the notable biodiversity inhabiting this area, including cold-water corals, euphausiids, cetaceans, and multiple commercial fishes. Earlier studies suggest the enrichment through local enhancement and retention of primary production along with complex oceanography might be responsible for such high biodiversity. Thus, we are investigating possible changes over time in the composition and abundance of fish and zooplankton communities in order to identify tipping points, key environmental variables and better understand future scenarios under climate change conditions. We identified some abrupt changes in the communities in terms of both, composition and abundance, that could be related with major changes in climate and ocean circulation. Find out more soon with us!
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