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OFI mobilizes knowledge by sharing the results of our research through contributions in journals, books, papers and other scientific publications.

May 08, 2020 | Daniel Boyce, Derek Tittensor

Future ocean biomass losses may widen socioeconomic equity gaps

These findings suggest that climate-driven biomass changes will widen existing equity gaps and disproportionally affect populations that contributed least to global CO2 emissions. However, our analysis also suggests that such deleterious outcomes are largely preventable by achieving negative emissions

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Apr 06, 2020 | Erin Black

Metrics that matter for assessing the ocean biological carbon pump

We use a new compilation of POC fluxes in the upper ocean to reveal very different patterns in BCP efficiencies depending upon whether the fluxes are assessed at a fixed reference depth or relative to the depth of the sunlit euphotic zone (Ez).

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Apr 01, 2020 | Boris Worm, Heike Loetz

Rebuilding Marine Life by 2050

Recovery rates across studies suggest that substantial recovery of the abundance, structure and function of marine life could be achieved by 2050, if major pressures—including climate change—are mitigated.

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Jun 11, 2019 | Anya Waite

Production and ecosystem structure in cold-core vs. warm-core eddies: Implications for the zooplankton isoscape and rock lobster larvae

Anticyclonic (warm-core) mesoscale eddies (WCEs) in the Eastern Indian Ocean carry higher surface chlorophyll signatures than cyclonic (cold-core) eddies (CCEs). Paradoxically, WCEs host rock lobster larvae (phyllosomas) with lower lipid stores and protein reserves than phyllosomas in CCEs, suggesting a poorer nutritional status. We assess primary productivity and zooplankton isotopic data from eight eddies across four research voyages (2003–2011) to determine how this contradiction might occur.

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May 10, 2019 | Paul Winger

Comparing size selectivity of traditional and knotless diamond-mesh codends in the Iceland redfish (Sebastes spp.) fishery

OFI researcher Paul Winger co-authored a paper in Science Direct that enhances understanding of fishing gear selectivity and provides guidance on what strategies can be used to limit the capture of small redfish.

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May 10, 2019 | Paul Winger Annie Mercier

Active buoyancy adjustment increases dispersal potential in benthic marine animals

While the study of dispersal and connectivity in the ocean typically centres on pelagic species and planktonic larval stages of benthic species, the present work explores an overlooked locomotor means in post‐settlement benthic stages that redefines their dispersal potential.

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