Neuheimer Lab MSc Defence - Congrats Marie!

On 03 November 2017, lab member Marie Ferguson successfully defended her Oceanography MSc thesis entitled "Explaining spatial variation in coral size structure in American Samoa".  Congratulations Marie on all your hard work and the end product - a clear and comprehensive contribution to the field.  A big thank you to Marie's committee - Drs. Mark Merrifield, Tom Oliver and Dione Swanson.

Marie and Anna post-defence

Marie and Anna post-defence

Marie's thesis cake!

Marie's thesis cake!

Posted on November 14, 2017 .

2017 SOEST Open House - Friday & Saturday

Join us this Friday and Saturday (20 & 21 October) for the 2017 SOEST Open House showcasing entertaining and educational activities from SOEST's departments and institutes including Oceanography, Geology and Geophysics, Meteorology, and Ocean and Resources Engineering.  More info here including the Exhibit Program.  

Posted on October 17, 2017 .

IMR visits The Neuheimer Lab

This summer, we are very pleased to welcome researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR). Senior Scientist  Frode Vikebø and his Ph.D. student Kjersti Opstad Strand are at UH for a few months to collaborate on research exploring how biophysical factors shape fish early life history.  While in town, they will be speaking at the XIth International Larval Biology Symposium that will be held from 10-13 August. Welcome Frode and Kjersti!

Posted on July 28, 2017 .

New Article: Community structure via baited cameras in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone.

In collaboration with the Drazen and Smith labs, an article exploring community structure in the Pacific's Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) was just published in Deep-Sea Research I.  The CCZ is one of the richest manganese nodule provinces in the world and the paper, led by Oceanography PhD student Astrid Leitner, documents and explains community structure variability across the province.

Posted on July 12, 2017 .

Registration open: XIth International Larval Biology Symposium, Honolulu, HI

Registration for the XIth International Larval Biology Symposium, Aug. 10-13 in Honolulu, Hawaii, is now open!   Please see to register, reserve a room at the conference hotel, and preview program and symposium information. 

Register by June 1 to receive a reduced early registration fee.  The deadline for talk or poster submission is June 15. We hope to see you in August! 

Posted on May 16, 2017 .

Neuheimer Lab @ ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI

Posted on February 25, 2017 .

31st Wakefield Symposium on high-latitude fish and fisheries, Anchorage, AK

The 31st Wakefield Symposium on the Impacts of a Changing Environment on the Dynamics of High-latitude Fish and Fisheries is now accepting abstracts.  The symposium will be held from 9-12 May 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska.

Symposium topic areas are:

  • Environmental impacts on subarctic and arctic ecosystems: species-specific responses
  • Environmental impacts on subarctic and arctic ecosystems: community structure, biodiversity, energy flow, and trophodynamics
  • Physiological effects of ocean acidification, oxygen limitation, and temperature stress on high-latitude fish and shellfish
  • Incorporating environmental effects and accounting for changing life history traits in the assessment and management of fish populations
  • Evaluating management strategies under projected environmental changes
  • Coping with environmental variability and climate change: perspectives from coastal communities

More info on session descriptions and invited speakers is available here.  Hope to see you in Anchorage in May!

Posted on November 15, 2016 .

Submit an abstract: 2017 ASLO Meeting - Bridging the eco-evolutionary gap

We invite you to submit an abstract to 

Session 044 - Bridging the eco-evolutionary gap: Plastic and adaptive responses to climate change

at the 2017 ASLO Aquatic Science Meeting in Honolulu (Hawaii; 26 Feb – 03 Mar).

Abstracts are due 14 October 2016.  

Here's a description of the session:

Climate change is affecting ecological processes and biogeochemical cycles of marine environments. Species respond to climate change through both phenotypic plasticity and microevolutionary adaptations. For example, across many trophic levels, species quickly respond to change is by shifting their distribution in space (e.g. population distribution) or time (e.g. reproductive events). However, there are limits to these types of responses, imposed by the presence of the limiting requirements of different critical stages in a species? life history. These limitations are linked to a species? life history strategy, with further response of the species beyond this point moving from phenotypic plasticity to genetic adaptation. There is unfortunately a chasm between phenotypic plasticity and evolutionary adaptations in the literature of marine species response to climate change. In this session we invite studies on species? response to environmental change, using both niche-based (e.g., climate-envelope models) and genetic (e.g., evolutionary models) approaches. Through this theme session we intend to develop awareness among scientists and build capacity to merge these two realities by including more evolutionary thinking in niche-based approaches and more ecological thinking in studies of species evolutionary processes. This understanding is necessary as we develop models to project species adaptability to future climate scenarios.

Posted on October 10, 2016 .