COS ScienceBites Series with Jonathan Grabowski
Please join us on Monday, May 16 at 12:00pm for our Staff series, COS Science Bites!
Each month, a COS faculty member will discuss their important research, how they use a new piece of equipment, or how they train the next generation of scientists.
Talks are geared for understanding by non-scientist audiences.
Jonathan Grabowski, Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences and Assistant Director of the Marine Science Center, will present a short talk on Using ecological and socioeconomic research to inform conservation, restoration, and fisheries management, leaving plenty of time for Q&A. Zoom link/information is located above.
We hope to see you there!
Jonathan's research interests span issues in ecology, fisheries and conservation biology, social-ecological coupling, environmental policy, and ecological economics. He has used a variety of estuarine (oyster reef, seagrass, salt marsh, mud bottom) and marine (kelp bed, cobble-ledge) systems to examine how resource availability, habitat heterogeneity and predation risk affect population dynamics, community structure, and ecosystem functioning. Much of this work focuses on economically important species such as lobsters, cod, herring, monkfish, and oysters, and consequently is relevant for fisheries and ecosystem management. His lab also focuses on how habitat degradation and restoration influence benthic community structure, population structure, and the transfer of energy to higher trophic levels. In addition, his lab is interested in how fisheries management initiatives such as the design of closed areas, delineation of stock boundaries, fishing gear modifications, and quota setting impact fish population structure and fisheries productivity, essential fish habitat protection, community structure, and the social capital of stakeholders.