Project/Role Macroecological changes in the open oceans
The goal of my project is to quantify and better understand the patterns and processes which structure open ocean ecosystems. I will use statistical methods to estimate changes in abundance of oceanic species ranging from phytoplankton to apex predatory fishes, as well as to explore the drivers and consequences of any observed changes.
Boyce DG, Lewis MR, Worm B. 2010. Global phytoplankton decline over the past century. Nature. 466: 591-596. doi:10.1038/nature09268. Paper and Extras
Boyce DG, Tittensor DP, Worm B. 2008. Effects of temperature on global patterns of tuna and billfish richness. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 355: 267-276.
The Census of Marine Life is a growing global network of researchers in more than 45 nations engaged in a ten-year initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life in oceans--past, present, and future.