Interdisciplinary approaches to biotic and climatic processes in the North Atlantic

Friday seminar by Nick Kamenos



Modelling and measurements have shown that Atlantic marine temperatures are rising. However, low resolution of those records 1) masks regional details critical for determining the rate and extent of climate oscillations and 2) prevents robust determination of climatic impacts on marine ecosystems. In that context my interdisciplinary research uses red coralline algae to understand ecosystem service provision, Atlantic climatic variability and the responses of zooplankton to environmental change. For example, fortnightly resolution marine climate records reconstructed from red coralline algae indicated North East Atlantic waters are warming more in summer than winter, Scottish Atlantic coasts may be becoming more cloudy and the copepod Calanus finmarchicus shows responses to such reconstructed seasonal environmental variability.

Nick Kamenos
School of Geographical and Earth Sciences and School of Life Sciences, University of Glasgow.


Published Feb. 6, 2012 12:38 PM