Investigating How Atlantic Sea Scallop Larvae Move Through A Fishery
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Dr. Munroe is a research professor relating to the Ecology of Marine Food Production Systems at the Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory in Port Norris, NJ. Increasing pressures on marine ecosystems, including climate change, resource exploitation, ocean acidification, and pollution threaten to create imbalances that will drive ecological change in the ocean. Sustainability of coastal and marine ecosystems, including both natural and social resilience, relies on understanding, predicting and adapting to these changes. To achieve sustainability we must first understand how ecosystems change: this is the motivation of my research. Her research aims to further understanding of the biological and ecological processes of larval dispersal, recruitment and population connectivity to address anthropogenic uses and environmental and climatic changes in coastal and marine ecosystems. Collectively, Daphne’s research strives to provide important foundations for social goals concerning coastal resource management and sustainability, goals that can only be achieved through synthesis of sound science, society and education


Investigating How Atlantic Sea Scallop Larvae Move Through A Fishery

A recent collaborative study from researchers at Rutgers University, Old Dominion University, University of Southern Mississippi, and NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center shows that scallop offspring – also known as larvae – can move among regions of the fishery, even though the fishery itself spans a huge area of the ocean off the east coast of the US. How these larvae move among regions of a fishery is essential to inform decisions made by managers. Imagine trying to make decisions...

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