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Working Groups (green) are scientific working sessions. The NCEAS Roundtables (blue) are informal research discussion open to the public.

Recent Publications

Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made, 2017, Roland Geyer, Jenna R. Jambeck, Kara Lavender Law, Science Advances

Defining ecological drought for the 21st century, 2017, Shelley D. Crausbay, Aaron R. Ramirez, Shawn L. Carter, Molly S. Cross, Kimberly R. Hall, Deborah J. Bathke, Julio L. Betancourt, Steve Colt, Amanda E. Cravens, Melinda S. Dalton, Jason B. Dunham, Lauren E. Hay, Michael J. Hayes, Jamie McEvoy, Chad A. McNutt, Max A. Moritz, Keith H. Nislow, Nejem Raheem, and Todd Sanford, American Meteorological Society

Defining ecosystem thresholds for human activities and environmental pressures in the California Current, 2017, Jameal F. Samhouri, Kelly S. Andrews, Gavin Fay, Chris J. Harvey, Elliott L. Hazen, Shannon M. Hennessey, Kirstin Holsman, Mary E. Hunsicker, Scott I. Large, Kristin N. Marshall, Adrian C. Stier, Jamie C. Tam, Stephani G. Zador, Ecosphere

Drivers and implications of change in global ocean health over the past five years, 2017, Benjamin S. Halpern , Melanie Frazier, Jamie Afflerbach, Casey O’Hara, Steven Katona, Julia S. Stewart Lowndes, Ning Jiang, Erich Pacheco, Courtney Scarborough, Johanna Polsenberg, PLOS ONE


Protect the Right Places for Biodiversity


James Watson, Co-author of the article Shortfalls in the global protected area network at representing marine biodiversity,  recently published in Scientific Reports, discusses the importance of the placement of protected areas to ensure effective protection.  

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Climate Change, Warming Oceans, and Vanishing Cod


Tom Ashbrook speaks with Ben Halpern—NCEAS center associate and marine biologist at the Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbra—on NPR's On Point about the cod fishery collapse in the Gulf of Maine, climate change, and the global redistribution of marine biodiversity.

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Exploring Alternative Water Sources in California

Iowa Public Television's Market to Market host, Josh Buettner, interviews frequent NCEAS Visiting Scientist and Director of Water Initiatives, Wrigley Institute of Sustainability, John Sabo, about alternative water sources during the drought in California, and in particular desalination. Link to written interview
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