CFOS Seminar: Marine ecosystem modeling in the California Current

Date: Sept. 15, 2021
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Online

Jerome Fiechter

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences will hold its next weekly seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom. The talk will be offered by Jerome Fiechter, who is an associate professor in the Department of Ocean Sciences at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Recent advances in marine ecosystem modeling in the California Current

Jerome Fiechter will review advances in marine ecosystem modeling, in particular how regional and climate variability ultimately shape interannual and decadal changes in the distributions of forage fish and their predators in the California Current System. His talk will focus on individual-based models and their coupling to regional ocean circulation and lower trophic level ecosystem models, including challenges in representing individual life histories and accounting for climate variability at local scales. He will discuss how recent California Current studies illustrate approaches for modeling regional and climate impacts on sardine and anchovy populations, foraging patterns and success of California sea lions, and juvenile Chinook growth following ocean entry.

Attendees must register in advance for the Zoom ID and passcode. 

Please email Ana Aguilar-Islas at for more information.