Thursday, February 1, 2024. 4:00 PM. Fish and fishing: a tale across the Pacific Ocean. Joyce Ong, Nanyang Technological University. Sponsored by Rutgers Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program. More information here.
Abstract: I am a fish biologist by training and have completed a PhD on the historical impacts of climate change on fish ecology. I am passionate about the aquatic environment and in particular, about the use of otoliths (fish ear stones) and the information that can be gleaned from such tiny structures, such as the age, annual growth rates, migration and environmental factors. I have also been involved in other aspects of marine and freshwater ecology such as coral reef monitoring, seagrass surveys, turtle research, in-situ coral experiments and biofouling surveys. I am particularly interested in Southeast Asia, not only because I grew up in this region, but also because marine fisheries have major socio-economic impacts on food security and human livelihoods, yet is relatively data deficient.
Location: Philip Alampi Auditorium of Marine and Coastal Sciences Building on the G.H. Cook Campus