Dr Gretta Pecl

Dr Pecl spent four months at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks undertaking research into how ecological modelling can be used to assess impacts of climate change on the productivity and sustainability of marine resources and used the Alaskan Red King Crab and Tasmanian Rock Lobster as case studies.

Understanding connections between oceanographic processes and responses to climate change by marine species are challenges facing fisheries scientists and resource managers the world over. By comparing and contrasting different systems facing similar challenges useful generalities will emerge, assisting us to develop broadly applicable approaches toward sustainable management.