Ph.D., 2008 University of Maryland
Fish ecology, climate variability, global environmental change, ecosystem-based management, ocean acidification, climate change
As a quantitative fisheries ecologist, I use mathematical and statistical methods to study fish populations and coastal ecosystems. Although I have conducted research on a variety of issues in fisheries ecology, my current research is focused on how climate variability and anthropogenic climate change affects marine ecosystems and fisheries. My past research examined shifts in spatial distribution of fish in response to warming water temperatures and fishing. My current research seeks to understand how large scale climate variability (like the NAO and AMO) translates to more local oceanographic processes and how those processes influence North Atlantic ecosystems. Naturally, the study of how historic climate variability has affected ecosystems sparked my interest in how future climate change may affect ecosystems. I work with climate scientists using global climate models to project changes in abundance and distribution of living marine resources. Although my current research focuses on climate variability and change, an important emphasis of my work is to look holistically at the many drivers of environmental change such that my research can be used to inform ecosystem-based management.
Xu, H, TJ Miller, S Hameed, L Alade, JA Nye. (2018) Evaluating the utility of the Gulf Stream Index for predicting recruitment of Southern New England-Mid Atlantic yellowtail flounder. Fisheries Oceanography 27(1): 85-95.
Alexander, MA, JD Scott, KD Friedland, KE Mills, JA Nye, AJ Pershing and AC Thomas. (2017). Projected sea surface temperatures over the 21st century: changes in the mean, variability and extremes.Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene
Thomas, A, A Pershing, KD Friedland, JA Nye, KE Mills, MA Alexander, NR Record, R Weatherbee, ME Henderson (2017) Seasonal trends in phenology shifts in sea surface temperature on the North American northeast shelf. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene
Henderson, ME, A Thomas, K Mills, A Pershing and JA Nye (2017). Effects of spring onset and summer duration on fish species distribution and biomass along the Northeast United States Continental Shelf Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 27: 411-424.
Morse, RE*, K Friedland, D Tommasi, C Stock, JA Nye (2017). Distinct zooplankton regime shift patterns across ecoregions of the U.S. Northeast continental shelf Large Marine Ecosystem. Journal of Marine Systems 165: 77-91.
Pershing, AJ, MA Alexander, CM Hernandez, LA Kerr, A Le Bris, KE Mills, JA Nye, GD Sherwood. (2016). Response to Comments on “Slow adaptation in the face of rapid warming leads to collapse of the Gulf of Maine cod fishery”. Science, 352(6284), 423-423.
Mills K, A Pershing, C Brown, Y Chen, F Chiang, D Holland, S Lehuta, JA Nye, J Sun, A Thomas. 2013. Fisheries management in a changing climate: Lessons from the 2012 ocean heat wave in the Northwest Atlantic. Oceanography 26(2): 191-195.
Nye, JA, M Baker, R Bell, A Kenny, KH Kilbourne, KD Friedland, E Martino, M Stachura, KS Van Houtan, and R Wood. 2014. Ecosystem effects of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Journal of Marine Systems 133: 103-116
Nye, J.A., J.S. Link, J.A. Hare, and W.J. Overholtz. 2009. Changing spatial distribution of fish stocks in relation to climate and population size on the Northeast US continental shelf. Marine Ecology Progress Series 393:111-129
Lucey, S. and J.A. Nye. 2010. Changes in community structure within the Northeast US continental shelf ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series 415: 23-33
Link, J.S., JA Nye, and J.A. Hare. 2010. Guidelines for incorporating fish distribution shifts into a fisheries management context. Fish and Fisheries 12(4): 461-469.
SoMAS Faculty and staff were among the honorees at the Fall University Awards Dinner where they were recognized for their hard work and dedicated service by Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Charles Taber. Congratulations to them all!...
$3M NSF Grant Will Fund PhD Student Training in Data Analytics, Visualization and Science Communication
Pictured above, left to right, back row: IACS and STRIDE PI Robert Harrison; CoPIs Arie Kaufman and Janet Nye. Front row: CoPIs Liliana Davalos, Heather Lynch and Christine O’Connell. CoPIs not pictured: Joel Saltz, Erez Zadok and Minghua Zhang From $3M NSF Grant Will...
SoMAS is proud to announce that Emily Markowitz has been awarded the 2016 Undergraduate Recognition William J. Sullivan Award, the most prestigious service award Stony Brook presents to a graduating senior for academic accomplishments that go beyond the classroom...
Southampton, NY, December 13, 2012 – More than 150 people attended Stony Brook Southampton’s annual Windmill Lighting on Friday, December 7, to usher in the holiday season. The newly renovated windmill, damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, was outfitted with a new...