The Missing Salmon Alliance (MSA) is pleased to welcome an ecosystem modeling consultant to the Likely Suspects Framework team, making a unique and valuable contribution to developing research in this area.
Dr. Neil Banas is a Reader in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Strathclyde University. His research uses a variety of models, from 3D numerical simulations to paper-and-pencil sketches, to trace climate impacts on marine food webs in coastal and polar oceans. Originally from the US, he moved to Glasgow in 2015 after 17 years at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Dr. Banas joins as a consultant to the MSA Likely Suspects Framework to lead on developing metrics of historical prey-energetic conditions, and their drivers, during the salmon’s ocean migration route and assess the potential to predict trends in salmon marine prey fields, while leading on developing new approaches to build forecast capability. Understanding the dynamics and trends in the availability of prey resources used by salmon during their lengthy marine phase may unlock mechanisms governing marine survival trends.
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