The student will develop state-of-the-art size spectrum models – based on systems of DEs – for the plankton and fish in the global ocean. These will be solved by using ode solvers in R. These models will then be forced by climate change scenarios to see how many fish are likely to be in the ocean in the future, how their distributions could change, and how this would affect the fish catch in nations of the world. As wild fisheries and aquaculture provide >3 billion people with 20% of their protein intake, forecasting future global fisheries is a real-world and pressing problem.

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