How many sea scallops are there and why does it matter?
by Adrienne Wartts, UMass Dartmouth
Groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Kevin Stokesbury of SMAST appears as this month’s cover story in the Ecological Society of America’s “Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment” journal.
A study conducted by Dr. Kevin Stokesbury is featured as the cover story in the November 2020 issue of the Ecological Society of America’s Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment journal (Volume 18, Issue 9). The study, titled “How many sea scallops are there and why does it matter?” focuses on the effects of climate change, oceanic conditions along the Atlantic Coast of North America that are changing, as well as surface water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine, which have increased faster than 99% of the global oceans. The research examines the role of the sea scallop as a baseline sentinel species that can be used to measure the impacts of environmental change and anthropogenic developments.
Read the paper in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/fee.2244