Research Associate NOAA / University of California Santa Cruz MSc. James Cook University B.A. Whitman College Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Websites Github Climate & Ecosystems Group NOAA Google scholar ResearchGate LinkedIn The Conversation Twitter
My research focuses on understanding and planning for the spatial and temporal dynamics of large-scale marine processes.
- Welch H. 2019. New tools for dynamic ocean management: EcoCast vs. Marxan and more. The Skimmer.
- Welch H. 2019. A new strategy is saving endangered California sea turtles from deadly fishing nets. LA Times.
- Welch H., Hazen E.L., Briscoe D.K. 2019. Perspective: Building environmental change into spatial closures to reduce sea turtle bycatch. MPA News.
- Welch H., Hazen E.L., Brodie, S. 2018. Protecting changing oceans: Ecological forecasts to improve fisheries sustainability. Eco Magazine.
- Welch H., Hazen E.L., Brodie, S. 2018. Fishing forecasts can predict marine creature movements. The Conversation.
- To protect ocean life, marine reserves have to be redrawn based on science. Interview in Scientific American. 2018.
- Welch, H., McHenry, J. 2018. To conserve ocean life, marine reserves need to protect species that move around. The Conversation.
- Welch H. 2016. Three ways to improve U.S. marine protected areas. PLOS Blogs.
R Shiny web applications and accompanying manuscripts
https://heatherwelch.shinyapps.io/ecocastapp/ Hazen, Elliott L., et al. "A dynamic ocean management tool to reduce bycatch and support sustainable fisheries." Science advances 4.5 (2018): eaar3001. Welch, Heather, et al. "Practical considerations for operationalizing dynamic management tools." Journal of Applied Ecology (2018).
https://heatherwelch.shinyapps.io/shiny_jacox_cuti/ Jacox, Michael G., et al. "Coastal Upwelling Revisited: Ekman, Bakun, and Improved Upwelling Indices for the US West Coast." Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 123.10 (2018): 7332-7350.
- EcoCast: A dynamic ocean management tool to reduce bycatch and support sustainable fisheries. OCTO / EBM Tools Webinar, October 2019.
- Managing the ocean in real-time: Tools for dynamic management. OCTO / EBM Tools Webinar, April 2019.
- Presentation at Ocean Visions 2019, Atlanta, GA.
- GIS and remote sensing lab: Analyzing historical chlorophyll-a trends in the Caribbean (click here for accompanying data)
- Species seasonal movements in the Mid-Atlantic, USA
- International Congress for Conservation Biology presentation, July 26th, Cartagena, Colombia:
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