Research Associate NOAA / University of California Santa Cruz MSc. James Cook University B.A. Whitman College Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com 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., 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. 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.
- 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:
Examples of GIS-based products
Stylized map of The World based on NOAA’s ETOPO1 data.
Stylized map of the Northeast Atlantic Seafloor.
Heatmap of 2012 movement density for female black bear “Pout” (Ursus americanus) in Grafton County, NH, USA