3431 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
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PhD, University of Maryland 2008
MS, University of Delaware 2002
BS, Duke University 1996
The research in the Nye lab centers around fisheries oceanography and ecology. We use mathematical and statistical methods to study fish populations and coastal ecosystems. Our current research is focused on how environmental variability and anthropogenic climate change including ocean acidification affects fishes, populations, marine ecosystems and fisheries. Past research has documented shifts in spatial distribution of fish in response to warming water temperatures and fishing and sought to determine the mechanisms behind changes in distribution and abundance. Current research seeks to understand how climate influences fish populations, trophic interactions, and the emergent properties of marine ecosystems.
Research and Activities
Dr. Nye’s research focuses on the effects of climate variability and climate change on fish, fisheries, and marine ecosystems. Specifically, she studies how climate and fishing interact to cause shifts in spatial distribution and abundance of fish and invertebrates in the Northwest Atlantic, including local fisheries in Long Island Sound and Great South Bay. Her research is used to inform how climate change may affect species that have been petitioned under the Endangered Species Act.