Congrats to Dr. Slesinger on Her PhD Defense!

Congratulations to Dr. Emily Slesinger who successfully defended her PhD on Wednesday, December 1st. Her dissertation “Black sea bass physiology and life history in the context of seasonal and long-term climate change” is an important contribution to our understanding of how increased ocean temperatures due to climate change might impact the physiology, distribution, migration patterns, and spawning behavior of important fish species, information relevant and necessary to inform both state and regional fisheries management. We wish her the best of luck in her new position as a NRC fellow working at a NOAA NMFS lab in Newport, Oregon. Her upcoming research will focus on the interactive effects of ocean acidification and ocean warming on three Alaskan fisheries species at the embryo and larval life stages.