The California Current Ecosystem LTER (32.9°, -120.3°) is investigating nonlinear transitions in the California Current coastal pelagic ecosystem, with particular attention to long-term forcing by a secular warming trend, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and El Niño in altering the structure and dynamics of the pelagic ecosystem. The California Current sustains active fisheries for a variety of finfish and marine invertebrates, modulates weather patterns and the hydrologic cycle of much of the western United States, and plays a vital role in the economy of myriad coastal communities.
14-16 May 2014
LTER Science Council Meeting at Konza Prairie LTER site. CCE represented by Mike Landry and Kathy Barbeau.
6 March 2014
Presentation to representatives from the CA Ocean Protection Council and the CA Ocean Science Trust at SIO by Kathy Barbeau.
23-28 Feb. 2014
Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu. Extensive participation from CCE.
20-21 Feb. 2014
LTER mini-symposium and Executive Board meetings at NSF in Arlington, VA; CCE represented by Mark Ohman. Manu Di Lorenzo presented in the mini-symposium.