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Two decades of macrofauna data from hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise available in OBIS and GBIF

We are pleased to announce the availability of two decades of macrofauna data from colonization surfaces deployed at the East Pacific Rise 9 50 N hydrothermal vent field. Species and morphogroups were matched to equal or lowest level taxon in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). We provide 3536 machine-readable counts of taxon-resolved macrofauna…

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New project Harmful Algal Bloom Community Technology Accelerator

I am co-PI on a new research project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve our nation’s response to harmful algal blooms (HABs). I’ll be working with Heidi Sosik @ WHOI and collaborating with the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS), Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS), University…

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Global trait database for vent fauna now available online

Thrilled to announce the availability of the sFDvent global‐scale trait database for deep‐sea hydrothermal vent animal species. Our article is available open access in Global Ecology and Biogeography (https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12975), and our data tables are available in Dryad (https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.cn2rv96). It was such a pleasure to work with the lead authors and working group chairs Abbie Chapman…

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AGU Fall Meeting 2018 Posters and Data FAIR Help Desk

The 2018 AGU Fall Meeting brings over 25,000 Earth and ocean scientists to Washington, DC. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share research from two NSF-funded projects (posters linked below) and to serve at ESIP’s Data FAIR Help Desk. The Data FAIR is a week of events for researchers to engage with informatics…

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