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Farallon Institute is hiring!

April 20, 2016

Farallon Institute is seeking a Financial Administrator (~40% FTE) to manage all financial and human resource needs of the organization. The Financial Administrator will oversee day-to-day bookkeeping responsibilities, prepare financial statements, oversee contracts, manage payroll, and ensure that appropriate policies, procedures, and internal controls are maintained. Please see a full job description here.

Upwelling intensification

March 31, 2016

A new paper by García-Reyes et al., published in the journal Frontiers of Marine Science and part of the specialty section “Global Change and the Future Ocean”, provides a new synthesis of climate change impacts on Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems (EBUS), following the review included in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (2014). The main result is that model and observational data suggest intensification of upwelling in poleward portions of the EBUS (high confidence) driven by the position of the mid-latitude high-pressure systems over the oceans (medium confidence). Lower confidence was found for changes in water temperatures and biochemistry due to uncertainty in the countervailing response to intensification of upwelling and coastal warming.

New information about juvenile salmon distribution after ocean entry

February 3, 2016

A new paper by Hassrick et al. in the journal Fisheries Oceanography investigates what influences the distribution and abundance of juvenile Chinook salmon in California when they enter the ocean. Results show that they remain near shore and the mouth of their natal river for months after emerging into the ocean. The limited dispersal of the juvenile salmon was not correlated with high concentrations of prey (krill) and suggests that local ocean conditions are important for early ocean survival.

New Farallon Institute paper in Science Magazine

November 13, 2015

Farallon Institute scientists Bill Sydeman and Sarah Ann Thompson, along with co-authors Elvira Poloczanska and Tom Reed, have a new paper published in Science Magazine today. The article, titled "Climate change and marine vertebrates", reviews scientific knowledge from the literature. This invited article is part of a special issue in the journal called Oceans of Change.

Bill Sydeman featured in The Pew Charitable Trusts Q&A

November 11, 2015

Bill was interviewed for an online Q&A article by The Pew Charitable Trusts titled "Ocean Champion: Q&A with Bill Sydeman". In the interview, Bill answered questions concerning the state of the California Current Ecosystem, marine climate change, and the recently depleted anchovy population in California.

Recent article on the California anchovy collapse

November 11, 2015

Farallon Institute researchers have been working to study and describe the recent collapse of the California anchovy population. This collapse and responses to it are described in this recent Santa Cruz Sentinel article.

Farallon Institute named an award recipient in the Google Impact Challenge: Bay Area

September 29, 2015

The Farallon Institute for Advanced Ecosystem Research is pleased to announce its selection as an award recipient in the Google Impact Challenge: Bay Area, a program that is providing an aggregate $5 million to 25 selected local non-profits that have presented the most innovative ideas for building an even better Bay Area. Selected from nearly 800 organizations, the Farallon Institute will receive both a grant and support from Google volunteers to conduct the North Coast Cooperative project focused on brining new technologies to traditional oceanographic sampling off northern California.

Online voting for additional winners of the Google Impact Challenge: Bay Area will be open until October 20. While Farallon Institute has already been awarded a grant and is not included in the online voting contest, please check out these other Bay Area non-profits that are doing amazing work, making a difference in their communities, and cast a vote for your favorite.

Read the full press release here.

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