Special Projects : Salmon & Climate Change

NCEAS and University of Washington

Salmon and climate change

Although SimBio focuses on biology education for undergraduates, the tools we produce have applications for graduate students and professionals as well. During the 2008/2009 academic year, SimBio worked with a team of fisheries biologists from the University of Washintgon (UW), the Pacific Northwest branch of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), to build a flexible model of how salmon populations in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska will respond to projected climate change. The models run through our SimUText system. The development of the research model was funded by the Moore Foundation through NCEAS and UW.