Photo: Arik Pulsifer

weng lab

Now at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary !

I will probably take a student in the fall, so if you are interested and you have strong quantitative and analytical skills, please contact me.


We are interested in how the world’s oceans will respond to major perturbations of the anthropocene – enormous removals of fish biomass, coupled with warming, stratification, deoxygenation and acidification – and how we should be managing ocean resources. Our work is structured around a series of broad questions. Where do animals live, and how will they redistribute in the future? What are their habitats, and where are these habitats headed? At what scales should we manage them? How can they help us answer these questions? 

photograph: Alex Hearn

photograph: Mike Johnson


Christina Comfort’s paper is out in DSR2 !

Population status of great white sharks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean:  PLOS One
Reuters article
The Times article
The Daily Mail article