Richelle Li Tanner: Leading Women in Marine Science

Richelle Tanner received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2018, and is currently a marine ecophysiology postdoctoral associate at Washington State University. She is interested in rapid adaptation to climate change, particularly with seasonal extremes and their effects on inter-individual variation in physiological plasticity. Her current research focuses on linking individual responses to environmental variation …

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Jess Bone: Leading Women in Marine Science

"With my anxiety, I let it start to take over to the point that it was impacting my ability to give presentations and be the best version of myself and letting it be my excuse, which wasn’t OK. So if this is something you struggle with, do seek help because it won’t go away easily or in a timely fashion on its own."

Samantha Athey: Leading Women in Marine Science

"Many people who live in inland communities don’t realize they depend on and impact the oceans. Through my research interests on plastic pollution and marine debris, I’m able to relate their everyday decisions (whether or not to use a plastic straw or to bring your own reusable coffee cup) to large scale impacts on the oceans (plastic debris polluting shorelines, microplastic ingestion by endangered and/or commercially valuable seafood species, etc.)."

Nia Jones: Leading Women in Marine Science

"Overcoming the stress of exams and coursework whether during GCSEs, A levels or University is a challenge a lot of people can relate to! I’ve never felt like I can just sail through exams without much work so I have always put a lot of hours into understanding the work and trying to get it right – and sometimes I’ve completely missed the mark as to what I should’ve been doing! Luckily I have had a great support system in my family, friends and University staff who has supported, guided and sometimes forced me to take a break and step back from the stress (a really important part!)."

What Contribution Can Aquaculture Make to Global Food Security?

"Rapid population growth combined with a global decline of ocean fisheries stock has delivered incentive for the unprecedented growth in fish and shellfish farming, known as aquaculture (Naylor et al. 2000). Aquaculture is distinguished from traditional capture fisheries by two significant criteria – stock ownership and intentional interference in the production cycle (husbandry) (Naylor et al. 2000). It is these two criteria making aquaculture increasingly attractive on various scales, as dwindling wild fish stocks reduce the common pool of resources and threaten economic income, both domestically and internationally."