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Personal Statement

I'm an oceanographer and mathematical ecologist, with a background in physical oceanography. My current organizing questions: first, given that climate change can push on a marine ecosystem by a dozen separate pathways simultaneously, which pathways are the crucial ones? Second, what is the role of biological complexity (diversity, adaptability, behavior, life history) in large-scale patterns in the ocean? I use a range of dynamical model methods from high-resolution, spatially explicit simulations to paper-and-pencil sketches of life history and population dynamics.

External positions

Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington

1 Jan 2010 → …

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Columbia River Agriculture & Biology
river plume Earth & Environmental Sciences
estuary Earth & Environmental Sciences
upwelling Earth & Environmental Sciences
estuaries Agriculture & Biology
Estuaries Chemical Compounds
Rivers Chemical Compounds
algal bloom Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2016 2022

Global warming, plankton functional diversity, and the biological ocean pump

Chen, B. & Banas, N.


Project: Research Studentship - Internally AllocatedResearch Studentship (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 2002 2019

Multi-day water residence time as a mechanism for physical and biological gradients across intertidal flats

Wheat, E. E., Banas, N. S. & Ruesink, J. L., 26 Jul 2019, In : Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 106303.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

residence time
tidal flat
6 Citations (Scopus)

Pelagic food-webs in a changing Arctic: a trait-based perspective suggests a mode of resilience

Renaud, P. E., Daase, M., Banas, N. S., Gabrielsen, T. M., Søreide, J. E., Varpe, Ø., Cottier, F., Falk-Petersen, S., Halsband, C., Vogedes, D., Heggland, K. & Berge, J., 31 Dec 2018, In : ICES Journal of Marine Science. 75, 6, p. 1871-1881 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
food webs
food web
Arctic region
Calanus finmarchicus