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The Gill-Oxygen Limitation Theory: Origin, Scope and Utility in Understanding Global Warming Impacts on Fish

December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Remote access available, please inquire.

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, School of Marine Sciences, Mitchell Sustainability Center, and the American Fisheries Society Student Subunit present

Internationally-Renowned Fisheries Ecologist

Dr. Daniel Pauly
University of British Columbia Professor,
Principal Investigator: Sea Around Us Project

There is need for a broad guiding theory based on first principles to interpret the many ways that fishes (and invertebrates) are affected by increasing temperatures and the deoxygenation of the oceans. Gill-Oxygen Limitation Theory (GOLT) is the only current comprehensive theory that can accommodate the many impacts of ocean warming on growth, migrations, and behaviors. Dr. Pauly will elaborate on his recent paper on GOLT (and controversy), and provide context to help understand the increasingly nuanced global biotic and conservation implications of a warming ocean.

Please join us for lunch following the talk and a discussion on the global state of fisheries stock assessment from 3:00-4:00 pm in 464 Aubert Hall

Host: Robert Boenish (

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Dr. Susan Brawley, as early as possible, at 207.581.2973 to discuss your needs.


107 Norman Smith Hall
orono, ME United States + Google Map