Nick Record, PhD


Senior Research Scientist
Ecosystem Modeling
Phone: +1 (207) 315-2567, ext. 316
Fax: +1 (207) 315-2329
nrecord@bigelow.org

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Education

BA Mathematics, University of Rochester 2001

MA Mathematics, University of Rochester 2002

MSc Physical Oceanography, Memorial University of Newfoundland 2005

PhD Oceanography, University of Maine 2012


Research Interests

I am a computational ocean ecologist. My work uses computational ocean models and mathematical ecology to understand and predict ocean biogeography, biogeochemistry, and climate. Models typically combine ocean physics with biological and ecological processes, but I also use machine learning and artificial intelligence. I have worked on short-range forecasting, such as predicting the migration patterns of whales, as well as long-range forecasting, such as investigating the way ecosystems will respond to climate change. My field program currently focuses on optical and acoustic measurement of zooplankton. If you are interested in collaboration, I encourage you to contact me.

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Recent Columns

Publications

2018

  • Record NR, Ji R, Maps F, Varpe Ø, Runge JA, Johns DA (2018) Copepod diapause and the biogeography of the marine lipidscape. J. Biogeography (in press).
  • McGinty N, Barton AD, Record NR, Finkel Z, Irwin A (2018) Traits structure copepod niches in the North Atlantic and Southern Ocean. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. (in press).
  • Record NR, Tupper B, Pershing AJ (2018) The jelly report: Forecasting jellyfish using email and social media. Anthropocene Coasts. doi.org/10.1139/anc-2017-0003
  • Wang L, Kerr LA, Bridger E, Record NR, Tupper B (2018) Modeling marine pelagic fish species spatiotemporal distributions utilizing a maximum entropy approach. Fisheries Oceanography. (accepted)
  • Krumhansl KA, Head E, Pepin P, Plourde S, Record NR, Runge JA, Johnson C (2018) Environmental drivers of vertical distribution in diapausing Calanus copepods in the northwest Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography. 162:202-222. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2018.02.018

2017

  • Record NR (2017) A people's science. Limnol. Oceanogr. Bull. 26(2), 36-37. doi: 10.1002/lob.10171
  • Ji R, Feng Z, Jones BT, Thompson C, Chen C, Record NR, Runge JA (2017) Coastal Amplification of Supply and Transport (CAST): A new hypothesis about the persistence of Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of Maine. ICES J Mar Sci. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw253
  • Pachiadaki MG, Sintes E, Bergauer K, Brown J, Record NR, Swan B, Mathyer ME, Hallam S, Lopez-Garcia P, Takaki Y, Nunoura T, Woyke T, Herndl G, Stepanauskas R (2017) Major role of nitrite-oxidizing bacteria in dark ocean carbon fixation. Science. 358(6366): 1046-1051.
  • Thomas AC, Pershing AJ, Friedland KD, Nye JA, Mills K, Alexander MA, Weatherbee R, Henderson ME, Record NR (2017) Seasonal trends and phenology shifts in sea surface temperature on the North American northeast shelf. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 5: 48.

2016

  • Record NR , Talmy D, Våge S (2016) Quantifying tradeoffs for marine viruses. Frontiers Marine Science. 3: 251. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00251
  • Record NR, O'Brien JD, Stamieszkin K, Runge JA (2016) Omic-style statistical clustering reveals old and new patterns in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Can. J. Fish. Aq. Sci. doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0151
  • Middleton J, Martínez Martínez J, Wilson WH, Record NR (2016) The functional dynamics of Emiliania huxleyi virus-host interactions across multiple scales. Limnol. Oceanogr. doi: 10.1002/lno.10476.
  • Pershing AJ, Hernandez CM, Kerr LA, LeBris A, Mills KE, Nye JA, Record NR, Scannell HA, Sherwood GD, Thomas AC (accepted) Response to Comment on "Slow adaptation in the face of rapid warming leads to collapse of the Gulf of Maine cod fishery." Science. 352(6284): 423. doi: 10.1126/science.aae0463
  • Friedland KD, Record NR, Asch RG, Kristiansen T, Saba VS, Drinkwater K, Henson S, Leaf RT, Morse RE, Johns D, Large SI, Hjøllo SS, Nye JA, Alexander MA (2016) Seasonal plankton blooms in the North Atlantic linked to the distribution of diapausing zooplankton. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 4:000099. doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000099

2011-2015

  • Pershing AJ, Hernandez CM, Kerr LA, LeBris A, Mills KE, Nye JA, Record NR, Scannell HA, Sherwood GD, Thomas AC (2015) Slow adaptation in the face of rapid warming leads to the collapse of an iconic fishery. Science. 350 (6262): 809-812. doi: 10.1126/science.aac9819
  • Stamieszkin K, Pershing AJ, Record NR, Pilskaln CH, Dam HG, Feinberg LR (2015) Size as the master trait in modeled copepod fecal pellet carbon flux. Limnol. Oceanogr. doi: 10.1002/lno.10156
  • Golet W, Record NR, Lehuta S, Lutcavage M, Galuardi B, Cooper AB, Pershing AJ (2015) The paradox of the pelagics: Why bluefin tuna can go hungry in a sea of plenty. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 527: 181-192.
  • Marquis N, Record NR, Fernández-Robledo JA (2015) Survey for protozoan parasites in eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) from the Gulf of Maine using PCR-based assays. Parasitology International. 64(5): 299-302.
  • Pershing AJ, Mills KE, Record NR, Stamieszkin K, Wurtzell K, Byron C, Fitzpatrick D, Golet W, Koob E (2015) Evaluating trophic cascades as drivers of regime shifts in different ocean ecosystems. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 370: 20130265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2013.0265
  • Runge AJ, Ji R, Thompson C, Record NR, Maps F, Chen C, Salisbury J, Vandemark D (2014) Persistence of Calanus finmarchicus in the western Gulf of Maine during recent extreme warming. J Plank. Res. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbu098
  • Fernández Robledo JA, Vasta GR, Record NR(2014) Protozoan parasites of bivalve molluscs: literature follows culture. PLoS ONE, 9(6): e100872
  • Record NR, Pershing AJ, Maps F (2014) Plankton post-paradox. ICES J. Mar. Sci. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst213
  • Maps F, Record NR, Pershing AJ (2014) A metabolic approach to dormancy in pelagic copepods helps explaining inter- and intra-specific variability in life-history strategies. J Plank. Res. 36 (1), 18-30.
  • Record NR, Pershing AJ, Maps F (2013) Emergent copepod communities in an adaptive trait-structured model. Ecol Model. 260: 11-24.
  • Record NR, Pershing AJ, Maps F (2013) The paradox of “the paradox of the plankton”. ICES J. Mar. Sci. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fst049
  • Lehuta S, Petitgas P, Mahévas S, Huret M, Vermard Y, Uriarte A, Record NR(2013) Selection and validation of a complex fishery model using an uncertainty hierarchy. Fish. Res. 143: 57-66.
  • Barton AD, Pershing AJ, Litchman E, Record NR, Edwards KF, Finkel ZV, Kiørboe T, Ward BA.(2013) The biogoegraphy of marine plankton traits. Ecol. Lett. 16: 522–534.
  • Record NR, Pershing AJ, Maps F (2012) First principles of copepod development help explain global marine diversity pattern. Oecologia. 170(2): 289-295.
  • Pendleton DE, Sullivan PJ, Brown MW, Cole TVN, Good CP, Mayo CA, Monger BC, Phillips S, Record NR, Pershing AJ (2012) Weekly predictions of North Atlantic right whale Eubalaena glacialis habitat reveal influence of prey abundance and seasonality of habitat preferences. Endanger. Species Res. 18: 147-161.
  • Maps F, Pershing AJ, Record NR(2012) A generalized approach for simulating growth and development in diverse marine copepod species. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 69(3): 370-379.
  • Maps F, Runge JA, Leising A, Pershing AJ, Record NR, Plourde S, Pierson JJ (2012) Modeling the timing and duration of dormancy in populations of Calanus finmarchicus from the northwest Atlantic shelf. J. Plank. Res. 34(1): 36-54.

2006-2010

  • Record NR, Pershing AJ, Jossi JW (2010) Biodiversity as a dynamic variable in the Gulf of Maine continuous plankton recorder transect. J. Plank. Res. 32(12): 1675-1684.
  • Record NR, Pershing AJ, Runge JA, Mayo CA, Monger BC, Chen C (2010) Improving ecological forecasts of copepod community dynamics using genetic algorithms. J. Mar. Sys. 82(3): 96-110.
  • Pershing AJ, Christensen LB, Record NR, Sherwood GD, Stetson PB (2010) The Impact of Whaling on the Ocean Carbon Cycle: Why Bigger Was Better. PLoS ONE 5(8): e12444.
  • Runge JA, 19 others, Record NR(2010) Understanding climate impacts on recruitment and spatial dynamics of Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine: Integration of observations and modeling. Prog. Oceanog. 87: 251–263
  • Pershing AJ, Record NR, Monger BC, Pendleton DE, Woodard LA (2009) Model-based estimates of Calanus finmarchicus abundance in the Gulf of Maine. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 378: 227-243
  • Pershing AJ, Record NR, Monger BC, Mayo CA, Brown MW, Cole TVN, Kenney RD, Pendleton DE, Woodard LA (2009) Model-based estimates of right whale habitat use. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 378: 245-257
  • Pendleton DE, Pershing AJ, Brown MW, Mayo CA, Kenney RD, Record NR, Cole TVN (2009) Regional scale mean matters: mean copepod concentration indicates relative abundance of North Atlantic right whales. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 378:211-225
  • Record NR, Pershing AJ (2008) Modeling zooplankton development using the monotonic upstream scheme for conservation laws. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods. 6: 364-372.
  • Roth V, Ivanchenko V, Record NR(2007) Evaluating student response to WeBWorK, a Web-Based Homework Delivery and Grading System. Computers & Education 50:1462-1482.
  • Davoren GK, May C, Penton P, Reinfort B, Buren A, Burke C, Andrews D, Montevecchi WA, Record NR, de Young B, Rose-Taylor C, Bell T, Anderson JT, Koen-Alonso M, Garthe S (2007) An Ecosystem-Based Research Program for Capelin (Mallotus villosus) in the Northwest Atlantic:Overview and Results. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., 39: 35–48.
  • Record NR, de Young B (2006) Patterns of diel vertical migration of zooplankton in historical acoustic Doppler velocity and backscatter data on the Newfoundland Shelf. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 63: 2708-2721.

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