Atlantic Ocean

Carly S. Lovas

Marine ecology and coastal climate adaptation

Ocean, Climate, Society.

With 3.3 billion people reliant on fisheries, humanity’s relationship with the sea has shaped our history, our successes and failures, and will shape our future. Driven by climate change, fisheries are expected to respond, testing our abilities to adapt to these changes. Understanding shifts in fisheries, exploring new and creative management possibilities, and assessing how these changes will impact those most reliant on the industry are imperative to ensuring the future of sustainable fisheries and coastal communities.

Research Interests

Climate change impacts in the Arctic and North Atlantic ocean

  • How are physical changes in the Arctic driving ecosystem changes locally and globally?

Integrated systems ecology and quantitative ecology

  • Implementing quantitative models to understand species distribution shifts for commercial fisheries

Coastal adaptation and resilience

  • How can fishing communities brace for and adapt to changes in available resources?

Intersectional climate justice in coastal and fishing communities

  • Supporting women and BIPOC fishers and scientists


All of my peer reviewed publications are available via Google Scholar or ORCiD. My CV is available for download here. Additional non-peer reviewed articles and science communications are found below.

Current Position

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Integrated Systems Ecology

Quantitative Research Associate



Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia Climate School

Master of Arts in Climate and Society


College of Charleston

School of Science and Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology


Experience & Expertise

Knowledge areas & Interests

Marine Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Climate Change

Data Analysis & Visualization

Social Impact Assessment

Strategic Science & Climate Communication

Previous Experience

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Graduate Research Assistant

Climate change and fisheries

New York, New York


National Park Service

Contract Research Technician

Natural Resource Management

Glen Jean, West Virginia

July 2019 - October 2019

Grice Marine Laboratory

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrates

Charleston, South Carolina

2016 - October 2016

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