Ryan Rykaczewski received prestigious grant from the Nippon Foundation
Ryan Rykaczewski has been awarded grant funding from the Nippon Foundation’s Nereus Program. This Program is supported by a non-profit philanthropic organization in Japan and aims to undertake research that advances our comprehensive understanding of the ocean system across the natural and social sciences, from oceanography and marine ecology to fisheries economics and impacts on coastal communities. The Program is noteworthy in its effort to bring together world experts from a broad range of disciplines who are focused on the future of the global ocean and its resources.
The Program initially involved a partnership of six institutions from around the globe. Ryan will lead the project at the University of South Carolina, where research will focus on the responses of forage fish populations in eastern boundary upwelling ecosystems to physical and biogeochemical variability associated with future climate change.
Ryan is also author of an article in PNAS, and this work is highlighted on the website of the Nereus Program.