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Jonathan (Jon) Hare was born and raised in upstate New York. He completed his graduate work at SUNY Stony Brook. His dissertation focused on bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix). He completed his post-doctoral work at the NMFS lab in Beaufort, North Carolina working on recruitment dynamics of several species. After seven years, he moved to the Narragansett Lab in 2005 where he became head of the Oceanography Program, a position he still holds as of this interview.
Interview contains discussions of: oceanographic data, research vessels, zooplankton, menhaden, plankton, budget issues, climate variability and change, mathematical and statistical models, Atlantic river herring, ocean acidification, paradigm shift back to ecosystem, and cooperation between researchers.
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