Joann Glorioso

Events Coordinator / Communications & Public Relations Officer

New publication: A new method to assess ecosystem vulnerability and protect biodiversity

In the new publication “A functional vulnerability framework for biodiversity conservation”, published in Nature Communications on the 1st of September 2022, Q-quatics provided occurrence records for over 4,000 marine species that the AquaMaps team has verified. These are made up of georeferenced occurrence data, primarily from GBIF and OBIS, that have…

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The 23rd FishBase-SeaLifeBase Symposium: Various uses of these global information platforms and their contributions to aquatic food systems

FishBase – SeaLifeBase Annual Symposium5-6 September 2022 | WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia   This year’s FishBase-SeaLifeBase Symposium, a hybrid virtual and in-person event, will be an opportunity to illustrate the different uses of FishBase and SeaLifeBase in the fields of ecology, biogeography, fisheries, taxonomy and aquariology. It will highlight the contribution…

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Video tutorials of CMSY assessment method now freely available

Q-quatics’ partner, the Sea Around Us, has released a suite of free video tutorials for data users interested in learning how to perform stock assessments using the CMSY methodology. CMSY or the estimation of maximum sustainable yield from catch and resilience, is one of the novel stock assessment methods for…

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New research says the UN Sustainable Development Goal for the world oceans is heading for failure

A crucial globally agreed framework to protect the world’s oceans and fisheries is on course to fail, according to a new study led by the University of Portsmouth with collaborators from DIATOM Consulting and one of Q-quatics’ partners, the Sea Around Us. The new research examined the progress of the…

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Use of AquaMaps data for the development of 4D marine conservation priority framework

The AquaMaps Team of FishBase –Kristin Kaschner (Albert-Ludwigs University), Cristina Garilao (GEOMAR) and  Kathleen Kesner-Reyes (Q-quatics), provided present and future biodiversity data for over 2,000 benthic and pelagic species inhabiting the Mediterranean Sea, for the study “4D marine conservation networks: Combining 3D prioritization of present and future biodiversity with climatic…

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The Ocean’s Whistleblower: A Conversation with Daniel Pauly

A momentous occasion presenting the biography of Dr Daniel Pauly, co-creator of FishBase and the man behind the brilliant concepts ‘shifting baselines’ and ‘fishing down marine food webs’, is taking place on June 9, 2022 at 6:00 PM  to 8:00 PM PST –both online (via Zoom) and onsite at the…

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Message from Deng Palomares for World Oceans Day 2022

For World Oceans Day 2002, Dr. Maria Lourdes Palomares, ‘Deng’ to her colleagues, family and friends, Board Member of Q-quatics and Project Manager of the Sea Around Us, was one of the selected few researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries to be featured…

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A breakthrough in growth estimation of fishes and invertebrates by FishBase pioneer Dr. Rainer Froese

Co-creator and editor of FishBase Dr Rainer Froese, known and recognized for his advance and computer-intensive stock assessment method CMSY, has recently published a new method for estimating the somatic growth of fishes and invertebrates from its maximum length combined with either its length or age at maturation or with…

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We are hiring: 2 Research Assistants and 1 Artist Assistant

  Position 1: Research Assistant 1Hours: Full-time Project-basedLocation: Los Baños, LagunaSalary: Commensurate with required qualifications Roles and Responsibilities Quantitative Aquatics, Inc. seeks two Research Assistants with the following responsibilities to work in DigIn (Documenting Marine Biodiversity through Digitization of Invertebrate Collections), a project funded by the National Science Foundation of…

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How much fish is left? Assessments for 2,500 stocks now available from the Sea Around Us database

Under the premise of finding out how much fish is left in our oceans since 1950, when industrial fishing operations began to spread to the world oceans, the Sea Around Us team together with the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean, and the FishBase and SeaLifeBase teams assessed the status of over 2,500 fish and invertebrate populations exploited in the Exclusive Economic Zones of all maritime countries and the high seas.

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