Congratulations to CEI Director Aaron Shultz! He successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on "Responses of Subtropical Nearshore Fishes to Climate Change" at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with Dr. Cory Suski as his lead advisor. Aaron's research focused on how climate change stressors affect fish in nearshore ecosystems. These ecosystems are important nursery and foraging grounds, but there was insufficient knowledge on how fish in these areas will react to the predicted increases in temperature and carbon dioxide.

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