MSc student. Fiona works on species distribution modeling for habitat-forming benthic organisms (corals and sponges) in the North Pacific. Her primary interest is to assess their sensitivity to climate-driven changes in ocean chemistry and currents. The oceans are useful indicators of climate change and its impacts upon ecosystems and species. Given the significant limitations in our understanding of the world’s oceans, predictive modeling of oceanic biogeochemistry and the spatial distribution of ecosystems will make a valuable contribution to conservation management for the oceans.