Apr 28, 2016

Climatic regulation of the neurotoxin domoic acid

S. Morgaine McKibben, William Peterson, A. Michelle Wood, Vera L. Trainer, Matthew Hunter, Angelicque E. White
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Investigates regulation of domoic acid, a potent marine phycotoxin, at the climate scale
  • Finds an association between domoic acid in shellfish and climate-scale warm ocean conditions, a unique, large-scale perspective relative to previous work
  • Shows evidence of climatic regulation of domoic acid in shellfish over the past 20 y in the Northern California Current regime
  • Presents an applied domoic acid risk assessment model for the US West Coast based on combined climatic and local variables