Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science
Earth & Oceanographic Science
My interests are in marine biodiversity, computational ecology, ecosystem forecasting, and marine science education. I have worked on a wide range of projects, including forecasting whale migration patterns, measuring zooplankton with lasers, and designing machine-learning algorithms to train computers to solve oceanographic problems. If you're interested in my work, you can usually find me in my office, or behind a pair of binoculars.
2010-present Board of directors, Officer of Outreach and External Affairs, Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association, Portland, ME
2006-2012 Research Associate, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME / Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME
2006 Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Mathematics Department, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
2005-2006 Physical Oceanography Research Technician, Bermuda Atlantic Time-Series Study, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, St. George's, Bermuda
2002-2003 Volunteer Instructor, Linda Learning Center, Phetchaburi, Thailand
Malik McKnight presenting his summer research on zooplankton dormancy at the President's Science Symposium 2012
Sampling ctenophores in Harpswell Sound in the Oceanography of the Gulf of Maine intro class, fall 2012
Record NR, Pershing AJ, Maps F (in preparation) The paradox of “the paradox of the plankton”.
Record NR, Runge JA (in preparation) Determining zooplankton community structure using optical properties.
Golet W, Record NR, Lehuta S, Lutcavage M, Pershing AJ (in review) Prey size structure not abundance determines top predator foraging success.
Record NR, Pershing AJ, Maps F (in review) Emergent copepod communities in an adaptive trait-structured model.
Lehuta S, Petitgas P, Mahévas S, Huret M, Vermard Y, Uriarte A, Record NR (in review) Selection and validation of a complex fishery model using an uncertainty hierarchy.
Barton AD, Pershing AJ, Litchman E, Record NR, Edwards KF, Finkel ZV, Kiørboe T, Ward BA (in revision) The biogoegraphy of plankton traits.
Record NR, Pershing AJ, Maps F (2012) First principles of copepod development help explain global marine diversity pattern. Oecologia. 170(2): 289-295.
Pendleton DE, Sullivan PJ, Brown MW, Cole TVN, Good CP, Mayo CA, Monger BC, Phillips S, Record NR, Pershing AJ (2012) Weekly predictions of North Atlantic right whale Eubalaena glacialis habitat reveal influence of prey abundance and seasonality of habitat preferences. Endanger. Species Res. 18: 147-161.
Maps F, Pershing AJ, Record NR (2012) A generalized approach for simulating growth and development in diverse marine copepod species. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 69(3): 370-379 .
Maps F, Runge JA, Leising A, Pershing AJ, Record NR, Plourde S, Pierson JJ (2012) Modeling the timing and duration of dormancy in populations of Calanus finmarchicus from the northwest Atlantic shelf. J. Plank. Res. 34(1): 36-54.
Record NR, Pershing AJ, Jossi JW (2010) Biodiversity as a dynamic variable in the Gulf of Maine continuous plankton recorder transect. J. Plank. Res. 32(12): 1675-1684.
Record NR, Pershing AJ, Runge JA, Mayo CA, Monger BC, Chen C (2010) Improving ecological forecasts of copepod community dynamics using genetic algorithms J. Mar. Sys. 82(3): 96-110.
Pershing AJ, Christensen LB, Record NR, Sherwood GD, Stetson PB (2010) The Impact of Whaling on the Ocean Carbon Cycle: Why Bigger Was Better. PLoS ONE 5(8): e12444.
Runge JA, 19 others, Record NR (2010) Understanding climate impacts on recruitment and spatial dynamics of Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine: Integration of observations and modeling. Prog. Oceanog. 87: 251–263
Pershing AJ, Record NR, Monger BC, Pendleton DE, Woodard LA (2009) Model-based estimates of Calanus finmarchicus abundance in the Gulf of Maine. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 378: 227-243
Pershing AJ, Record NR, Monger BC, Mayo CA, Brown MW, Cole TVN, Kenney RD, Pendleton DE, Woodard LA (2009) Model-based estimates of right whale habitat use. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 378: 245-257
Pendleton DE, Pershing AJ, Brown MW, Mayo CA, Kenney RD, Record NR, Cole TVN (2009) Regional scale mean matters: mean copepod concentration indicates relative abundance of North Atlantic right whales. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 378:211-225
Record NR, Pershing AJ (2008) Modeling zooplankton development using the monotonic upstream scheme for conservation laws. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods. 6: 364-372.
Roth V, Ivanchenko V, Record NR (2007) Evaluating student response to WeBWorK, a Web-Based Homework Delivery and Grading System. Computers & Education 50:1462-1482.
Davoren GK, May C, Penton P, Reinfort B, Buren A, Burke C, Andrews D, Montevecchi WA, Record NR, de Young B, Rose-Taylor C, Bell T, Anderson JT, Koen-Alonso M, Garthe S (2007) An Ecosystem-Based Research Program for Capelin (Mallotus villosus) in the Northwest Atlantic: Overview and Results. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., 39: 35–48.
Record NR, de Young B (2006) Patterns of diel vertical migration of zooplankton in historical acoustic Doppler velocity and backscatter data on the Newfoundland Shelf. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 63: 2708-2721.