Melanie Harrison is a water quality specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Fisheries Division. She helps protect and restore threatened and endangered fish by evaluating development projects. In order to protect and restore these fish species she has to consider how climate change will impact the fish and their habitat in the future.


This video is featured in our Clue into Climate e-book series. Click on the tabs below to download our free e-books and subscribe to our iTunes U course. You can also visit our e-books page to view our other offerings.

Climate e-book cover 1

Look into the causes of climate change, and discover how scientists develop and use climate models.

Download on iBooks Subscribe on iTunes

Climate e-book cover 2 web

Learn about how climate change influences precipitation patterns and how it impacts our frozen landscape.

Download on iBooks Subscribe on iTunes

Climate e-book cover 3 updated web

Investigate shifts in the distribution of plant and animal species due to climate change, and the effects of increased carbon dioxide emissions on the ocean.

Download on iBooks Subscribe on iTunes

Climate e-book cover 4 web

See how communities are preparing for sea level rise and other impacts of climate change, and ways we can help minimize future climate change.

Download on iBooks Subscribe on iTunes

Career Spotlight: Water Quality Specialist 18 December,2015Lauren Farrar

Author

Lauren Farrar

Lauren has a background in biology, education, and filmmaking. She has had the privilege to work on a diverse array of educational endeavors and is currently a producer for KQED Learning's YouTube series Above the Noise. Lauren's career has taken her to the deepest parts of the ocean to film deep sea hydrothermal vents for classroom webcasts, into the pool to film synchronized swimmers to teach about the pH scale, and on roller coasters to create a video about activation energy. And, she’s done it all for the sake of education. Lauren loves communicating science! Follow her on twitter @LFarrarAtWork

Sponsored by

Become a KQED sponsor