Climate Change and Oregon's Rocky Shores

February 2, 2023 - 6:30 PM
Pacific Maritime Heritage Center
333 SE Bay Blvd
Newport, OR
Midcoast Watersheds Council

Tidepool life.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Midcoast Watersheds Council will hold its first in-person community meeting (remote option available) on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

This month's featured guest is Dr. Bruce Menge, who will share his work on long-term ecological research and how climate changes may affect rocky shore habitats. 

About the talk:

"Intertidal rocky shores are an iconic part of the Oregon coast, whose tidepools provide a glimpse into undersea life. Researchers have been conducting experimental and observational studies of these areas for several decades, and have begun to identify trends that aren’t visible to casual observers. Although rocky shore communities appear stable, underlying dynamics warn of possible impacts of climate change and other environmental threats that affect the resilience of these systems.

This month, we have the pleasure of hearing from Bruce Menge, a Distinguished Professor at OSU and lead researcher of the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO). He pioneered long-term studies within individual sites and extended those studies to regional and global biogeographical scales. He has published over 180 research papers, many of which are considered foundational in the field of community ecology."

The event is free and open to all, it will be at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center (333 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport), or you can register to attend remotely.