Lecture on the Effects of Ocean Acidification

January 5, 2023 - 3:30 PM
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR
Hatfield Marine Science Center

Oregon pink shrimp. /Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Oregon pink shrimp. /Photo courtesy of ODFW.

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host George Waldbusser, a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, to discuss his work on ocean acidification and its effects on marine life. This presentation will take place on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 3:30 p.m.

About the talk:

“Over the past decade, ocean acidification research has advanced our understanding of the potential threats and dynamics of how this global stressor may manifest locally. I intend to provide an overview of various work from my lab group over this time touching on aspects of what ocean acidification may mean to oysters, Oregon Pink Shrimp and the persistence of calcium carbonate shells in estuarine environments. In addition, I will highlight ongoing work to understand the spatial and temporal dynamics of carbonate chemistry in Yaquina Bay, and preliminary efforts to explore ways to offset ocean acidification in tide-flats via alkalinization. "

These talks are delivered in a hybrid fashion. The event is free, and all are welcome to attend in person in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building auditorium at the HMSC (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr). You can also attend online. Register here to attend remotely via Zoom.