Marine Reserves Seminar

October 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
63466 Boat Basin Rd.
Charleston, OR
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Kirsten Grorud-Colvert.
Kirsten Grorud-Colvert.

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Fall Seminar Series, Kirsten Grorud-Colvert of Oregon State University will speak on “Oregon’s marine reserves:  local ecology, global context, and upcoming evaluation.”  The talk takes place at 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public.  It will probably be held in the Institute’s dining hall, although this location is not yet certain.

Kirsten Grorud-Colvert is on the faculty of Oregon State University, where she has studied marine systems and ocean organisms from the Florida Keys to the nearshore ocean off Oregon. She uses data from many different marine species and habitats to look at what happens when you protect an area in the ocean and what we can learn from these areas in order to design even better protection. She also directs the Science of Marine Reserves Project, a team of marine ecologists, graphic designers, communication specialists and marine reserve scientists around the globe developing effective ways to share scientific data about marine reserves with the general public.  As the title of her talk indicates, Oregon's still-new system of five marine reserves will come up for review, which will have a great deal to do with the system's future.  The scientific research being done in the reserves will play the key role in that review.

This seminar series is usually held in the Boathouse Auditorium.  However, the location of some talks will have to be moved to the dining hall due to construction on the road leading to the auditorium—this talk is among them.  Check signs on campus or call ahead to make sure of the exact location.

For information, call (541) 888-2581 or e-mail [email protected].