Ocean Habitats Presentation

November 1, 2019 - 4:00 PM
: Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
63466 Boat Basin Rd
Charleston, OR
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Methane seep off Oregon.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State University.

The next installment of the Fall Seminar Series at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is coming up on Friday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m. in OIMB’s Boathouse Auditorium.  The speaker is Andrew Thurber of Oregon State University, speaking on “Reefscapes and Seepscapes:  Exploring how disparate habitats from the deep to the sunlit seas are connected together and to society.”  The talk is free and open to all (but be aware that these OIMB talks are oriented toward scientists and students, not the general public, although members of the public are welcome to listen in).

Dr. Thurber, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology at OSU, specializes in studying how animal feeding behavior affects biogeochemical processes mediated by bacteria and the older organisms now known as “archaea.”  He studies deep sea methane seeps and “spionid beds” in Antarctica.

To reach the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium, park near the campus (63466 Boat Basin Rd.) and walk down the road past the Coast Guard housing.

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