Seminar on Global Ocean Change

October 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
OIMB Boathouse Auditorium
63466 Boat Basin Rd
Charleston, OR
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Seaweeds on the Oregon Coast.
Seaweeds off the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Hannah Brandsma

Dr. Kristy Kroeker, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will be speak in Charleston on "Sea Change: Incorporating species interactions into forecasts of emergent effects of glabal change" on Friday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. This lecture is part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's (OIMB) Fall 2018 Seminar Series. 

Research in the Kroeker Lab at UCSC addresses the drivers of change in marine communities. Their research program is advanced by two complementary approaches. First, they combine field experiments with laboratory manipulations to understand the underpinnings of community and ecosystem dynamics. Second, they use meta-analysis and modeling to synthesize empirical results and advance broad theoretical frameworks for predicting the emergent effects of environmental change. Their lab uses a variety of systems to answer our questions, from seagrass ecosystems and rocky intertidal communities to rocky reefs surrounding volcanic carbon dioxide vents and kelp forests.

These OIMB lectures, while open to all, are geared to scientists rather than popular audiences.  They provide an opportunity to listen in on the scientific community while researchers discuss how they study the marine environment, but the talks aren't designed for laypeople.

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