Talk on Climate and Rocky Shores

December 1, 2022 - 6:30 PM
Midcoast Watersheds Council

Bruce Menge in the field, with student Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman.
Bruce Menge in the field, with student Elizabeth Cerny-Chipman.

On Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m., the Midcoast Watersheds Council is hosting their remote December Community Meeting. This meeting will feature Bruce Menge, a professor at Oregon State University with an extensive history studying coastal ecology.

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, 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."

This community meeting will be hosted virtually on Zoom, and all are welcome to attend. To register, go here.