Webinar on the Future Ocean

October 13, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Oregon Shores

Dr. Kristy Kroeker in the field.

As part of our series of speakers commemorating our 50th anniversary and looking toward the next 50 years, Oregon Shores hosts a talk by marine ecologist Kristy Kroeker, speaking on “Our Changing Oceans.”  The event takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Kroeker is an associate professor in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department in the Institute of Marine Science at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a core faculty member in the Coastal Science and Policy Graduate Program there.  She specializes in such areas of research as community ecology, species interactions, and global change biology.  She and the other researchers in her lab focus on coastal sustainability, climate change, multiple stressors, social-ecological systems, and ocean policy and management.

Her research examines the ecological effects of climate change, ocean acidification, and deoxygenation on marine communities and ecosystems, with a focus on the coastal communities spanning the West Coast of the United States and Alaska. In addition, she addresses how actions at a local scale can offset the effects of global change on marine ecosystems to protect both nature and people. She is a Packard Fellow in Science and Engineering, a Sloan Fellow in Ocean Sciences, and a U.C. Climate Action Champion. In addition, she sits on the Scientific Advisory Team of the California Ocean Protection Council as well as the advisory committee for the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center, the leading intergovernmental body facilitating international collaboration and capacity building for ocean acidification research worldwide.

She will discuss the ways in which the marine environment is changing now and it likely to continue changing in the future, with a particular emphasis on ocean acidification and its effects, and will contemplate the effects of these changes on ocean organisms.

Here is the registration link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HnLejvk0QiSeBqfF8I9vWA