Webinar on Kelp Forests

January 12, 2022 - 6:30 PM
CoastWatch, Audubon Society of Lincoln City

Kelp forest.\Photo by Patrick Webster.

Oregon Shores (through our CoastWatch program) and Lincoln City Audubon are collaborating on a series of presentations this winter, "Beyond the Beach," dealing with coastal protection and resilience.  On Wednesday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m., the topic is “Oregon’s Kelp Forests: Past, Present, and Future.”  The event is free and open to all.

Speaker is Sara Hamilton, a PhD candidate at Oregon State University who has established herself as a leading expert on kelp forest ecology.  She is a subtidal ecologist who studies kelp forests in Oregon’s nearshore ocean.  Her talk will deal with the population dynamics of bull kelp and purple urchins, and how their interaction affects our marine ecosystems.  She will share current research conducted by divers on the southern Oregon coast, and about restoration and recovery of kelp species in Oregon.  She will be introduced by CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Jones.

To attend this event, register here.