Talk on Kelp Forests

April 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM
OIMB Spring Seminar Series

Kelp bed.\Photo by Dave Ledig.
Kelp bed.\Photo by Dave Ledig.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Spring 2020 Seminar Series has moved online.  The public is welcome to sit in through Zoom at no cost.

The second talk in the series comes from Cathy Pfister, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, speaking on “The historical dynamics, ecological role, and microbial partners of kelp forests in the Northeast Pacific Ocean.”

It takes place online at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 17.  (Most of the seminars in this series will be on Fridays at this time.)

Dr. Pfister’s work has focused on the dynamics of species in marine systems and the role they play at ecosystem scales. Two recurring themes in her research are the implications of species interactions for community and ecosystem dynamics, and the contribution of climate change to species dynamics. Her interests can be broadly grouped into four areas: (1) the interplay between species and productivity in coastal marine ecosystems, (2) the implications of ocean acidification in coastal marine ecosystems, (3) identifying the causes and consequences of variability in marine populations and (4) understanding the relative impacts of genetic and demographic factors to extinction risk.

The seminars in this series are free, but are password protected.  For information, or to request the password, contact organizer Aaron Galloway, agallow3@uoregon.edu.  Be sure to allow 24 hours’ notice.

To connect, once you have your password:


Meeting ID: 178 063 625