Boris Worm, Dalhousie University, From Snails to Super-predators: Marine Ecology and Global Change

Friday, April 28, 2017

12:00 pm

Hopkins Marine Station, Boat Works Lecture Hall

Sponsored by:
Hopkins Marine Station

Boris Worm, Dalhousie University,  From Snails to Super-predators: Marine Ecology and Global Change

My research interests have long focused on the interaction between people and marine biodiversity, at a regional to global scale. I am interested in how patterns of marine biodiversity arise, how hotspots of high species richness are formed and maintained. On the more applied side I have been tracking changes in marine biodiversity over time and space, with some emphasis on large marine predators such as sharks, tuna, billfish and whales. I am keen to understand what forces these changes, and what the relative contribution is of human-induced versus natural variation. A lot of my work has focused specifically on the impacts of fishing and climate change, and how they may interact in contemporary ecosystems. From this basis of understanding my students and I try to devise management solution that can help to conserve and restore marine biodiversity worldwide.

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When:
Friday, April 28, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where:
Hopkins Marine Station, Boat Works Lecture Hall
Admission:

free and open to public

Tags:

Lecture / Reading Science 

Audience:
Faculty/Staff, Students
Contact:
831-655-6200