Ayelet Voskoboynik, Main Campus, Mitchell 350/372 (12:00-12:30)
Title: "Exploring the Resilience of Tunicates: Oceans survivors of 550 Million Years of Evolution"
Abstract: While climate change is a major threat to marine life, it is impossible to know exactly how quickly species will adapt to warmer and more acidic seawater, or which species will survive into the future. In this seminar, we will explore the life history of Botryllus schlosseri, an ancient marine organism that has adapted and survived to diverse environmental changes over 550 million years of evolution, to better understand the key elements that allowed for its resilience.
Krish Seetah, Hopkins Marine Station, Boatworks Lecture Hall (12:30-1:00)
Title: "Bridging Social and Natural Sciences in Oceans Based Research: Case Studies from the Indian Ocean"
Abstract: Using vignettes from research focused mainly on Mauritius, this presentation briefly outlines work that illustrates ways in which underwater cultural heritage can be used to build local resilience, coral data can help with developing models for disease prediction, and cultural and environmental surveys can assist in the process of decolonization.
The Oceans Seminar Series is available in-person only; no Zoom links wil be provided. Lectures will be live-streamed in Mitchell and in Boatworks for community viewing.