Seagrass Ecosystems: Exploring Marine Biodiversity along BC’s Coast

Seagrass Ecosystems: Exploring Marine Biodiversity along BC’s Coast

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/Nov/2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Unitarian Centre (Hewett Hall)

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Seagrass meadows are important marine ecosystems that provide food and habitat for a diverse number of animals, including Dungeness crab, herring and great blue herons. Seagrasses also help people by protecting coastlines, filtering water and giving shelter to economically important species like salmon. Join Emily Adamczyk as she dives into seagrass ecosystems along the British Columbia coast from Calvert Island to the Salish Sea. She will discuss how coastal activities and climate change affect seagrass habitats and the animals that rely on them.

Emily Adamczyk is a PhD Candidate in the Zoology Department at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on the biodiversity of invertebrate and microbial communities found in seagrass ecosystems throughout BC.

 


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