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Marine & Antarctic Studies Seminar: Seaweed and seagrass in the future ocean: impacts, opportunities and solutions
14 March 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Coastal ecosystems such as seagrass beds and seaweed communities are facing rapidly changing ocean conditions due to ocean warming, ocean acidification and eutrophication. The three speakers will talk about different approaches to understand the effects that the projected future ocean conditions will have on seaweeds and seagrasses, including omics techniques and field and laboratory based experiments.
The speakers will also discuss opportunities to utilise marine macrophytes to mitigate impacts of climate change and salmon aquaculture and highlight how current research can be used to protect threatened species such as the giant kelp.
Speakers: Dr Manoj Kumar, Professor Catriona Hurd, Dr Craig Sandersond