Lecture on Coastal Habitat Loss

April 20, 2021 - 9:00 AM
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

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The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is presenting its spring Seminar Series online this year. Most of the lectures take place at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  However, the special spring seminar coming up will be held on Tuesday, April 20, at 9 a.m.

The speaker is Dr. Carlos Duarte, and the topic is “Reversing the loss of coastal habitats.”

Dr. Duarte is a Distinguished Professor of Marine Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, a research university in Saudi Arabia where he holds the Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology.   He is a versatile aquatic ecologist who works from the tropics to polar ecosystems, from macrophytes to microbes, from coastal systems to open ocean gyres using all type of approaches.  He is an expert on the ecology of seagrass meadows.  Much of his research addresses marine biodiversity, human impacts to marine ecosystems, and the potential for recovery of those ecosystems.

To register for this event, contact Richard Emlet, remlet@uoregon.edu, at least 24 hours in advance, to request Zoom information and password.