Under pressure: Vulnerability and resilience of marine ecosystems and fisheries to multiple stressors
Dr. Fiorenza Micheli
David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science
Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions
Hopkins Marine Station
Friday, January 19, 2018
AERL Theatre (120)
Marine and coastal ecosystems and human communities around the world are impacted by climate change, resulting in decreased ocean productivity, altered food web dynamics, habitat degradation, economic losses, and health and safety risks as a consequence of the changing and more variable climate. Dr. Micheli will present results of an interdisciplinary research program investigating the current impacts of climate and oceanographic variability on marine ecosystems and fisheries of Baja California, Mexico, and the influences of local and global feedbacks on the resilience and adaptive capacity of these systems.
Fiorenza Micheli is a marine ecologist at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, where she is the David and Lucile Packard Professor of Marine Science and the co-director of the Center for Ocean Solutions. Micheli’s research focuses on the processes shaping marine communities and incorporating this understanding in marine management and conservation. She investigates climatic impacts and the resilience of small-scale fisheries, the impacts of coastal hypoxia and ocean acidification on marine species and communities, and the function of Marine Protected Areas. She is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, and senior fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment.
Next week: Construction of advanced techniques to detect seafood fraud and adulteration, with Dr. Xiaonan Lu, Associate Professor, Food Science, UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems
IOF Seminar Schedule: http://oceans.ubc.ca/education/seminars-lecture-series/fish-500-lecture-schedule/
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