February 28 2011

12:00 LSB 2320

This seminar is sponsored by Department of EEB & IOES

Kaustuv Roy

The future of coastal biodiversity in a warm and crowded world: Insights from California


Coastal zone ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to global warming and other anthropogenic impacts such as exploitation and urbanization. But despite their importance, these ecosystems remain poorly studied and their future uncertain. The coastal zone of California has tremendous potential to serve as a model system for understanding how coastal biodiversity is changing in response to anthropogenic impacts and for developing strategies for managing these unique biological resources in a rapidly urbanizing world. In this talk I will provide an overview of our work on understanding the responses of intertidal and nearshore marine species in southern California to climate change and harvesting pressure and discuss the implications of the findings for management and conservation.











































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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