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Climate Change Science in 2018

Climate Change Science in 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Bert Drake (SERC, emeritus scientist)

Pre-registration Required
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Event Details

Stay on top of the science this New Year, with our new winter evening lecture series! In the kickoff lecture, get the latest on climate change science with SERC plant physiologist Bert Drake. Dr. Drake will recap some of the highlights of his 2017 "Making Sense of Climate Change" series, and introduce some of the newest developments over the past year. Free and open to all. No registration required—a curious mind is all you need to bring.

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Sea Level Rise and the Fate of Chesapeake Wetlands

Sea Level Rise and the Fate of Chesapeake Wetlands

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Pat Megonigal (SERC)

Pre-registration Required
No

Event Details

Stay on top of the science this New Year, with our new winter evening lecture series! Wetlands are critical for protecting our homes from storms and filtering out pollution before it reaches the Bay, in addition to sheltering wildlife above and below the water. But can they survive the onslaught of rising seas? In this talk, SERC biogeochemist Pat Megonigal will outline how wetlands have evolved ways to resist sea level rise, and what it may take for them to succeed in the 21st century.

This talk is part of SERC's "Science and History on the Bay" winter evening lecture series. Lectures start at 7pm; light refreshments at 6:30. Free and open to all!

7:00PM - 8:00PM
 
 
Nature at the center: Multiscale scenarios for biodiversity and ecosystem services

Nature at the center: Multiscale scenarios for biodiversity and ecosystem services

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Henrique Pereria (German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research)

Pre-registration Required
No

Event Details

Our Thursday science seminars are free and open to the public. Because they are directed towards a scientific audience, they are more technical than our evening lectures. Visit our Evening Lecture Page to learn more about our free evening lecture series.

Summary: Our research aims at understanding the patterns and processes of global biodiversity change, with the goal of informing environmental policy and management of ecosystems. We are particularly interested in the impacts of land-use change on biodiversity and ecosystem services across scale. Our research ranges from fieldwork on the biodiversity consequences of rewilding abandoned farmland, to models of biodiversity for future socioeconomic scenarios. We strive to also bring the best science to policy making, so we engage in multiple fora with policy makers, including the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Finally, we want to contribute to improve the availability of data on biodiversity change worldwide, so we host the secretariat of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network.

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Chesapeake Fisheries: The Facts and the Future

Chesapeake Fisheries: The Facts and the Future

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Tuck Hines (SERC)

Pre-registration Required
No

Event Details

Stay on top of the facts this year, with our new winter evening lecture series featuring science and history from around the Bay. In this talk, SERC director and marine biologist Tuck Hines will give an overview of some of the Chesapeake's most iconic species, including oysters, blue crabs, striped bass, menhaden and river herring. Despite their vastly different life cycles and fisheries, this talk shows a consistent historical pattern, and points to the key for restoration and sustainable management.

This talk is part of SERC's "Science & History on the Bay" winter evening lecture series. Lectures start at 7pm; light refreshments at 6:30. Free and open to all!

7:00PM - 8:00PM
 
 
 
 
 
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