Sea Level Rise and the Fate of Chesapeake Wetlands
Speaker: Pat Megonigal (SERC)
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!