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“Ocean Warming: The role of temperature as a process regulator in marine communities”
Monday, November 26, 2018, 4:00 PM * 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
John Bruno from UNC one of the leaders in studying marine ecosystems and their responses to global change, and will be talking at 4pm on Monday, November 26th in 126 Winston Hall on: Ocean Warming: The role of temperature as a process regulator in marine communities.
Bruno is a dedicated communicator of science, and has an interesting article in the NYT Sunday Review and an Op-Ed in the Washington Post, and he has particular expertise in the Caribbean and Galapagos.
We know ocean warming is causing population declines and species range shifts, altering the composition and functioning of marine communities. But is warming also directly affecting processes, via the temperature-dependence of ectotherm metabolism? Warming is know to influence all kinds of processes in the sea, from developmental rates and dispersal, to species interactions and the structure of food webs. Based on all of this, warming should be speeding up ocean ecosystems: but is that happening yet and why should we care?
Bruno’s Google Scholar page with links to publications: https://scholar.
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