Coastline Habitat Change Seminar

October 13, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Boathouse Auditorium
63466 Boat Basin Rd.
Charleston, OR
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Pacific Rim National Park, BC Canada
Pacific Rim National Park in British Columbia, Canada. | Photo by Jack Aloha

As part of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s Fall Seminar Series, Margot Hessing-Lewis from the Hakai Institute (BC Canada) will speak on, “Stressed and disturbed; coastline complexity and biodiversity mitigate nearshore habitat change.” The talk takes place at 4 p.m. at the Boatman Auditorium, and is free to and open to the public. 

Margot Hessing-Lewis is a marine ecologist who studies interactions between coastal species, and the linkages between nearshore habitats such as seagrass beds and kelp forests. With Hakai's MarineGEO program, she coordinates monitoring of critical coastal habitats in British Columbia as part of a global network of marine research stations. Margot also directs seagrass research, and investigates forage fish, especially herring spawning events and the social-ecological system linked to herring.

Her doctorate at Oregon State University focused on the role of coastal oceanography (upwelling) on seaweed and seagrass communities in estuaries across the Pacific Northwest. 

For information, call (541) 888-2581 or e-mail oimb@uoregon.edu.