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Biology Department Seminar - Predator-prey dynamics on oyster reefs in a period of global change

When: Friday, November 18, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Science and Engineering Building 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA
Description: "Predator-prey dynamics on oyster reefs in a period of global change" seminar by Dr. David Kimbro (Northeastern University).

The Kimbro lab studies how environmental gradients and anthropogenic activities can alter the sign and magnitude of species interactions that structure the functioning and services provided by estuarine habitat-forming species such as oyster reefs, seagrass meadows, and salt marshes. In this talk, I will share how our lab has used simple field and laboratory experiments to understand the context dependency of predation-risk effects and to help resolve interstate litigation concerning the roles of upstream freshwater withdrawal, drought, and harvesting pressure on the collapse of a historically important oyster fishery in Florida, USA.
Contact: Biology Seminar Series 508.999.8248
Topical Areas: Faculty, Students, Graduate, Students, Undergraduate, Biology