Steneck to share climate change success stories in DMC seminar

Bob Steneck will present “Marine Ecosystems that Trump Climate Change: Seas of Good News in an Ocean of Worry” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center.

Despite the challenges that marine ecosystems face because of climate change, the UMaine marine ecologist says it’s “too early to write the obituary for our marine ecosystems.”

His talk will highlight numerous success stories.

The professor of marine biology and marine policy in the School of Marine Sciences explores coral reefs in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific oceans and kelp forests in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans. He has studied lobsters, sea urchins, fish, corals, calcareous algae, historical ecology, global climate change and the science of managing marine resources.

Steneck’s work helps communities understand climate change and its effects on these important ecosystems.

This event is part of the DMC’s science seminar series. The free public talks will be held each Friday through Aug. 16. They feature faculty, students and alumni of UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. Presentations provide opportunities to discuss current marine research that advances understanding of marine ecosystems and the human communities that are part of them.

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