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Interaction of Climate and Human-driven Changes in Pacific Northwest Estuaries: Perspectives From Seagrass and Macroalgae
October 13, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
(Photo by Toni Greaves) COOS BAY, OREGON – May 20, 2019: Caitlin Magel spends the early morning monitoring an eelgrass bed at South Slough National Estuarine Reserve near Coos Bay, Oregon.
Young Scientist Webinar Series
The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is hosting a Young Scientist Webinar Series featuring graduate students and postdocs sharing their ocean research. This series will take place October – April on the second Tuesday of the Month (Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13) at 5:30pm.
October 13 at 5:30pm
Presenting Caitlin Magel, PhD student at Oregon State University
Seagrass and macroalgae provide many important services to coastal communities. Located in estuaries along the coast, these vegetated habitats are vulnerable to both ocean- and land-based stressors. This talk will investigate the importance of various environmental drivers using 15 years of seagrass surveys within and among four Pacific Northwest estuaries. Perspectives on the long-term persistence of these habitats and implications for estuary resilience will be explored.
About the Presenter
Caitlin Magel is a PhD student at Oregon State University studying the ecology seagrass and macroalgae in in Pacific Northwest estuaries to better understand adaptation to biogeochemical changes in the environment. Her academic interests include estuarine ecology, land use, biogeochemical cycling and ocean acidification.