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Flips, Locks, and Feedbacks: The Lasting Effects of Fisheries on Maine’s Kelp Forest Ecosystem

April 16, 7:00 PM

Free

Ecosystems can “flip” and, as a result of reinforcing feedback mechanisms, “lock” into alternative stable states. Robert Steneck, professor at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, studied this process in a kelp-forest ecosystem in Maine for nearly four decades and found two stable states: one dominated by green sea urchins and crustose coralline algae and the other by erect fleshy macroalgae. Come hear the results of his studies.

Details

Date:
April 16
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Lindsey Cotter-Hayes
Phone:
859-5356
Email:
escoordinator@colby.edu

Venue

Room 1, Olin Science Center, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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