Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide is both warming and acidifying marine environments, and many marine biologists are working to understand how marine ecosystems are responding and will respond to these changes. Consequently, there is a growing body of robust and reliable scientific understanding of the responses of marine ecosystems to global environmental change. However, recently some prominent claims in this field have been called into question. Currently, a large group of papers claiming that rising levels of CO₂ in ocean water radically and dangerously disrupt fish behavior is under scrutiny, and there are good reasons to believe that work is unreliable. This panel will bring together three marine ecologists with different interests and experience to discuss the importance of reliable science to our understanding of how global environmental change is influencing marine ecosystems.
This event will be in a hybrid format: both in-person (in Brattain Auditorium, Science 100) and online (via Zoom, https://whitman.zoom.us/j/92780374295).
The three marine ecologists are:
Presented by Biology and Environmental Studies, in conjunction with the academic theme Climate Reckonings, Climate Justice.
Tuesday, November 30 at 4:00 pm