RI Lectures to Focus on Global Warming & Fisheries
February 3, 2012
A new Coastal State lecture series will feature the latest research on climate change impacts in Rhode Island, from weather and water circulation patterns to marine disease and the ecological health of Narragansett Bay.
In the first lecture of the series, which begins on Wednesday, February 8, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Swan Auditorium on the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus, URI Graduate School of Oceanography researchers Isaac Ginis and Jeremy Collie will discuss storm intensities and the changing ecology of fisheries that impact communities in relation to climate change.
Dr. Ginis, a hurricane expert, will discuss how the 100-year storm might become more common and what kinds of weather patterns to expect in the coming decades.
Dr. Collie, a quantitative ecologist specializing in fish population dynamics, will discuss the ecology of fisheries and how an ecosystem-based management approach will be critical to manage resources as the environment changes.
The Coastal State lectures are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.