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EEB Tuesday Lunch Seminar - Hybrid: Artificial reefs to promote primary production in tropical seagrass ecosystems - a simulation study using individual-based modelling

Max Hesselbarth, U-M EEB Postdoctoral Fellow
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
1010 Biological Sciences Building Map
Our weekly lunch seminar series featuring internal speakers in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology.

Tropical seagrass ecosystems are among the most productive ecosystems worldwide, yielding tremendous services for coastal communities. Yet, they are among the most impaired from anthropogenic stressors. Understanding factors controlling primary production is fundamental for the protection, management, and restoration of these ecosystems. Artificial reefs are a widely used marine management tool, creating biogeochemical hotspots via aggregating fish that fuel local primary production. However, testing whether increased local production affects primary production at ecosystem scale remains empirically challenging. Thus, we implemented a spatially explicit individual-based simulation model to test how aggregating fish on artificial reefs affect seagrass primary production at various scales.

This seminar will be in-person and livestreaming on Zoom (link this page).

Contact for password at least two hours prior to the event.

Image credit: Allgeier Lab
Building: Biological Sciences Building
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: AEM Featured, Biosciences, Bsbsigns, Research, Science
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