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

Tue. Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

- Free

Robert Steneck, professor at the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, presents the fall 2018 Hollis Lecturer in Environmental Studies. Ecosystems can “flip” and, as a result of reinforcing feedback mechanisms, “lock” into alternative stable states. Steneck 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.

Contact: Lindsey Cotter-Hayes, escoordinator@colby.edu, 207-859-5356

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Colby College
Phone:
207-859-4000
Website:
www.colby.edu

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Room1, Olin Science Center, Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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Phone:
207-859-4000
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