Lecture on Snails and Slime

December 3, 2021 - 4:00 PM
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Slime will be the subject--algae at Crystal Cove.\Photo courtesy of the Bracken Lab.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s fall seminar series is taking place online again this year.  The talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays.  These events are free and open to the public, but it is necessary to request access in advance.

On Friday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m., the speaker will be Matthew Bracken, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the University of California at Irvine.  His topic: “Snails, slime, and spatial scale:  unanticipated effects of consumers in marine systems.”

Dr. Bracken’s PhD is from Oregon State University.  His lab group uses an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate the linkages between marine communities and ecosystems, drawing from a variety of ecological sub-disciplines, including community ecology, physiological ecology, and ecosystem ecology. Current projects in the lab address two related concepts in marine ecology that merge community and ecosystem perspectives: (1) evaluating the causes and consequences of biodiversity change and (2) quantifying the relative importance of consumers’ top-down and bottom-up effects on the growth and diversity of primary producers.

If you wish to attend this lecture, contact (24 hours in advance) Dr. Aaron Galloway, [email protected], to request the zoom link and passcode.