Detroit, MI 48202
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 2:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. in the Bernath Auditorium located in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
The Water@Wayne Seminar will feature, "Twenty-five years of ecological change in New York's Hudson River: lessons for the world's rivers," with David Strayer, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies In New York. David Strayer is a distinguished senior scientist emeritus at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. He received a B.S. from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University, and has conducted research for almost 40 years on the distribution and roles of native and non-native bivalves, meiofauna, Hudson River ecology, conservation biology, and biological invasions.
Like many modern rivers, the Hudson is subject to many changes from both natural and anthropogenic causes. Strayer will show examples of such recent changes to the Hudson as a result of species invasions, climate change and extreme weather, changes in harvest, and biological evolution, as well as some long-term changes of unknown cause. These changes affect many parts of the Hudson River ecosystem, from water chemistry to fish populations, and many are large. Both the drivers of change and the changes themselves are highly varied, including pulse, press, and ramp drivers, which led to responses that included long-term trends, step-changes, and abrupt spikes and dips. Such changes pose serious challenges to understanding and managing large-river ecosystems.
A short reception will immediately follow the seminar.