Marine Science in the Morning: Mangrove Research in Northern FloridaWebcasts & Online
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 11am – 12pm EDT
Dr. Loraé T. Simpson from the Florida Oceanographic Society will discuss her research into the mangroves of northern Florida.
Global climate change is driving the expansion of mangroves into saltmarsh habitat in Florida, which may alter ecosystem processes through changes in ecosystem structure. With their unique structure and migration to higher latitudes caused by climate change, mangroves may help coasts keep pace with sea level rise, increase carbon dioxide sequestration from our atmosphere and combat severe weather events like hurricanes. Expansion of these natural barriers along the Atlantic coast may enhance the sustainability of coastal communities as they face impending changes in a warmer future.
About Marine Science in the Morning
Maybe you like your coffee hot or iced, or maybe you like tea. Whatever you drink in the morning, grab a beverage and join us for Marine Science in the Morning, an a.m. lecture series where marine science professionals share their work with you! The theme of this year's series is "Women in STEM."
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