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Adults $5, Kids (5 and under) $3,             Members FREE

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

LECTURE: PHYTOPLANKTON IN A CHANGING OCEAN CLIMATE

Sunday, February 11

3 pm

Virginia Armbrust, PhD
Director of School of
Oceanography at the
University of Washington

The Fort Worden Chapel

Admission: $5

(students, teachers FREE) 

E. Virginia Armbrust’s research focuses on marine phytoplankton, particularly marine diatoms, which are responsible for about 20% of global photosynthesis. She has pioneered the use of environmental genomics and transcriptomics, combined with metabolomics, to understand how natural diatom communities are shaped by the environment and by their interactions with other microbes. Most recently, she has identified chemical signals that form the basis of cross-kingdom communication. Her group developed ship-board instrumentation that now permits the fine-scale continuous mapping of distributions, growth rates and loss rates of different groups of phytoplankton.

 

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WHY I'M ROWING ACROSS THE PACIFIC

Sunday, January 21st at 7:00 PM  Northwest Maritime Center  
 
Eliza Dawson, a UW rower and a brave and dedicated young woman, invites you to her presentation.  She'll cover climate change, her preparations for the row and, above all, why she is undertaking this amazing venture. A GOFUNDME campaign will start that evening if you can't come to the presentation. You can also DONATE on Eliza's blog (row4climate.com).
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