Lecture: Short of breath--marine life in a warming world

Location: Commons at Fort Worden
Start Date: 12-10-2017
End Date: 12-10-2017

Description

Sunday, December 10

3 pm

Curtis Deutsch, PhD
Associate Professor, 
School of Oceanography,
College of the Environment
University of Washington

The Commons at Fort Worden

Admission: $5

(students, teachers FREE) 

Dr. Curtis Deutsch’s research is aimed at understanding the interactions between climate and ecosystems. He combines computer models of varying complexity with diverse types of biological and physical data, to discover the ways in which climate causes changes in ecosystems, in space and time, and thus influences their basic functioning. Most of this work has focused on how the chemistry of ocean water interacts with biology, with a particular emphasis on the mechanisms that regulate cycles of natural nutrients and oxygen from years to millennia. 
 
Dr. Curtis Deutsch also works with terrestrial ecologists to understand how warming temperatures affect plants and animals: changes that can affect the richness of variation of species in a changing climate. He received an Investigator Award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and is a Fellow of the Kavli Frontiers of Science.

This is the third installment of The Future of Oceans lecture series (click for more details) 

This event is offered with generous support by the Darrow Family.

Assisted Listening Devices available