Lecture: Short of breath--marine life in a warming world
Location: Commons at Fort Worden
Date: December 10, 2017
Sunday, December 10
Curtis Deutsch, PhD Associate Professor, School of Oceanography, College of the Environment University of Washington
The Commons at Fort Worden
(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.