March 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 48.465291, -123.316512 (Rm 159, Murray and Anne Fraser Building, University of Victoria)
Coral Biodiversity and Climate Change
Danielle Claar, a PhD student and Vanier Scholar at the University of Victoria, will discuss the biology of coral reefs and the intimate symbiosis between coral and their symbiotic algae. She will talk about the causes and consequences of coral bleaching in the context of the 2014-2016 global coral bleaching event and specifically the 2015/16 El Niño event. Her research aims to understand how corals survive stressful events, and to learn how these “super-corals” will shape the future of coral reefs worldwide.
We meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 159 of the Fraser Building at the University of Victoria. Everyone welcome. Note: UVic parking is $3.
April 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Victoria, BC, Canada
FIELD TRIP LEVEL 3
Join seasoned naturalist Norm Mogensen on a waterfront walk where we’ll discuss a myriad of topics from the diminishing habitat for ocean creatures to what the geology of the area means for the future. Check back closer to the date for more details.