One Fish, Two Fish, Redfish, Goo fish
Dr. John Valentine, Principal Investigator for the ACER program at DISL
The extent to which the Deepwater Horizon event affected nearshore coastal habitats is under study by a group known as the Alabama Center for Ecological Resilience (ACER) headquartered at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. By looking at the oil spill as one example of a disturbance event, the group plans not only to assess oil spill impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem processes and ecosystem services in these habitats but also test a bit of ecological theory that states more diverse ecosystems are more resilient to disturbance. Dr. John Valentine, ACER’s Director, will chat about their work investigating the impact of the spill on the region’s predators and food webs.
Co-sponsored by the Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Science cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, in this case, the OK Bicycle Shop located at 661 Dauphin Street. They are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist or social scientist about a timely topic.