Seamposium: To drown or not to drown? On the role of ecology in flood defense
Esporles, February 25, 2021. On March 4 at 3:00 p.m. we will get back to the cycle of joint seminars with CEAB, ICM, ICMAN and IIM entitled "Seamposium: Dealing with new frontiers of marine research", this time jointly organized as IMEDEA New Frontiers webinar's series.
TITLE: To drown or not to drown? On the role of ecology in flood defense
SPEAKER: Prof. Tjeerd J. Bouma, NIOZ - Estuarine & Delta Systems
ABSTRACT: Marine ecosystem engineers are species that alter their environment and therefore interact with the forces originating from tidal currents and waves. Biophysical interactions by ecosystem engineers (e.g. vegetation like salt marshes, mangroves, seagrass, aquatic water plants, reef forming animals like oysters and mussels, and bioturbating animals living in the sea floor) can have major consequences for the functioning and development of estuarine and marine systems. Tjeerd Bouma is interested in obtaining a better understanding of ecosystem engineering as a strategy (fundamental ecology), the thresholds ecosystem engineers encounter for establishment to overcome bottle necks in ecosystem restoration, and the influence ecosystem engineers have on ecosystem functioning by altering resource fluxes, biodiversity, ecosystem resilience and landscape evolution, with management implications and specifically the opportunities this offers for the benefit of humanity generating ecosystem services like e.g. Nature Based Flood Defenses.
Date and Time: Thursday March 4, 15:00h
Place: (YOUTUBE LIVE Link): https://www.youtube.com/user/ImedeaComDiv
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Source: IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB)