Discovering the Deep: Life in our last wilderness, with Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe ’75
Humans derive huge benefits from the oceans, both shallow and deep. However, mounting pressures from humans are threatening the ability of that ocean to deliver such services. As exploration has expanded our access, the marvels of deep ocean ecosystems are revealed, just as exploration has opened horizons to exploitation. Seabed mining is one such venture offering promises for the ‘green revolution’ but also fundamental threats to biodiversity hotspots such as hydrothermal vents.
Professor Emerita, Dept of Biology and School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria
Date and Time: March 22, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Please register here in advance: https://bit.ly/MacClimate2022