Natural History & Ecology of RI Seaweeds

Lecture by Dr. Lindsay Green-Gavrielidis

We’ve all seen seaweed washed up on shore… but what do we really know about it’s life undersea?

Join RINHS as we host marine ecologist & seaweed expert Dr. Lindsay Green-Gavrielidis. Seaweeds are essential components of coastal ecosystems. They are eaten by many invertebrates and vertebrates, and provide critical, three dimensional habitat, for countless marine critters. Changes in seaweed communities have consequences for the critters that depend on them, and for the predators that depend on those critters. Lindsay will explore the natural history of Rhode Island’s seaweeds and discuss what changes have been occurring in these communities.

This event is FREE & OPEN to the public.

Please RSVP to programadmin@rinhs.org or 401.874.5800 to help us plan for refreshments and seating.

Date:

February 8, 2018

Time:

7:00 p.m.

Location:

RINHS office, URI East Farm, Building 14 (off of Rt-108), Kingston, RI 02881

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