Conservation management strategies that fail to take into consideration concepts of ecological connectivity can lead to unintended consequences.
In this lecture, Dr. Mark Carr, Professor of Marine Ecology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will explain the concepts of ecological connectivity and its implications for how we develop conservation and management strategies in coastal marine ecosystems.
Accommodating and Leveraging Ecological Connectivity in Marine Conservation and Management
Professor Mark Carr
Tuesday, October 8
6:00pm to 7:30pm
McGowan Building, Room 102
411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Free, open to the public. No registration required.
About the Speaker
Dr. Mark Carr is a professor of Marine Ecology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on the ecology of coastal marine fishes and coastal marine ecosystems and informs a variety of topics in marine conservation and fisheries management (http://research.pbsci.ucsc.edu/eeb/rclab/). Mark served as Co-chair of the Science Advisory Team to California’s Marine Life Protection Act, then as Co-chair of the Science Advisory Team to California’s Ocean Protection Council. He is a science advisor to MPA planning processes around the world. He is a founding faculty member of UCSC’s Coastal Science and Policy graduate program and a principal investigator with the Partnership for interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program.
Carr, M.H., S.P. Robinson, C. Wahle, G. Davis, S. Kroll, S. Murray, E.J. Schumacker, and M. Williams. 2017. The central importance of ecological spatial connectivity to effective marine protected areas and to meeting the challenges of climate change in the marine environment. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27(S1): pages 6–29.
Lecture Location: McGowan 102
The McGowan Building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940, on the corner of Franklin and Pacific. Enter from Pacific street through a set of glass double-doors (use set of doors on the right), MG102 is straight ahead across a small seating atrium. View the campus map.
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