The effects of climate change on the seas, today at ¿Tuesdays at L´Oceanogràfic¿

Mar 8, 2005

The City of Arts and Sciences today continues its series “Tuesdays at L’Oceanogràfic” with the lecture “Unravelling the effects of climate change and other human impact on marine and coastal ecosystems” given by Stephen Hawkins of the UK’s Marine Biology Association (MBA) at 6pm in the Auditorio Mar Rojo. The effects of climate change on the marine environment will be the central theme of the talk, which also includes a documentary film beforehand.

Stephen Hawkins is one of the most important international experts on experimental marine biodiversity, ecology and long-term change in coastal ecosystems. On this occasion, Hawkins will speak about how studies conducted by the MBA on the western area of the English Channel have recorded significant variations in oceanography, apparently attributable to climate change.
"Tuesdays at L\'Oceanogràfic" are educational events organised by the City of Arts and Sciences to promote wider knowledge of the marine environment. Throughout the series, national and international experts in biology, ecology and marine resource management will look at issues relating to the conservation of marine ecosystems, contamination, posidonia forests and sustainable fisheries, among other topics.
The next event will be on the 29th March on “The Alboran Sea: general features and its animal communities”, given by Enrique García Raso of the Department of Animal Biology at the Science Faculty of the University of Malaga.