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Lecture: A Marine Hitchhikers Guide to the Chesapeake Bay: Shipping's role in the introduction of nonnative species

Lecture: A Marine Hitchhikers Guide to the Chesapeake Bay: Shipping's role in the introduction of nonnative species

From March 27, 2014 7:00 pm until March 27, 2014 8:30 pm Save to calendar

At Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 2nd Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA

Speakers:
Jenny Carney, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Smithsonian Environmental Research Laboratory

and Kim Holzer, Postdoctoral Fellow Smithsonian Environmental Research Laboratory

Lecture Highlights: 

  • Introduction to nonnative species and their potential threats to the environment, economy, and human health.
  • Discussion of currently recorded aquatic invaders in the Chesapeake Bay and the vectors that aid their introductions, e.g. shipping
  • A review of shpping activity in the Chesapeake Bay since 2004.
  • Results of studies performed in the Chesapeake Bay looking at two shipping vectors: ballast water and hull fouling.
  • Review of the research approaches used in these studies: including vertical net tows, underwater ROV's, and Scuba diver surveys.
  • Discussion into the variety of hitchhikers observed in ballast water and in communities attached to vessel hulls.
  • Impacts of this research on management techniques, conservation of near shore environments, and informing USCG regulations

Speaker Bios:

Jenny Carney
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Smithsonian Environmental Research Laboratory

  • BSc and Ph.D, Newcastle University, School of Marine Science and Technology
  • Dynamics of plankton assemblages associated with ballast water transport
  • Biological testing of ballast water treatment technologies
  • Effects of ballast water transportation conditions on survival of plankton

Kim Holzer
Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Environmental Research Laboratory

  • B.S., Bates College (Biology) , Ph.D University of Virginia (Environmental Sciences)
  • Interaction of natural and human induced disturbances in coastal environments
  • Vector management policies for marine invasions
  • Use of imagery to collect and communicate scientific information

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2014-03-27 20:30:00
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