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
Jenny Carney, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Smithsonian Environmental Research Laboratory
and Kim Holzer, Postdoctoral Fellow Smithsonian Environmental Research Laboratory
- 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
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
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