Taking a Closer Look: Harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon

Mar 10, 2021  14:00 - Jan 20, 2021 15:00

(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Event URL:  https://tnc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIud-CsqDwiH9GOwOB_mXbo0y9r35DYVt-a
Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Join this lecture to learn how microscopic algae, also known as phytoplankton, are essential components of healthy aquatic ecosystems, but that some species form harmful algae blooms (HABs) that threaten ecosystem stability, human health, and local economies. The frequency and intensity of these HABs appears to be increasing with climate change and with human induced ecosystem modifications. This lecture will focus on the multiple HAB species that are found in the Indian River Lagoon and current efforts to better understand their bloom dynamics.

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