CC&E Spring 2017 Seminar Series – Aerobic Marine Habitat in a Warming Climate: From Microbes to Macrofauna

This Friday, January 27, 2017 the College of the Coast & Environment will be hosting Dr. Curtis Deutsch from the University of
Washington. Dr. Deutsch’s topic for the seminar will be “Aerobic marine habitat in a warming
climate: from microbes to macrofauna.” Please join us in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium for this very informative talk.

Aerobic marine habitat in a warming climate: from microbes to macrofauna
Dr. Curtis Deutsch

Oxygen is a fundamental constraint on the distribution and function of marine ecosystems, from microbes to animals.
It is also among the ocean properties that respond most strongly to climate change. I will present two recent studies on the impact of climate on marine aerobic habitat. The first combines physiological and climate data to demonstrate that the interaction of temperature and oxygen limit the geographic range of species even in relatively well-oxygenated regions of the ocean. The second
combines sediment geochemistry with ocean models to argue that the size of anaerobic microbes may shrink even while the ocean loses oxygen. Together, these results will highlight recent surprises and ongoing uncertainties about the response of marine ecosystems to climate change.

Lunch will be provided immediately following the seminar in the conference room next to the auditorium.

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Where: Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
LSU Energy, Coast, and Environment Building