You’re invited to the first event in the Spring Series of the Ecology and Evolution Seminar.
This event will be held online via Zoom and will be the beginning of Environmental Diversity theme for the Spring Series. This week, the free monthly Friday seminar series features exciting, cutting-edge science by Professor Sean Connell and PhD Candidate, Angus Mitchell.
Professor Sean Connell
Professor Connell is a highly respected marine biologist who’s intrigued by how our brains respond to the world around us. Along with his students, Sean has boosted evidence-based polices to create cleaner and healthier coasts. They’ve improved the treatment of coastal seas and restored 20 hectares of oyster reefs [with a second one on its way for 2020]!
To launch our Spring Series, Sean will explore how diversity provides ecological mechanisms that allow natural systems to withstand shocks and partner with humans for their restoration.
Growing up by the sea drove Angus’ fascination with the ocean. After completing Honours on the effects of temperature on tropical and temperate fish, he decided to delve deeper.
Angus is now looking at the effects of ocean warming and acidification on tropical fish shifting their home range, and on their new temperate neighbours. Angus is a PhD student with Professor Ivan Nagelkerken and external Co-supervisor Professor David Booth.
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