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The New Normal: Long Time Series Studies in Large Aquatic Environments Seminar – Speaker: Gordon Taylor
September 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The New Normal:
Long Time Series Studies in Large Aquatic Environments Seminar
Frshwtr 690/901, Section 1
Join us and watch water leaders synthesis decades before your eyes and learn about the past, person, and future of North American Water Resources!
Speaker: Dr. Gordon Taylor Professor of Oceanography
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences,Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
This talk will explore how two decades (1995-2017) of monthly time-series observations have advanced our understanding of biogeochemical cycles and plankton dynamics in the southern Caribbean Sea and Cariaco Basin in the context of a changing tropical Atlantic Ocean. Part of the talk will be devoted to exploring how changing climatic forcing has altered plankton productivity and community structure in the photic zone. The remainder of the talk will focus on the microbiogeochemical dynamics of the Basin’s interior, in which waters transition from oxic to hypoxic to suboxic to anoxic and finally to sulfidic. Particular attention will be given to the fascinating chemoautotrophic populations in these transitional waters who turn noxious chemicals into living biomass.