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How Do We Tackle Large Environmental Questions? Presented by Dr. Walter Boynton

Event Date: 
October 24, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us at the oldest state-supported marine lab on the East Coast to learn about innovative research being pioneered by CBL scientists. Our faculty and graduate students are developing new approaches to solving the environmental management problems facing Calvert County, our nation, and the world. Each talk will be presented by an UMCES scientist and will inform the public about a featured research effort. In this week’s seminar:

Are the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorous a problem in the Chesapeake Bay, and if so, do we need to control one or both? What caused the massive decline of seagrasses in the 1970s? And, why should we care so much about tidal marshes and other wetlands in the Bay system? Drawing on experiences from his distinguished 42 year career at CBL, Dr. Boynton will describe how scientists investigage large-scale environmental issues. He will also discuss how scientists, managers, and citizens have, and must continue to, come together to solve complex challenges facing our Bay.

Location

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
142 Williams Street, Solomons, MD 20688
United States