Oysters, Ocean Acidification, and -Omics

Pacific oysters, are an integral part of Puget Sound's ecology, economy, and culture. However, the environmental, economic, and social benefits of oysters are endangered by ocean acidification. In this talk, I will explore how ocean acidification affects multiple generations of oysters. Temporarily exposing adult Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) to low pH prior to gametogenesis affects larval abundance. The documented effect on Pacific oyster larval abundance indicates a potential role for epigenetic modifications, specifically DNA methylation, in response to ocean acidification.

CANCELED

THIS TALK (& THE FRIDAY BROWN-BAG LUNCHEON TALK) HAS BEEN CANCELED.

How to Solve Climate Change By 2030: Solar Dominance + Citizen Action

Huxley Speaker Series 5/17/18: Christie True: Local Governments, Climate Change

What Local Governments can do to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and be Ready for the Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change is one of the paramount environmental and economic challenges for our generation.  King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) is a comprehensive blueprint for climate action, and provides “one-stop-shopping” for county decision-makers, employees and the general public to learn about the County’s clima

Huxley Speaker Series 6/2: Dr. Leah Bendell on the Baynes Sound Shellfish Industry

As part of the 2015-16 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Dr. Leah Bendell from Simon Fraser University will discuss the impact of the shellfish industry on Baynes Sound at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 in Communications Facility 110 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Huxley Speaker Series 5/5: WWU Alumna Roberta Riley on Climate Change

As part of the 2015-16 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, WWU alumna Roberta Riley of CoolMom will discuss taking action on climate change at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 in Communications Facility 110 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Huxley Speaker Series 5/7: Stuart Weiss on Conservation of the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly

As part of the 2014-15 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Stuart B. Weiss from the Creekside Center for Earth Observation will speak on climate change and the Bay checkerspot butterfly at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 in Communications Facility 120 on the Western Washington University campus.

Huxley Speaker Series 4/30: WWU Alumna Brenna Forester on Salamanders and Climate Change

As part of the 2014-15 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Brenna Forester from Duke University will speak on adaptation in response to environmental change at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 in Communications Facility 120 on the Western Washington University campus.

Huxley Speaker Series 10/16: Bill Shaw on the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet

As part of the 2014-15 Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series, Bill Shaw from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School will discuss the thinning of Antarctica’s ice sheet  at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 16 in Communications Facility 120. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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