Ocean Acidification in the Salish Sea

Terrie Klinger

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Ocean acidification (OA) threatens marine resources and coastal communities around the Salish Sea. These threats have spurred action to address the causes and consequences of OA. Intensified research and monitoring have advanced our understanding of ocean acidification and its effects on local marine life, public processes have led to legislation, and education and outreach have promoted understanding across diverse audiences. Dr Klinger will briefly summarize the causes of ocean acidification and follow with descriptions of some of the recent science and policy advances in the Salish Sea.

For Winter Quarter 2020 Huxley College is collaborating with the Salish Sea Institute for the Huxley Speaker Series, with a focus on the Salish Sea.

Terrie Klinger

Dr. Terrie Klinger is Barer Professor of Sustainability Science in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington and is Co-Director of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center. Her research focuses on the ecology of nearshore benthic systems, the impacts of multiple stressors on marine ecosystem function, and the development of management strategies to address the challenges of ocean change. She is a member of the Ecosystem Advisory Sub-Panel of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and serves on other advisory bodies. She obtained a Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego after earning a Master’s degree in Botany from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UC Berkeley.

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The Huxley Environmental Speaker Series is hosted by Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public.

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Presentations are held each Thursday at 4:30pm On-campus and ONLINE.


Due to the pandemic, the in-person presentations are not open to the public. However, the talks will be live-streamed ONLINE for the off-campus audience.


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