Monster Seminar Jam - The forsaken fjord: science, society, and biological decline in Puget Sound
Dr. Casimir Rice, Environmental Conservation, NWFSC
Today we see severe and expanding human influence throughout most of the Puget Sound landscape, and multiple, continuing signs of biological decline. At the same time, assessment and research to understand, protect, and recover Puget Sound is a fragmented, uneven collection of efforts, surprisingly little of which considers the biological effects of human activity in an ecosystem context. As a result, we have no comprehensive, coherent narrative of how the Puget System ecosystem works, how it has been affected by human activity, and what can and should be done to improve its condition. The environmental history of Puget Sound, ecological assessments in other systems, and exploratory analysis of biological data from Puget Sound, can inform future scientific efforts.
Date and Time:
January 10, 2008,
10:30 am - 12:30 pm