How sensitive is Antarctic marine  life to climate change?
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

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The Marine Institute Autumn Lecture will be given by John Spicer, Professor of Marine Biology in the University's School of Biological and Marine Sciences.

The Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate. One of the areas that is most affected is the Antarctic Peninsula which is home to a wide variety of unique marine life. 

How that marine life does and might respond to such climatic change was the focus of a recent research trip to the peninsula. This work investigated how gigantic Antarctic crustaceans work, how their workings are or are not limited by oxygen, particularly if temperatures increase. Such studies throw additional light on the sensitivity of Antarctic marine life to climate change.

This public lecture is free and open to all - booking is essential via the above link.

Doors open at 18:30 for 19:00 start.

  • Watch the video of John discussing his research.

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