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For the general public, plankton is one of the most overlooked life forms in the ocean. For UW graduate student Elisa Bonnin (UW School of Oceanography PhD student), they’re the most fascinating. She’ll share her research on culturing a type of plankton called foraminifera, what it was like conducting field research at two points in her student career, and what this particular plankton can tell us about climate change. For the second half of this event, Jillian Lyles (School of Marine and Environmental Affairs) will explore global notions of ocean stewardship and what Western science can learn from them. She’ll offer an overview of these different notions, including those held by local and indigenous people, that, when bridged into our management schemes, would work to better conserve our ocean resources.
Presented by: Town Hall and the University of Washington, as part of its UW Science Now series.