Learn about our region's amazing seaweeds at this one-day workshop

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 08:54 -- jeremiahbender

Come learn how to identify the common seaweeds of the Santa Barbara Coast at this one-day workshop. You can gain an understanding about:

     ∙ the biogeography of algae in the Point Conception region 

     ∙ seaweeds in a changing environment                                                           

     ∙ the uses of biodiversity informatics in research  

     ∙ the importance of documenting the diversity of seaweeds 

     ∙ collection and preparation of specimens 

The workshop will take place on November 18th at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. The workshop will be conducted by Kathy Ann Miller, Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Miller has spent her career studying the diversity, distribution, and evolution of California’s marine algae. 

We will begin at 8:00am at the Cheadle Center on the campus of UCSB. The workshop will consist of a variety of short talks, hands-on demonstrations, and expert help with identifying the common seaweeds of the Santa Barbara region. At 4:00pm, we will reconvene at a local beach at low tide to observe seaweeds in their native environment (transportation not provided).

There is a $30 registration fee, and the workshop is limited to 25 people. Lunch will be provided, along with coffee and tea; a parking permit is included in the fee. 

Contact Greg Wahlert for registration at wahlert@ccber.ucsb.edu.

 

Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 08:45