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Training

Seagrass Restoration Triggers Rapid Recovery of Multiple Ecosystem Functions

A webinar to hear research on seagrass as a foundation species and the effects its restoration has on the ecosystem functions it supports.

Date

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Elkhorn Slough Reserve
Watsonville
Lunch is not needed

Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Deadline to Register: Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Cost: FREE

Seats Available: 0 of 1 WAITING LIST
Please only register for yourself, registration requires a unique email address.


Instructor Information

Kat Beheshti
PhD Candidate
UC Santa Cruz

Contact

Dan Brumbaugh
dan@elkhornslough.org
831-288-5404

Sponsors

Description

See also: Tidal Wetlands, Habitat Restoration

Seagrasses are a group of foundation species that are in accelerated global decline. As a foundation species, seagrasses provide many functions which include, but are not limited to, serving as a storm buffer via wave attenuation, sequestering carbon, increasing biodiversity, improving water quality (dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, etc.), and providing nursery habitat for commercially important species of fishes and invertebrates. We conducted two small-scale experimental seagrass restoration projects in Elkhorn Slough, CA where we quantified many of the aforementioned functions in restored and natural seagrass habitats and adjacent unvegetated subtidal habitat. Our investigation serves as a model for investigating the restoration of foundation species, and the ecosystem functions they support.

 

This is a one hour webinar. Folks can participate from anywhere. Registration will be handled through the California Coastal Resilience Network, not through the Coastal Training Program.

 

To register for this webinar, please visit:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/726915029658861836

 

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Kathryn Beheshti Webinar Information
PDF, 229KB
Dan Hossfeld
California Coastal Resilience Network
February 2020

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org