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Webinar: Tipping the balance: Species interactions in a changing ocean and the consequences for marine disease

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Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 12:00

Wednesday, January 27, 2021. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Tipping the balance: Species interactions in a changing ocean and the consequences for marine disease. Allison Tracy, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Sponsored by NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Science Seminar Series. More information here.

Environmental change can influence organisms directly, but species interactions also mediate these effects through predation, competition, and disease. In the ocean, the shifting impact of disease illustrates how host-parasite interactions can respond to changing ocean conditions. My work intemperate and tropical marine ecosystems explores how changes in the biotic and abiotic environment influence disease in critical habitat-forming species,especially corals and oysters. This seminar will highlight my recent research on co-infection in sea fan octocorals, interactive effects of pollution and temperature, and the combined impact of natural and anthropogenic impacts on Chesapeake Bay oysters.

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