Speaker: M. Stephen Ailstock, Ph.D.
Topic: SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION: RESTORATION STRATEGIES FOR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 7 PM | Admission: $10 (Free for First Mate members and above)
Please arrive early to get a seat.
Scope of the Presentation
Dr. Ailstock will discuss the many techniques used to propagate Bay grasses that were pioneered by the Environmental Center at Anne Arundel Community College, as well as the evolution and ecological roles of submersed aquatic plants. He will outline propagation strategies and growth requirements for the plants and discuss the restoration efforts for and future of underwater grasses.
About the Presenter
Steve Ailstock received has M.S. from Louisiana State University in Plant Physiology and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland College Park in Plant Ecology. He has served as the director of the Anne Arundel Community College Environmental Center for the past 26 years. Dr. Ailstock has conducted numerous projects in the mid-Atlatnic states for underwater, tidal and nontidal wetlands creation for habitat improvement, shoreline stabilization, stormwater management, invasive species control and industrial effluent treatment. His research projects have been supported by local, state, and federal governments, businesses, and industries.
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