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    Tuesday, October 12, 2021: Climate Impacts on Golden Tilefish: Past & Present (Free UMCES Webinar)

    Golden tilefish is a large, bottom-dwelling marine fish that is particularly susceptible to climate change because it can tolerate only a very narrow range of temperatures. In 1882, millions of golden tilefish died in a sudden mortality event caused by an unusually strong influx of arctic water into the Mid-Atlantic. Since then, scientists have been…

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    Tuesday, October 5, 2021: Future Wildland Fire: Land Management & Climate Change (Free UMCES Webinar)

    Every year we seem to hear of more and more catastrophic wildfires burning here and abroad. The trend is real but the predicament that we face with future wildland fires is the result of both earlier land management actions and the growing influence of climate change. To adapt to changing conditions and mitigate the threats…

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    Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Climate Change 101 – UMCES Chesapeake Biological Lab Webinar (Solomons, MD)

    You’ve heard the term climate change, but have you ever wondered how our climate is actually changing? How do we know humans are causing it? And, so what? Earth’s climate has always changed. If it is a serious problem, what do we do now?  Dr. Kilbourne will start with the basics and lay out the facts…

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    Tuesday, April 27, 2021: Changing Weather, Changing Farms, Opportunities to Reduce Chesapeake Harm

    Free UMCES Webinar: Future Chesapeake Bay health will depend on the combined influence of environmental changes and peoples’ responses to those changes. Dr. Lisa Wainger will describe research into these combined effects that found that adaptations that farmers are already making to improve crop growth under changing weather are likely to prevent some harm to…

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    Tuesday, April 20, 2021: Stream Restoration: Is it Helping Our Streams and the Chesapeake Bay?

    Free UMCES Webinar:   Healthy streams are dynamic, diverse ecosystems that provide society with many benefits. Since many streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are severely degraded, stream restoration is increasingly used to improve their water quality. Yet, the effectiveness of projects implemented is still questionable, and recovery is a slow, complex task. Dr. Solange Filoso…

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    Tuesday, April 20, 2021: Stream Restoration: Is it Helping Our Streams and the Chesapeake Bay?

    Free UMCES Webinar: Healthy streams are dynamic, diverse ecosystems that provide society with many benefits. Since many streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are severely degraded, stream restoration is increasingly used to improve their water quality. Yet, the effectiveness of projects implemented is still questionable, and recovery is a slow, complex task. Dr. Solange Filoso has monitored…

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    Tuesday, April 13, 2021: What’s in Our Water: A Chemical Perspective of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Free UMCES Webinar: Have you ever wondered what’s in your drinking water? We use chemicals in our daily lives, but which ones might end up in a local stream or the Chesapeake Bay? How efficient can wastewater treatment be, and what chemicals are unintentional made in the process? Water is the foundation of life, but…

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    Tuesday, April 6, 2021: Depleting the Immense Protein Factory that was Chesapeake Bay

    Free UMCES Webinar: In 1940, H.L. Mencken referred to Chesapeake Bay as “the immense protein factory.” In the late 1800s, its oyster and shad fisheries led the world in harvests and economic value. Waterfowl rafts covered miles of its winter surface. Sturgeon and terrapins were everywhere. Dr. Victor Kennedy, author of Shifting Baselines in the…

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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021: Free Webinar: The US Ocean Decade – Messages for the Chesapeake Bay and CBL

    This year marks the start of the UN Decade for Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. This exciting program seeks to conduct the science we need for the oceans we want. Involvement of government, academic and citizen scientists is strongly encouraged – and we are seeing involvement of groups who have not been traditionally represented in…

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    October 27, 2020: Reducing Plastic Waste and Pollution

    FREE public webinar. We’re all used to disposal plastic, but some of it ends up in our streams, rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and ultimately the ocean, harming the wildlife and sealife. CBL scientists partnered with restaurants on Solomons Island and with the Calvert and St. Mary’s County Public Middle Schools to work together on reducing…

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