19.4.17 | Seegrass meadows like coral reefs are adversely affected by human activity. They play an important role as nurseries of the sea providing protection for juvenile fish as well as grazing ground for turtles and turtles or manatees. The use of coastal zones by humans is leading to a global decline of seagrass meadows.

On April 25 at 5:00 p.m. Pofessor Marinanne Holmer from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is giving a lecture on the global crisis of seagras meadows. The event is part of the ZMT's series BEST (»Bremen Earth and Social Science Talks«).

For this run of lectures ZMT regularaly invites internationally renowned experts to Bremen providing a forum to present and discuss their latest scientific findings and to give us a glimpse into the future. The aim of the series is to present food for thought and to instigate discussion on a multitude of subjects at the interface of natural and social sciences. The talks are geared towards an academic audience as well as the science oriented public.

Title: »Seagrass global crisis – how to survive exposure to hypoxia and sulfide«
by Prof. Dr. Marianne Holmer, Head of the Department Biology at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 17:00 – 18:30
Where: Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), Fahrenheitstr. 6, 28359 Bremen

More information on Marianne Holmer's talk.