Whitney Sip 'N Science Free Webinar April 22 - Dr. Todd Osborne | Using native shellfish to improve water quality and economic resiliency in the Indian River Lagoon
Published: Monday, April 19, 2021
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APRIL 22 - DR. TODD OSBORNE | Using native shellfish to improve water quality and economic resiliency in the Indian River Lagoon
Join us on Earth Day for our April Webinar! Bivalves, especially clams, have historically been an integral part of the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem, however, recent overfishing and environmental degradation have led to the loss of these critical ecosystem components. Filter feeding organisms of all sizes contribute to water clarity and quality in shallow coastal ecosystems, and as such, play a significant role in the survival of other important ecosystem components such as seagrasses.
Dr. Todd Osborne will share the current Indian River lagoon Clam Restoration initiative that combines proven aquaculture techniques with sound science to bring clams back into their role as water purifiers on Florida’s Space Coast.
Dr. Todd Osborne has a diverse research program focusing on biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. Currently, he is highly engaged in climate change science with several projects investigating biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus within estuarine ecosystems along a climate change gradient in Florida. His research initiatives include carbon dynamics in mangrove and saltmarsh ecosystems, nutrient limitation in tropical mangrove ecosystems, climate change induced changes to ecosystem processes (landscape scale biogeochemical processes). He is also very active in coastal ecosystem research dealing with sea grass and mangrove habitat restoration and mitigation.
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