Salt marshes, a type of wetland, are highly productive and important ecosystems along our coast. Human activities, such as development and pollution, have reduced and degraded wetland areas. Here in California, we estimate that approximately 90 percent of our coastal wetlands have been lost. Despite habitat restorations, climate change predictions indicate that sea level rise and increasing temperatures will have a profound impact on these coastal salt marshes.
Christine Whitcraft will discuss how human activities, including development and climate change, impact salt marshes and how we can successfully protect and restore these valuable ecosystems in the future.
Whitcraft is an associate professor in the biology department at California State University, Long Beach, and serves as president of Friends of Colorado Lagoon and on the board of the Bolsa Chica Conservancy.
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|Archived Event Information|
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
|Cost||$5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.|
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