Historical marine ecology has revealed long-term, and previously unknown, changes to marine species and ecosystems, providing information vital for managing and conserving marine resources. This talk will use examples from diverse taxonomic groups to demonstrate the ways that historical data can be mobilized to better assess long-term ecological change and the ways in which historical data can improve management, particularly for species in the early stages of population recovery. Loren McClenachan is a marine ecologist interested in long-term changes to marine animal populations. Part of the Presence of the Past Lecture Series, sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities.
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