Diversity in the Spice of Life in Coastal Ecosystems

Date: April 29, 2014
Time: 7-8 PM
Location: Cohasset Center for Student Coastal Research

Jarret Byrnes

Jarret Byrnes

This is a free presentation seminar and discussion event hosted by the Center for Student Coastal Research (CSCR), a non profit organization located in Cohasset on Boston’s South Shore. The CSCR educates students in environmental sciences, encourages environmental awareness, and promotes activism.

General attendance and participation is complimentary, tax deductible donations are welcome.

The 5th guest speaker of the seminar and discussion series is Dr. Jarrett Byrnes, Assistant Professor of Biology at UMass Boston. Dr. Byrnes will present "Diversity is the Spice of Life in Coastal Ecosystems".

Jarrett Byrnes Biography:

Dr. Jarrett Byrnes is an Assistant Professor of Biology at UMass Boston. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of the richness of life in the oceans. Jarrett has a long history in marine ecology in New England, having started his career working at marine labs in Nahant and the Isles of Shoals as an undergraduate. He went on to complete a PhD at the University of California, Davis, in Population Biology studying the communities of organisms that foul boat hulls and live on docks and pier pilling throughout the world. He then worked in Santa Barbara studying giant kelp forests and working in science crowd funding. He has been back in Boston for two years, and has a growing research program examine how the diversity of life shapes the function of New England Salt Marshes.