Sea Change: How Climate Change is Shifting Ocean Ecosystems

April 27, 2019
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute hosted a Peter B. Lord Seminar on the Environment in partnership with the New England Science Writers exploring how shifting temperatures affect marine ecosystems from New England to the poles. 

Speakers at the public seminar discussed the implications of warming oceans for organisms from phytoplankton to commercially important fish and shellfish, as well as our livelihoods and economy. See the agenda below.

Journalists received story ideas, new contacts, and opportunities to network with regional scientists studying climate change.

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Metcalf Institute established the Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment to honor the late Peter Lord’s outstanding contributions to environmental journalism. Lord was the environment reporter at The Providence Journal for thirty years and served as Journalism Co-Director for Metcalf Institute since its founding in 1997 until his death in April 2012. He was widely respected as a teacher, mentor and standard-bearer for excellence in environmental journalism in Rhode Island and beyond.

The program was funded by grant #1638834 from the National Science Foundation.