Reminder: Wally Fulweiler’s talk tomorrow at New England Aquarium at 7:00 pm
Associate Professor Robinson “Wally” Fulweiler will be at the New England Aquarium tomorrow, Tuesday June 3rd, at 7:00 pm to give a lecture on “The Immortal Life of Nitrogen.”
It will be open and free to the public.
To learn more about the event, visit the New England Aquarium Lecture Series website.
Read the talk’s abstract below:
Without nitrogen there would be no life—no me, no you, no blue whale, no Atlantic cod, no Antarctic krill. But too much nitrogen leads to a series of negative consequences. Human activities have more than doubled the amount of nitrogen cycling through the biosphere in the past 100 years, and in doing so we have introduced large amounts of nitrogen to coastal waters. This excess nitrogen has led to eutrophication, loss of submerged aquatic vegetation, harmful algal blooms, increased low oxygen conditions and dead zones, fish kills, and loss of biodiversity. Fortunately, we can take steps to mitigate this excess nitrogen and to decrease future inputs to marine waters. Fulweiler will tell the story of how one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century transformed our planet and how each of us can help save our coastal ocean through simple, easily adaptable changes.