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Public talk: Nitrogen - friend or foe? Effects of fertilization on a New England salt marsh

Presented by Dr. Torrie Hanley, Postdoctoral Researcher, Northeastern University

Increased nutrient inputs as a result of human activities threaten valuable coastal systems such as salt marshes and the communities relying on their ecosystem services. Understanding how nutrient pollution affects key salt marsh species is a critical step in predicting the capacity of the ecosystem to respond to additional environmental stressors. This talk will discuss the effects of increased levels of nutrients on a common plant, Spartina, that plays a fundamental role in determining the health of salt marshes, and highlight the results of a unique long-term, whole-ecosystem fertilization experiment in Plum Island, MA.

Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Northeastern University Marine Science Center, Murphy Bunker 430 Nahant Road, Nahant, MA 01908

Event Type

Lecture, Sustainability


COS, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center







Sponsoring Organization

Northeastern University Marine Science Center

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