Unsung heroes: the hidden value of seagrass meadows
Seagrass meadows are important for climate change mitigation, biodiversity, fisheries, food security, coastal protection, and much more. Yet they continue to diminish and disappear at an alarming rate. We will explore the rate and reasons for this decline, as well as the many benefits that these ecosystems provide.
The webinar will consist of presentations by experts around the globe on the latest and best research followed by a panel discussion. There will be opportunities for participants to both ask questions and engage in discussions.
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DATE & TIME
Tuesday, November 29th
09:30 - 11:30 CET
Microsoft Teams (Online)
Welcome and introduction
Moderator: Tanya Bryan, GRID-Arendal
Seagrass trends in Europe and globally
Dr. Carmen B. de los Santos, Centre of Marine Sciences of Algarve (CCMAR)
Seagrass blue carbon: from microbes to management
Dr. Paul Carnell and Dr. Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Deakin University
Seagrass and its role on coastal biodiversity and ecosystems
Dr. Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Seagrass associated fisheries
Dr. Lina Mtwana Nordlund, Uppsala University
Carmen B. de los Santos, Lina Mtwana Nordlund, Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal
Breakout room discussions
Additional speaker biographies coming soon