Humans are largely responsible for the sixth mass extinction. This global decline in biodiversity affects several vulnerable ecosystems, including tropical forests, coral reefs, and seagrass habitats. Seagrasses beds are important coastal habitats; they provide habitat and nursery grounds for many microbes, invertebrates, and fishes. Seagrasses also aid in nutrient cycling for marine ecosystems, an important component of ecosystem health.
In this talk, Rae Deaton will discuss her research along the Texas coast assessing fish biodiversity in relation to seagrasses. This research will aid efforts to understand and conserve Texas seagrass habitats and counter our sixth mass extinction. Please RSVP below.