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Swimming, Sweating, and Surviving: Exploring Ecosystem Linkages Throughout the Tropics

April 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Brooks O'Brien, East Academic Building, Landmark College
19 River Road South
Putney VT 05346

Conservation biologist Dr. Pieter deHart spent several years in Brazil researching the impact that climate change and manmade pollution had on food webs in the Amazon River region. Join us as he discusses the unexpected consequences of deforestation on fundamental species of fish.

Currently serving as the Dean of the School of Environmental Citizenship and Professor of Biology at Unity College, Pieter completed his B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Rhode Island and his Master’s degree in Biology from Boston University, exploring the Population biology of multiple seal species in New England through the marine program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He then continued his exploration of marine mammals through an examination of Bowhead whale migration and Steller sea lion feeding patterns using stable isotope analyses at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during his PhD.