[NYCkayaker] Gowanus Canal Conservancy Urban Ecology Lecture

Carl Steiniger carl.steiniger@gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 16:28:21 EST 2013


*Gowanus Canal Conservancy Urban Ecology Lectures:*
*Wednesday, February 13*: "Living in a Contaminated estuary" Dr. Judith S.
Weis, Professor fo Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, Newark.*
*
Summary: How does living in a contaminated estuary change the behavior and
ecology of resident animals? This talk will focus on five species that are
found in industrialized estuaries in northern New Jersey - mummichogs
(killifish), grass shrimp, fiddler crabs, clue crabs, and bluefish.
Research findings of altered activity levels and predator-prey interactions
will be discussed along with how the altered behavior changes their ecology
at these sites (Arthur Kill area and Hackensack Meadowlands), compared to
that of the same species in cleaner environments.   A Q&A will follow the
lecture.
Date: *January 16, 2013*
Time: *6:30pm-9:00pm*
Place: *BuildItGreen!NYC's Gowanus Warehouse (69 9th St, Brooklyn)*

*All Gowanus Canal Conservancy Lectures will take place at
BuildItGreen!NYC's **Gowanus Warehouse (69 9th St, Brooklyn).  Lecture
events start at 6:30 with an hour-long social mixer.  Lectures run from
7:30pm-8:30pm with a 30 minute Q&A ending at 9:00pm.  We ask for a $5
donation to cover expenses.  or more information, please email us at:
hans@gowanuscanalconservancy.org*



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