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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 12:30pm
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Haller Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Geobiology Seminar

Dr. Christina Frieder, University of Southern California, will discuss, “Mechanisms of the Calcification Response to Ocean Change” as part of the OEB/EPS Geobiology Seminar. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Abstract: Interactions between organic and inorganic processes are fundamental to development and growth. The initiation of shell formation in extant shelled molluscs appears to be an evolutionarily conserved process. Nevertheless, the physiology that coordinates biomineralization can be hindered by adverse environmental conditions, during which shells also retain environmental information that can be probed through geochemistry. Possible solutions that act to enhance resilience of organisms to ocean change will also be discussed and include both chemical mitigation and biological adaptation strategies.

 

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