Coastal Conversations 2/23/18

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Seaweed ecology: what makes a healthy intertidal zone

-What is the intertidal zone
-What are the seaweed species in Maine and what ecological role to they play (habitat, food webs etc)
-Changes in the timing of species’ life cycles and how temperature and other parameters can trigger phenological mismatches and other food web challenges.

Jessie Muhlin, Associate Professor of Marine Biology, Maine Maritime Academy
Amanda Klemmer, Assistant Research Professor of Food-web ecology, University of Maine
Hannah Webber, Research and Education Projects Manager, Schoodic Institute

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