UAFNews-L Webinar: Sea otters and kelp ecosystems

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From: University of Alaska Fairbanks <UAFdistribution>
Date: December 7, 2012, 4:48:36 PM EST
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Subject: [UAFNews-L] Webinar: Sea otters and kelp ecosystems
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Subject: Webinar: Sea otters and kelp ecosystems

Start Date: Dec. 7, 2012

Stop Date: Dec. 11, 2012


The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy will host a statewide webinar Tuesday, Dec. 11th at 10 a.m.

This webinar will share the results of 40 years of data used to estimate the indirect effects of sea otters on ecosystem carbon production and storage in North America. Results suggest that sea otters, by suppressing sea urchins, increase kelp ecosystem productivity and strongly influence kelp carbon storage. Project lead Christopher Wilmers will be available to answer questions.

For registration and dial-in instructions, visit or call 907-474-7812.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brook Gamble, ACCAP program manager, at 907-474-7812 or email accap.


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