Geobiology Seminar: "Mechanisms of the calcification response to ocean change"


Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm


Haller Hall (Geology Museum 102)

Speaker: Christina Frieder (USC)


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.

Please contact Nagissa Mahmoud regarding meeting the speaker or questions relating to the talk.

The EHAP/Geobiology Seminar Series is jointly hosted by OEB and EPS.