7th Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium
Yachats, Oregon – Join us for the 7th Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium, November 21st in Yachats, Oregon at the Commons!
The Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is a community event aimed at promoting local stewardship efforts and raising awareness about current research being conducted within the Cape Perpetua nearshore and adjacent watersheds.
This year’s event will kick off with a welcome from Representatives David Gomberg & Caddy McKeown and follow with our keynote speaker Bruce Menge, Distinguished Professor and the Wayne and Gladys Valley Endowed Professor of Marine Biology in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University. Dr. Menge is a lead and founding PI for PISCO and OMEGAS, the Ocean Margin Ecosystem Group for Acidification Studies, a similar consortium of scientists studying the impacts of ocean acidification.
During his presentation, Menge will share what PISCO has learned about how intertidal and subtidal ecological communities have responded to climate and anthropogenic changes, their role in communicating relevant knowledge to policymakers and managers, and PISCO’s work in training new generations of students at the interface between science and management. Menge will touch on sea star wasting and recovery, and the importance of long-term research for marine reserve design.
A social mixer will follow the keynote and 2 presentations shorts & 4 lightning rounds focused on (full agenda):
- Engaging Change: Welcome to Oregon State Parks (Paul Reilly, Coastal Region Program Coordinator, Oregon State Parks & Recreation),
- Rocky Shore Update (Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation, Oregon Policy Manager),
- Marbled Murrelets: Enigma of the Pacific (Kim Nelson, OSU, Senior Faculty Research Assistant),
- Oregon Black Oystercatcher Project (Joe Liebezeit, Staff Scientist & Avian Conservation Manager, Portland Audubon),
- Why are Sea Otters extinct in Oregon? (Robert Bailey, Coastal Advocate and Board Member of the Elakha Alliance), and
- Stressed and Slim or Relaxed and Chubby? (Leigh Torres, Assistant Professor, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center).