Above and Below the Ice: Wintertime Animal Survival Strategies in Aquatic Environments

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm Save to Calendar

Join Karen Seaver of the Harris Center for Conservation Education to explore how aquatic animals survive the cold of winter!



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This event is handicap accessible

Aquatic environments present their own unique challenges for animals during winter. This program will aim to summarize the myriad survival strategies of aquatic animals in response to plummeting water temperatures and resulting changes in water chemistry and ice formation. Examples from both freshwater and marine settings will be presented.

This program will be recorded and posted shortly thereafter here. Please note that closed captions will be available when watching the recording on YouTube, but not during the live presentation on Zoom.

About the Presenter 

Karen Seaver signed on as Staff Ecologist at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, NH at the beginning of 2020, where she supports the conservation research and education goals of the Center largely through fieldwork in the forests of protected lands. Additionally, Karen has taught courses related to the natural world for more than a decade at Keene State College in the Department of Environmental Studies, including courses in Ecology, Global Environmental Change, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Conservation. Karen traces her abiding love for extreme environments to her travel to Antarctica’s Dry Valleys for ecology research during graduate school. Karen lives in the rural hills of Alstead, NH with her husband and two young children.

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