October 3, 2011

12:00-1:00 - Brown Bag Lunch Series: Michelle Slosberg, MIT Sea Grant E38-714

Bring lunch and join us on October 6 for our Brown Bag Seminar!

Predicting Risks from Marine Invaders

MIT Sea Grant summer UROP researcher, Michelle Slosberg, will present methods and findings from her risk assessment of non-native marine species spreading to the New England coast. Learn which species are most likely to spread to our area and the riskiest sources of these species.


Michelle Slosberg worked this past summer as a UROP student with Judith Pederson on a risk assessment method for introduced marine species in the northeastern United States. The method integrates environmental factors, life history information and shipping records to predict the spread of introduced species. The risk assessment will provide a tool for managers to use to support programs to prevent new introductions.

Michelle will be receiving a B.S. in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences with a focus in Environmental Science from MIT in January 2012. In addition to her work at MIT Sea Grant, Michelle is conducting undergraduate thesis research on long-term erosion rates on the island of Kaua’i. After receiving her B.S. Michelle hopes to pursue a career in land conservation and stewardship.

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Michelle Slosberg, MIT '12

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