September 27, 2013

Rapid Assessment Surveys keep score on marine species. Brown Bag Seminar with Judith Pederson, MIT Sea Grant Advisory Leader

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Location: MIT E38-300

Bring your lunch and learn about rapid assessment surveys of marine species in our coastal waters, and on floating docks and outcroppings. Preliminary findings from the August 2013 survey will be presented.

About Judith Pederson
Dr. Pederson coordinates the Gulf of Maine Regional Ocean Science Initiative and compiled and edited the 2009 Gulf of Maine Strategic Ocean Science Plan. An international expert on marine invasive species, her research focuses on the “biopollution” of marine bioinvasions in near-shore and offshore areas of the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank. In addition to her research over the past 20 years, Pederson has further contributed to water-quality monitoring, clean-up efforts in Boston Harbor and other areas of Massachusetts, and the disposal of contaminated marine sediments. Prior to joining MIT Sea Grant in 1995, Pederson worked as a coastal ecologist at the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.

About the Brown Bag Lunch Series
MIT Sea Grant staff and students present projects, programs, research, and other topics in an informal setting to inform and inspire MIT colleagues and the wider community. The Brown Bag Lunch Series is a monthly event, and open to the public.

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Dr. Pederson's research specializes in managing the impacts of invasive marine species.