Interesting talk this Friday 15th of March by Joe Roman.. This time he will not speak to us about whales, but about green crabs.
Joe Roman is a Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Scholar at the University of Iceland, a Research Associate Professor at the University of Vermont and the author of Whale (Reaktion).
Abstract: The European green crab, Carcinus maenas, is native to Europe and northern Africa and is one of the most notorious marine invasive species worldwide. Joe Roman will discuss his work examining the invasion history of Carcinus in the US and the world, the population structure of this crab in its native range, and the results of a ten-year study following the temporal dynamics of genetic clines as two invasions fronts came into contact and hybridized in the eastern US and Canadian Maritimes. He will also talk about efforts to control green crabs and other invasives through recreational and commercial harvest.