Indian marine biologist Prof. M Srinivasan, Director of Centre for Advanced Study in Marine Biology in Tamil Nadu, India gave the second webinar of the Seabed Habitats Seminar Series! He discussed the importance of sand dunes (and mangroves) for coastal protection along the south Indian coast (against storm waves and the Indian ocean tsunami), sand dune formation and classification, dune vegetation (including its medicinal values), the increasing amounts of anthropogenic impacts affecting different types of dunes and valuable tips for management. A fascinating insight into the applied coastal research at one of the oldest marine institutes in India. We would like to cordially thank Prof. Srinivasan for giving this seminar and further increasing public awareness of sand dunes and their conservation.
In February, am pleased to invite you to two webinars as part of the Seabed Habitats seminar series next month!
On Tuesday 9th February at 13.00 GMT, Prof. M Srinivasan, will be giving a talk entitled “Sand Dunes of East Coast of India.” Prof. Srinivasan is the Professor, Director and Dean of the Centre for Advanced Study of Marine Biology at Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu, India. The Centre specialises in research on mangroves and is a reputed marine institute in India, actively engaged in teaching, research and extension activities in marine sciences. I had the opportunity to visit the centre and meet Prof. Srinivasan when my family and I visited the Mangroves of Pichavaram whilst touring in Tamil Nadu.
Where the wild things are- Antarctic seafloor biodiversity
From Tamil Nadu to Antarctica, on February 23rd 1300 GMT, Dr Huw Griffiths of the British Antarctic Survey will be giving a talk about “ Where the wild things are- Antarctic seafloor biodiversity.” Dr Huw Griffiths is a marine biogeographer with an interest in the Polar Regions and a passionate believer in science communication and making science more accessible to the public, policy makers and government. In 2020, Dr Huw Griffiths was awarded Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Medal for Education and Communication.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A and discussion after the event!
So please sign up here and hope to see you next month!