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How is ocean acidification impacting marine life in BC coastal waters?

A closeup of an ocean wave

A part of the VIU spring 2022 Science and Technology Community Lecture Series

Dr. Wiley Evans, a Chemical Oceanographer at the Hakai Institute, discussed how ocean acidification impacts BC coastal waters and marine life during his VIU Science and Technology Community Lecture on March 2.

Evans completed his PhD at Oregon State University, studying carbon dioxide exchange between the ocean and atmosphere from northern California to southeast Alaska. He monitored ocean acidification as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and worked as a research associate at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory before joining the Hakai Institute. Wiley manages Hakai Institute’s Ocean Acidification Program and is the Co‐Chair for the British Columbia Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Action Plan led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. 

Watch Evans’ lecture:

The VIU Science and Technology Community Lecture Series is an opportunity for scientists to engage with the broader VIU faculty, students and community in ongoing research and science initiatives that are occurring in our regional and local coastal communities.


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