Ecology, Food Webs, and the Chesapeake Bay
In this talk, scientists Beth McGee, Mary Power, and Brian Silliman discuss the Chesapeake Bay, its food web, and the challenges of conserving and restoring the Bay.
The Chesapeake Bay has a large, multijurisdictional watershed (land area that drains into the Bay) that includes Virginia, Maryland, and parts of four other states. The scientists discuss how human activities in this region, such as pollution and overfishing, have impacted the Chesapeake Bay. They also outline various efforts and challenges for the Bay’s conservation.
This talk is from a 2016 Holiday Lecture Series, Ecology of Rivers and Coasts: Food Webs and Human Impacts, and is followed by a general discussion on ecology where the scientists answer questions from students.
algal bloom, dead zone, environmental impact, eutrophication, hypoxia, invasive species, pollution, runoff