As part of Carleton University’s Science Café series, Sean Landsman, instructor in Carleton’s Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science and self-proclaimed fish nerd, will present Fish That Feed Our Rivers: An Exploration of Migratory Fishes as Ecosystem Service Providers.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
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All are welcome to join this online presentation. Media are invited to attend the event.

When we think of migratory fish, most conjure up images of bright red sockeye salmon darting past grizzly bears in the Pacific Northwest. While sockeye salmon, and indeed all Pacific salmon, provide critical nutrient pulses to North American freshwater ecosystems, many other species provide similar “services,” including inland migratory species and fish on the East Coast.

Join Landsman as he takes viewers on a stunning underwater visual journey of some of North America’s most important migratory fish. Viewers will learn about the natural history of these incredible species, as well as the results of recent research that have revealed new connections within stream food webs. Ensuring we maintain the population of these species will have direct benefits for the creatures that call our rivers and streams, including the land around them, home.

About the Speaker

Landsman has an undying passion for all things fishy. His formal scientific training is in fisheries science, but his interests have broadened in recent years. Today, while still interested in anything to do with fish, he is keenly interested in the practice of science communication.

In addition to teaching several courses in the Interdisciplinary Science and Practice program, including Science Communication, Landsman is an active practitioner of science communication. He works as a freelance photographer and writer, having published in outlets such as National Geographic, the CBC, BBC Wildlife, and more.

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