National Museum of Iceland, Suðurgata 41
Open seminar at the National Museum hosted by the Environment and Natural Resources Graduate Programme and International Fund for Animal Welfare.
The recovery of the great whales after centuries of unregulated hunting is one of the great conservation success stories of the twentieth century. Yet the return of marine mammals can also cause conflict, as they are sometimes viewed as competitors with fishing and other human activities. In this seminar, Roman will discuss the ecological role of whales in the oceans, including their role in enhancing productivity, and highlight the many ecosystem services, or benefits, they can provide in marine systems.
Joe Roman is a Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic research scholar at the University of Iceland, a Research Associate Professor at the University of Vermont, and author of Whale (Reaktion).
The seminar is in English and is open to all