This fall, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Dr. Osvaldo Ulloa to UBC and the Wall Institute as International Visiting Research Scholar. Dr. Ulloa is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Concepción, Chile. He is an international leader in the study of the microbial oceanography of marine oxygen-deficient waters, known as oxygen minimum zones.
During his stay at UBC, he will be conducting research with the
Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
On November 15th, Dr. Ulloa will give a public talk on his research entitled, “While the Oceans Suffocate, the Microbes Will Play,” from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in the Allan Yap Biodiversity Theatre, Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC, located at 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver. This talk is part of the Institute’s “The Wall Hour” series. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP here.
“While the Oceans Suffocate, the Microbes Will Play”
Oxygen is a key element for biology and the cycling of geochemical elements, and has shaped the chemical and biological evolution of Earth. The oceans appear to be loosing oxygen due to on-going climate change, with resulting impacts on marine ecosystems and global biogeochemical cycles. Join Dr. Ulloa as he discusses the repercussions and effects of this oxygen loss on microbial communities and our environment.