Course at a Glance

July 18
Telonicher Marine Lab, Trinidad

Riding the Waves of Climate Change


With Brian Tissot

What is climate change and why should we be concerned about it? Through a mixture of lectures, lab experiments, and visits to local sites, we will review scientific evidence on climate change and the research designed to study it. The course will include an examination of what climate change is, what causes it, and its effects on global climate. Then we'll switch gears and look at how it will influences the ocean and ocean-related activities such as marine life, fishing and surfing in the state and the region and conclude with an examination of the politics of climate change.

Wed., July 18 • 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

$70 • Class #: 31272

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Brian Tissot

Brian Tissot

Dr. Brian Tissot is a marine ecologist that conducts research on invertebrates and fishes in intertidal zone, kelp forest, coral reef, and deep reef ecosystems. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from Oregon State University and has held positions at the University of Hawaii and Washington State University. He currently serves as the Director of the Marine Laboratory at Humboldt State University. He is a marine conservation ecologist and his research is focused on the interface between biology, management, and policy. He examines the ecology of marine fishes and invertebrates, human impacts, and the role of the community in managing marine resources. Through collaboration with state, federal, and international agencies, he is involved in a range of activities including basic research, research with implications towards resource management, and environmental policy development.