Changing smells? How pH can impact signalling molecules in marine systems

Date: 7 December 2021

Time: 13:30

Location: online via Zoom platform


Ocean acidification is well-known to affect the calcification, physiology, and behaviour of marine organisms. Recently, it was discovered that the associated changes in ocean pH can also directly impact the signalling molecules that mediate essential interactions of marine animals. Many ecosystem services rely on processes and interactions of organisms that are mediated through chemicals. This seminar gives an overview of the effects of pH on signalling molecules and biotoxins known to date, the interdisciplinary methods employed to uncover them and how combining supercomputing and behaviour observation can help predict potential impacts.

About our speaker:
Christina C. Roggatz has done an Erasmus Mundus MSc Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (2012) with a thesis at CCMAR, a PhD in Chemistry (2017) University of Hull, and is currently a Research Fellow.

Algarve Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR-Algarve), 3 December 2021. More information.

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