Are we swimming in the right direction? – An exploration of the past, present and future of the Green Bay Aquatic and Fisheries Community. The aquatic community of Green Bay has experienced remarkable changes over the past 100 years due to natural and human induced forces. Some fish species and other aquatic organisms once thrived while others have seen better times. For this seminar, Patrick will review some of the important changes that have occurred, describe the current state of the bay as it relates to the fisheries community and explore how UW – Green Bay and other agencies are collaborating to ensure that we continue to “swim” in a sustainable direction.
Dr. Patrick S. Forsythe is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Patrick is the principle investigator of the Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Laboratory and Chair of the Environmental Science and Policy Graduate Program. He has published 25 peer-reviewed articles to date on various topics ranging from general fish ecology to the formations of geological structures.
The Maritime Speaker Series offers an assortment of monthly programs dealing with everything from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes and the economy that relies on it. The programs are held the first Thursday of each month November through April beginning at 7:00 pm at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.