Sir Julian Huxley Lecture 2018 – Marine Benthic Biodiversity of the Southern Ocean

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
0207 434 4479 ext 211

PARTNER EVENT 18:00–19:00 Wednesday 7 November 2018

In association with The Systematics Association.

Katrin Linse
© Katrin Linse

This talk will focus on how species identifications of marine benthic biodiversity of the Southern Ocean are vital for applied research and policy. This talk will also introduce the Southern Ocean benthic biodiversity, the discovery of “new” Southern Ocean ecosystems, e.g. under-ice, methane seeps and hydrothermal vents, newest discoveries in the anatomy and ecology of some unique species, and the role of biodiversity in assessing Marine Protected Areas around Antarctica.

Dr Katrin Linse is a marine benthic biologist with 17 years’ research experience in the biodiversity, phylogeography and evolution of Antarctic marine invertebrates. Her research focuses on phylogenetic relationships of current Antarctic species and their evolutionary histories. She has participated in 13 shipboard expeditions of which 4 studied hydrothermal habitats in the Southern Ocean.

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 17:30.
  • Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a white wine reception.

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