The events, free to the public, feature Dr. Gil Rilov of Oregon State University, a researcher who specializes in studying rocky shore communities.
They are sponsored by the CoastWatch
program of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition
and the PISCO
(Partnership for the Interdisciplinary Study of Coastal Oceans) program at OSU
Both presentations begin at 7 p.m.The Yachats event on Tuesday, May 16 will be held at the Yachats Commons on Hwy. 101 in Yachats.In Lincoln City the next day, the presentation will take place at the Lincoln City Community Center Complex, 2150 N.E. Oar Pl.Dr. Rilov's
talks will focus on the creatures of the rocky shoreline, and the ways in which their life cycles connect the shoreline and the sea.He
will discuss basic concepts in the ecology of rocky intertidal areas, and the ways in which these areas may be affected by global climate change and other human impacts.He will also discuss opportunities for citizens to contribute to research activities, including studies to take place this summer."We believe that by having local residents participate in a scientific research, using simple methods that do not require much training, we can achieve both better science and greater public knowledge and awareness of coastal issues" says Rilov, who is PISCO's science director.
For more information about Dr. Rilov's
presentations, or about CoastWatch
, contact Phillip Johnson, (503) 238-4450, firstname.lastname@example.org.
...Dr. Gil Rilov Dr. Rilov
undergraduate and graduate studies at Tel Aviv University
Master's thesis on the design of artificial reefs for coral reef fishes in the Red Sea, and his
Ph.D. dissertation on the impacts by humans on Mediterranean rocky shore ecological communities.In 2000, he received a Fulbright post-doctoral award to go to Duke University in North Carolina, where he studied coral reef fish behavior in the waters of Key West.He
then moved to the University of Canterbury
in New Zealand were he
studied the effects of fish predation on rocky intertidal mussels and the linkage between predation on mussels and their settlement rates.A year ago, he moved to OSU to take a position as a researcher and Science Coordinator with PISCO.