Beyond Campus: M-I-Z in K.C. 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:30pm
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Doors at 6:00 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W 135th Street, Overland Park
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Admission is free. 

“Rising Seas and the Impact on Coastal Ecosystem Services”

Associate Professor of Geological Sciences John Huntley

Global warming and sea level rise could lead to a dramatic increase in parasitic flatworms, suppressing the reproduction of common seafloor creatures and causing negative impacts on marine ecosystems and eventually, to human well-being. John Huntley is a paleobiologist whose work lies at the intersection of geology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Huntley and a team of international scientists have found a consistent relationship between sea level rise and an increase in parasites across environments, continents, and time.  These changes could negatively impact the ecosystems of the fish and shellfish we eat while increasing the risk to human health and well-being.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. 

For more information on other events in this series, click, or contact Amanda Cook at or 573-884-4482.