Aug 5 Cafe – From the forest to the deep blue sea

East Bay Science Cafe

From the forest to the deep blue sea, wood shapes animal communities

with Dr. Jenna Judge

Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave., Albany
This cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. The goal is to encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!
We’ve all seen driftwood on the beach, but did you know that enough wood makes it to the sea floor that specialized animal communities use it as a home and some can even eat it? In this talk, you’ll dive to the depths of Monterey Bay with Dr. Judge to explore the diversity of animals that colonize sunken wood and the role that wood type, shape, and texture plays in shaping the animal communities that colonize it.


Jenna Judge

Dr. Jenna Judge

Jenna Judge is a recent doctoral graduate of the department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. A life-long passion for nature and an intense curiosity for the deep-sea drove her to pursue research, and now she is seeking to apply her big picture perspective to solving environmental problems and engaging the public while doing so. You can find Jenna on LinkedIn at or Twitter @jenna_judge.

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