Aquatic chemical signaling: How understanding signals in
the sea helps us address interdisciplinary challenges
Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 pm
The chemical signals exchanged by aquatic organisms influence a wide variety of behaviors
from predator-prey interactions to mating and habitat choice. Understanding chemical signaling
can help us more deeply understand the ecology and evolution of biological systems and can
also help us address a variety of challenges from environmental management and conservation
to human health issues. Come explore how discoveries in aquatic chemical signaling are
helping us engineer solutions to interdisciplinary problems using everything from the chemicals
themselves to chemical-sensing robots.
Dr. Jennifer Page is the Director of Education at the Hurricane Island Center for Science and
Leadership, a non-profit in midcoast Maine that integrates science education, applied research,
and leadership development. She graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Marine
Science and earned her Ph.D. in Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology within the NSF
IGERT program Signals in the Sea. She then returned to UMaine as a Postdoctoral Research
Associate in the School of Marine Sciences before joining the faculty of Bangor High School.
Jenn helped develop Bangor High’s STEM Academy and became even more passionate about
bringing authentic research experiences and place-based curriculum to students.
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