Carbon cycling within freshwater ecosystems amid a rapidly changing world


5 Feburary 2020


The talk will discuss the role freshwater ecosystems play in carbon sequestration and processing. Two major contemporary factors impacting these processes–viz., climate change and increased inflow of nutrients + organic carbon–will be analyzed. The talk will conclude by offering a future outlook on freshwater ecosystems and policies for their management. Further discussions on the state and problems surrounding freshwater systems in Armenia are encouraged.
About the Speaker
Dr. Garabet Kazanjian is an aquatic ecologist who is engaged in understanding carbon dynamics in water systems. He is enthusiastic about supporting advancements in ecology, passionate about increasing knowledge and outreach and interested in conservation, sustainability, and development projects. Dr. Kazanjian received his PhD in Limnology from the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2019 and his MSc in marine biology from the American University of Beirut in 2012. Between 2013 and 2018, he worked at the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin, Germany. To date, he has collaborated with several European research institutes in calculating whole-landscape carbon budgets. He’s also served as a guest scientist at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) in 2014-15, where he investigated the impact of climate change on lakes. Previously, he has conducted fisheries research in Lebanon and has served for two years as the Oceans Campaigner of Greenpeace, engaging in environmental advocacy and working towards establishing marine protected areas in the Mediterranean.


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Dr. Garabet Kazanjian



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