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The college held 46th Zhijiang lecture hall
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A few days ago, Zhijiang lecture hall held 46th lecture in Xingjian building 117 lecture hall. Dr. Daniel Schlenk, professor of water ecotoxicology and environmental ecotoxicology at the University of California, Riverside, gave a lecture entitled "the impact of human activities on the ocean". More than 250 teachers and students attended the lecture.

In the lecture, Professor Daniel first divided the impact of human activities on the marine environment into four categories: climate change, habitat destruction, overfishing and pollution. He pointed out that due to the increase of carbon dioxide content caused by human use of fossil fuels, seawater acidizing caused a series of reactions harmful to marine life, and the increase of carbon dioxide made Greenhouse Effect more and more serious, leading to icebergs melting and sea level rise. He then cited habitat destruction such as reduction of mangroves, destruction of coral reefs and demolition of estuary, pointing out that overfishing would exhaust marine fisheries resources. Then, he cited a large number of data and vivid pictures to point out that plastic pollution is a serious harm to the sea, and plastic products are greatly harmful to the survival of marine life and more serious harm to human health. At the end of the lecture, he suggested that people use more green energy and reduce the use of plastic products to contribute to the protection of the ocean.

Introduction to the presenter:

Dr. Daniel Schlenk is a professor of water ecotoxicology and environmental ecotoxicology at the University of California, Riverside. He was Ph.D. in toxicology at Oregon State University in 1989 and conducted postdoctoral research at Duke University in the United States from 1989 to 1991. He is currently a member of the American Science Promotion Council, a member of the California Water Resources Science Advisory Board, a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's Advisory Committee on Chemical Safety, and deputy editor-in-chief of Environmental Science & Technology and ES&T Letters , leading journals of environmental science. Mainly engaged in the study of the molecular mechanism of the initiation and development of toxic effect pathway of traditional and new environmental pollutants on animals and human beings, and has published more than 240 academic papers.