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Karen Filbee-Dexter

Karen Filbee-Dexter

Karen Filbee-Dexter is a research fellow at the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Western Australia. She is a marine ecologist studying the drivers and patterns of long-term change in coastal ecosystems. Her research has largely focused on drivers and patterns of long-term change in coastal ecosystems.

COMMENTARY
A kelp forest in the Sitka Sound is seen in this photo. (Alaska ShoreZone Program Photo/NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC; Courtesy of Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC)

Ever heard of ocean forests? They’re larger than the Amazon and more productive than we thought

By: , and - September 20, 2022

Amazon, Borneo, Congo, Daintree. We know the names of many of the world’s largest or most famous rainforests. And many of us know about the world’s largest span of forests, the boreal forests stretching from Russia to Canada. But how many of us could name an underwater forest? Hidden underwater are huge kelp and seaweed […]