Kelp early life history & restoration (Working Group 4)

Mar 7 - Mar 19, 2024, BC-WA Kelp Node


  • discuss, compare & share kelp genetic methodologies (e.g., pop gen, eDNA, genetic diversity)
  • discuss, compare & share kelp cultivation and early life history methodologies
  • improve regional contributions to kelp genetic data repositories
  • share & synthesize emerging research on the genetic structure of kelp populations in BC/WA
  • synthesize modeling and field data to inform connectivity and dispersal underlying kelp populations and associated communities
  • identify barriers to scalable kelp restoration in transboundary waters by working with regulators and policy-makers 
  • review and produce open-source documentation of kelp restoration methods/techniques to guide regional work, including design/install/maintenance of compensatory mitigation and restoration sites and project success/compliance metrics
  • identify regions/sites for priority restoration actions, including compensatory mitigation and a mitigation bank for when in-situ mitigation is not viable
  • consider planning, R&D,and funding or collaborative restoration across priority sites, including scaling-up restoration efforts using best available knowledge
Please register for WG4