Carin Campbell Smith
FAU Harbor Branch Announces Speakers For Upcoming Ocean Science Lecture Series
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (January 14, 2013) – FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute announces the featured speakers for the 2013 Ocean Science Lecture Series, a free educational forum for the community which will begin Wednesday, Jan. 16. Lectures will take place each Wednesday thereafter through April 3, at 4 and 7 p.m. in the Harbor Branch Johnson Education Center, 5600 U.S. 1 North, in Fort Pierce. Admission is free.
The Ocean Science Lecture Series provides an opportunity for the community to learn about FAU Harbor Branch’s most recent discoveries directly from the scientists and engineers who find them. The series also includes guest speakers from college campuses across the country including Yale and Cornell Universities.
Jan. 16 Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
The History of Undersea Exploration in the U.S.: Heroes & Highlights
Jan. 23 Paul Wills, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
Developing Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture: Harbor Branch’s Prototype IMTA System
Jan. 30 Rita Colwell, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park &
Johns Hopkinks University
Climate, Oceans and Infectious Diseases: The Cholera
Feb. 6 Sir Peter Crane, Yale University
The Interconnectedness of Natural and Human
Systems: From Global Change to the Indian River Lagoon (Special Event: This lecture is sponsored by the Yale Club of
the Treasure Coast and will be given at 6:30 p.m. at St.
Edwards School, 1895 St. Edwards Dr., in Vero Beach)
Feb. 13 John Scarpa, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
Clam Culture and Climate Change in Florida
Feb. 20 Clay Cook, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
Ocean Acidification – The Other CO2 Problem
Feb. 27 Amy Wright, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
Natural Products: Aren’t They Great?
March 6 Andy Clark, Ph.D., Link Foundation, & Dennis Hanisak,
Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
An Opportunity to Develop Your Genius: A Homecoming
Celebrating 60 Years of The Link Foundation and 40 Years of
Summer Interns at Harbor Branch
March 13 Marilyn Mazzoil, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
Days of Our Lives: Dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon
March 20 Bob Howarth, Ph.D., Cornell University
Can We Save the Coasts from Nutrient Pollution?
March 27 Megan Davis, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch
Ocean Entrées: Seafood and Sea Vegetables
April 3 Susan Laramore, Ph.D., & Amber Garr, Ph.D.,
FAU Harbor Branch
After the Spill…The Impact of Deep Water Horizon on Gulf of
(Subject to change.)
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