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FAU HARBOR BRANCH ANNOUNCES THE JOHN & BARBARA FERRERA
2020 OCEAN SCIENCE LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE
 

2020 Ocean Science Lecture Series

Lynda F. Rysavy | 1/7/2019

Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce will kick off the 2020 John & Barbara Ferrara Ocean Science Lecture Series on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 4 and 7 p.m., with weekly lectures continuing each Wednesday through March 18.  The lectures will take place at FAU Harbor Branch’s Johnson Education Center Auditorium, 5600 U.S. 1 North, in Fort Pierce.

Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch executive director, will open the series with a discussion on “The Health of Our Oceans: Why You Should Care.” FAU Harbor Branch researchers and distinguished guest lecturers, including 4Ocean and Changing Seas, also will present weekly lectures. All lectures are free and open to the public; to register for a 2020 season pass to facilitate admission, please visit www.fau.edu/hboi/community/osls.php.

           

2020 John & Barbara Ferrara Ocean Science Lecture Series Ocean Science Lecture Series Season Schedule:

 

Jan. 8 "The Health of Our Oceans: Why You Should Care”
 Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch

Jan. 15 South Florida PBS Changing Seas: “Toxic Waters”
Film Screening and Expert Q&A

Jan. 22 Florida Center for Coastal and Human Health: “Integrated Approaches to Addressing Harmful Algal Blooms”
Jim Sullivan, Ph.D. & Amy Wright, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch

Jan. 29 “Chasing Nutrients and Coral Reef Decline at Looe Key, Florida Keys: A Four Decade Quest”
Brian Lapointe, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch

Feb. 5 “Discovering New Chemicals from the Sea: Can We Address the Antibiotic-Resistance Crisis?”
Peter McCarthy, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch

Feb. 12 Mid-Series Break – No Lecture

Feb. 19 “Will Razing Rays Save Our Bays?”
 Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch

Feb. 26  “Fishing for Science”
Aaron Adams Ph.D. and Paul Wills, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch

March 4 “For the Love of Conch”
Megan Davis, Ph.D. and Laura Issac-Norton, FAU Harbor Branch

March 11  “We Are the Problem and the Solution”
 Emilie Johnsen of 4Ocean, and Tracy Mincer, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch and Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College

March 18 “NEEMO 23: Simulating Space Exploration in a Real-life Undersea Environment”
 Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., FAU Harbor Branch

   

For more information, contact the FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitors Center at 772-242-2293.