As a health and safety precaution, the Ocean Science Lecture Series is temporarily on hiatus. Please check back for updates.
The John & Barbara Ferrera Ocean Science Lecture Series
The John & Barbara Ferrera Ocean Science Lecture Series provides a forum for the community to learn about FAU Harbor Branch’s most recent discoveries directly from the scientists and engineers who make them. The invited speakers from other institutions are colleagues who work on topics relevant to our FAU Harbor Branch research themes. Lectures are held in the auditorium of the Johnson Education Center at FAU’s Harbor Branch campus, 5600 U.S. 1 North, Fort Pierce, FL 34946, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend.
Lectures are free and open to the public. A Season Pass must be presented for admittance to each lecture. Registration is available on-site, by phone (772-242-2293) or at the link below.
April 1, 2019 Margaret Leinen, Ph.D., Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Vice Chancellor of Marine Science, University of California-San Diego Oceanography in the next decade: where will new ways to study the ocean lead us?
January 6, 2016 Megan Davis, FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Entrees with a Twist: Shrimp Culture and Culinary Showcase
January 13, 2016 Paul Wills, Susan Laramore, and Dennis Hanisak, FAU Harbor Branch IMTA and the Future of Aquaculture in the United States
January 20, 2016 Laurent Cherbuin, FAU Harbor Branch Frontal, Wake Eddy, Topography Control and Ecological Constraints of Fish Spawning Habitat
January 27, 2016 Jan Rines, University of Rhode Island Exploring the Dazzling Diversity of Microscopic Life in the Sea
February 3, 2016 Amy Wright, FAU Harbor Branch Cures for Malaria, Tuberculosis, Alzheimer's? An Update on Natural Products Discovery at HBOI
February 10, 2016 Marty Riche, FAU Harbor Branch, and Angela Caporelli, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Aquaculture in Africa: Empowerment through Food Security and Economic Development
February 17, 2016 James McClintock, University of Alabama at Birmingham From Penguins to Plankton - The Impacts of Climate Change on Antarctic Marine Communities
February 24, 2016 Greg O'Corry-Crowe, FAU Harbor Branch Resilience in Polar Ecosystems: Adaptation to a Changing World
March 2, 2016 Jim Sullivan, FAU Harbor Branch Phytoplankton Form and Function in the Turbulent Ocean
March 9, 2016 Mike Twardowski, FAU Harbor Branch Remarkable Technologies Used to Explore the Ocean
March 16, 2016 Joshua Voss, FAU Harbor Branch Linking Exploration to Conservation in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico
April 13, 2016 Jason Hallstrom, Florida Atlantic University River, Rooms, and Wrists: The Future of Sensing at Scale *Only 7 p.m.*
May 11, 2016 John Trefry, Florida Institute of Technology Running Amuck: Our Six-Decade Legacy to the Indian River Lagoon *Only 7 p.m.*
June 2016 NO LECTURE
July 2016 NO LECTURE
August 2016 NO LECTURE
November 2, 2016 Specialty License Plate Talks Part 1 (15 minutes each) 1. Imaging Clouds in the Water Column - Preliminary Results from Controlled Environment- Anni Vuorenkoski Dalgleish 2. Cost-effective and Non-intrusive Larval Fish Growth Monitoring- Bing Ouyang 3. Reproductive Patterns of Cultured and Wild Sunray Venus Clams in Florida West Coast Waters- Susan Laramore
November 30, 2016 Specialty License Plate Talks Part 2 1. Ventilation Rates of the Indian River Lagoon through its Inlets- Laurent Chérubin 2. Ecology and Biochemistry of Harmful Algal Blooms- Brian Lapointe 3. Analysis of Sediments in the IRL for Herbicides- Amy Wright 4. Photo-identification - Dolphin Census and Spatiotemporal Trends- Elizabeth Titcomb 5. Project CLOUD- Joshua Voss
December 7, 2016 Jon Waterhouse, Oregon Health and Science University Indigenous Knowledge and Modern science - Should We Connect? Can We Connect?
January 15, 2014 Dr. Megan Davis, FAU Harbor Branch Our Global Estuary: Lessons Learned for the Indian River Lagoon
January 22, 2014 Dr. Dennis Hanisak, FAU Harbor Branch Indian River Lagoon Observatory: Real-time Observations for Everyone
January 29, 2014 Dr. Candy Feller & Dr. Donna Devlin, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and FAU Harbor Branch Mangroves and Salt Marshes in Flux: What We See with Changing Climate
February 5, 2014 Dr. Joshua Voss & Jeff Beal, FAU Harbor Branch and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Black and Blue: What Happens When You Mix Freshwater Discharge and a Coastal Coral Reef?
February 12, 2014 Dr. Brian Lapointe & Marie Tarnowski, FAU Harbor Branch The Indian River Lagoon as a Bioreactor: New Perspectives on Sewage Pollution
February 19, 2014 Dr. Grant Gilmore, Estuarine, Coastal and Ocean Science, Inc. Global Centers of Biodiversity
February 26, 2014 Dr. Peter McCarthy, FAU Harbor Branch Bacteria in the Indian River Lagoon: Indicators of Health
February 27, 2014 A special lecture presented by the Friends of Harbor Branch. Dr. Andy Hemmings, Mercyhurst University Understanding Old Vero Man, with An Overview of HBOI's Ancient DNA Lab by Greg O'Corry-Crowe
March 5, 2014 Dr. Mingshun Jiang, FAU Harbor Branch Modeling Iron Cycle and Primary Productivity in the Antarctic Peninsula, Drake Passage and Scotia Sea
April 16, 2014 Greg Braun, Sustainable Ecosystems International Bird Diversity in the Indian River Lagoon – From Anhingas and Avocets to Warblers and Willets
May 7, 2014 Dr. Charles Yarish, University of Connecticut Cultivation of Seaweeds in Northeast America for Food, Feeds, and Fertilizer
June 11, 2014 Dr. Zack Jud, Florida International University Lionfish in Florida: The New Normal? What We've Learned Since Lionfish Arrived on Florida's Shores
June 18, 2014 Dr. Jeanette Wyneken, Florida Atlantic University The Science of Tracking Little Loggerhead Turtles on the High Seas
October 22, 2014 Marc Virgilio, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Managing Spoil Islands of the Indian River Lagoon
November 19, 2014 Julie Albert, Marine Resources Council North Atlantic Right Whales: How You Can Help Save Them
December 10, 2014 Dr. Ellen Prager, Marine Scientist and Author Dive Into the Story: Ocean Science Fun For All Ages
January 16, 2013 Shirley Pomponi, FAU HBOI The History of Undersea Exploration in the U.S.: Heroes & Highlights
January 23, 2013 Paul Wills, FAU HBOI Developing Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture: Harbor Branch's Prototype IMTA System
January 30, 2013 Rita Colwell, University of Maryland College Park & Johns Hopkins University Climate, Oceans and Infectious Diseases: The Cholera Paradigm
February 6, 2013 Sir Peter Crane, Yale University The Interconnectedness of Natural and Human Systems: From Global Change to the Indian River
February 13, 2013 John Scarpa, FAU HBOI Clam Culture and Climate Change in Florida
February 20, 2013 Clay Cook, FAU HBOI Ocean Acidification - The Other CO2 Problem
February 27, 2013 Amy Wright, FAU HBOI Natural Products: Aren't They Great?
March 6, 2013 Andy Clark, Link Foundation/Dennis Hanisak, FAU HBOI "An Opportunity to Develop Your Genius": A Homecoming Celebrating 60 Years of the Link Foundation and 40 Years of the Summer Interns at Harbor Branch
March 13, 2013 Marilyn Mazzoil, FAU HBOI Days of Our Lives: Dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon
March 20, 2013 Bob Howarth, Cornell University Can We Save the Coasts from Nutrient Pollution?
March 27, 2013 Megan Davis, FAU HBOI Ocean Entrees: Seafood and Sea Vegetables
April 3, 2013 Susan Laramore & Amber Garr, FAU HBOI After the Spill...The Impact of Deep Water Horizon on Gulf of Mexico Fisheries
April 22, 2013 SPECIAL EARTH DAY LECTURE! Dr. Joe MacInnis
May 1, 2013 Deirdre R. Meldrum, Arizona State University Oceanomics and Sensorbots
June 5, 2013 Jeff Beal, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Emily Dark, Antioch University
August 28, 2013 Niclas Engene, Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce What's My Name Again? How Better Taxonomy Can Aid In Understanding Harmful Algal Bloom
September 18, 2013 Jennifer Sneed, Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce Unsung Heroes of the Sea: The Importance of Marine Bacteria in Ecological Interactions