SOURCES AND SOLUTIONS
LIVE OAK PAVILION, STUDENT UNION, BOCA RATON CAMPUS
The Nat and Dorothy Hyman Science Lecture Series
The Nat and Dorothy Hyman (NDH) Science Lecture Series was made possible by Florida Atlantic alumnus, Jerry Hyman, son of Nat and Dorothy Hyman. The NDH Science Lecture Series was created to encourage and inspire students in the sciences, and provide access to educational lectures by leaders in the scientific fields for FAU students, faculty, and community members, free of charge. This lecture series is organized by the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. Learn more about the series.
Managing Pollution of Urban Waters: Sources and Solutions
Don't miss an evening with distinguished professor and researcher, Sarah E. Hobbie, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Join distinguished professor and researcher, Sarah E. Hobbie, Ph.D., for a talk on the dramatic influence of nutrient pollution in urban waterways. Managing excess nutrients remains a major obstacle to improving ecosystem service benefits of urban waters, which Hobbie is studying in the Twin Cities metropolitan area in Minnesota. Hobbie will describe the critical work with regulators to target specific sources of nutrient pollution. Advancing ecosystem-level understanding of urban watersheds generates insights that promote novel solutions to solving urban water quality challenges that impact communities around the world. The timely topic of Hobbie’s managing polluted waters lecture also supports building synergy and momentum for the University’s newest school – the School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability (ECOS). A partnership between the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, the School will coordinate and animate the University’s work on pressing environmental topics facing South Florida and the world.
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Lecture: 5:30 p.m. | Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Live Oak Pavilion, Student Union, Boca Raton campus
Enjoy a selection of hors d'oeuvres and beverages at the reception. This is a free public lecture.
About sARAH HOBBIE, PH.D.
"In the area of global change, I aim to understand how global nutrient cycles affect carbon cycling; how variation in biodiversity, atmospheric carbon dioxide, nitrogen inputs, warming, and precipitation influence grassland ecosystems; and how warming alters community and ecosystem processes at the southern boreal-temperate forest ecotone. In the area of urban ecology, I am studying the effects of urban and suburban development on biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling. In particular we are focusing on understanding the resilience of urban forests and on quantifying sources of nutrient pollutants to subwatersheds of the Mississippi River and how nutrients move from land to stormwater. My collaborators and student researchers are also studying the role of human choices in both creating and solving urban environmental problems."
Among her many accolades include serving as a member of the National Academy of Sciences as well as the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota; University of Minnesota Regents Professor; Fellow of the Ecological Society of America; along with multiple awards and recognitions as an outstanding educator, faculty member, and advisor.
Live Oak Pavilion, Student Union
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Directions to the Florida Atlantic University Student Union
I-95 North/South bound: exit at Glades Road and go east. FAU will be approximately 1/2 mile on the left.
Florida's Turnpike North/South bound: exit at Glades Road and go east. FAU will be approximately 6 miles on the left.
Guests can park for free during this event. Parking can be found in Parking Garage 1 to the north of the Student Union.
Parking Garage 1
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The NDH Science Lecture Series was created to encourage and inspire students in the sciences, and provide access to educational lectures by leaders in the scientific fields for FAU students, faculty, and community members, free of charge.
Jerry Hyman, son of Nat and Dorothy Hyman, remarks, "I believe that education holds the key to one’s future. An inspiring lecture offered by a wise, educated speaker can spark an interest that may very well lead to positive outcomes in life. There is an old expression, 'watch out for what you wish for.' Yes indeed, do dream and reach for the moon."