Thursday
January 12, 2017
From 7pm to 8pm
FSUCML Auditorium
3618 US-98
St. Teresa, FL 32358
Refreshments available before talk
Tropical coral reefs: the current crisis and a possible future
by Dr. Peter J. Edmunds (Cal State, Northridge) 
In light of the threats posed by climate change, ocean acidification, and local disturbances, some fear that these "rainforests of the sea" will disappear within a century. Coral reefs in the South Pacific and US Virgin Islands illustrate aspects of this crisis, but they also contain clues to the form in which reefs might persist in the future. This talk will reveal what we have lost, what we are losing, and why it is worth fighting to protect what is left!
About the Speaker
Dr. Peter J. Edumunds  (Cal State, Northridge)
 
is the William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar in Marine Biology at Florida State University. Dr. Edmunds is currently a Professor at the Dept. of Biology, California State University, Northridge. He has been researching the ecology of tropical coral reefs for over 30 years in St. John, US Virgin Islands and Moorea, French Polynesia. He has worked closely with the Virgin Islands national Park to study long-term changes in coral reef communities. ( http://www.csun.edu/science-mathematics/biology/peter-j-edmunds )

UPCOMING EVENTS
Lecture: The Future of Florida's Springs

Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 7pm

Dr. Guy "Harley" Means (FL Geo Survey-DEP) will discuss the current status of Florida's iconic springs.
Lecture: Panhandle Florida's Seepage Bog

Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 7pm

Dr. Bruce Means (Coastal Plains Inst.) will discuss Florida's spectacular bog wetlands.
FSUCML Open House:
Coastal Literacy

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Please join us for Earth Day and enjoy a day at the lab with family and friends.


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