MBL Ecosystems Center Seminar Series

A lecture exploring the future of the world’s seagrass ecosystems will kick off the 2010 Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series, sponsored by the Marine Biological Laboratory’s (MBL’s) Ecosystems Center. Carlos Duarte, Director of the International Laboratory of Global Change Research at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies in Mallorca, Spain will present the talk “Facing the Global Loss of Seagrass Meadows:  Trends, Causes, Outlook, and Opportunities” on Friday, September 17 at 3:00 pm in the Speck Auditorium, Rowe Building, 18 MBL St., Woods Hole.  The public is invited to attend.

The Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series is part of the MBL’s Semester in Environmental Science (SES), a 15-week program that provides college students from across the U.S. with an intensive field and laboratory-based introduction to environmental science of coastal forests, freshwater ponds and estuaries. The Distinguished Scientists Seminar Series gives SES students and the public an opportunity to meet and interact with some of the best practitioners of environmental science in the world.

The Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series will continue throughout the fall at the MBL.  The remaining lectures in the series are:

September 24
3:00 PM, Speck Auditorium, Rowe Building, 18 MBL St., Woods Hole
Kenneth O Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
“Understanding the Ocean’s Biological Pump”

October 15
3:00 PM, Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St., Woods Hole
Samantha Joye, University of Georgia
“Distribution, Biogeochemistry, and Effects of Oil and Gas Hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem”

October 29
3:00 PM, Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL St., Woods Hole
Thompson Webb III, Brown University
“Climate Warming and Vegetation Changes in North America Since the ‘Last Ice Age’ 21,000 Years Ago”

November 5
3:00 PM, Speck Auditorium, Rowe Building, 18 MBL St., Woods Hole
Monica G Turner, University of Wisconsin
“Landscape Heterogeneity, Disturbance, and Ecosystem Function”

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