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A Conversation with Jeremy Jackson
Thursday, April 21, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 113 HGL
“A Conversation with Jeremy Jackson” Grad students, Post-docs, Undergrads, Faculty All Welcome. This is an event for BIO, EAR, and ESF only. Jeremy Jackson, of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Smithsonian, will be the EARTH WEEK Holmes Lecturer on Thursday, 21 April, at 7 pm in Heroy Auditorium, in an event co-sponsored by Earth Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, and SUNY-Environmental Sciences and Forestry. The lecture will be “The Future of Oceans Past”. One of the world’s most prominent field scientists and an expert on coral reefs, Jackson was educated at Yale and has held senior faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins University and UCSD/ Scripps. For many years, he has also been affiliated with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. He is renowned for his quantitative field studies on coral reefs, as well as for his path-breaking work on the 20-million year history of closure of the Isthmus of Panama. He has become one of the most prominent public intellectuals speaking on scientific study of global change in the oceans. His 2001 SCIENCE paper on the role of overfishing on coral reefs is one of the most highly cited papers in ecology and oceanography.