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Ocean Life Public Seminar Series

The Ocean Life Series brings renowned researchers and academics to the Keys to educate, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages. Hosted by Florida International University’s School of Environment, Arts & Society and the Friends of Key Largo Cultural Center, the series features interdisciplinary experts from FIU and the Keys.
                 
This series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Linda Kaplan at linda@fklcc.org or 305-396-7000.

Schedules

  • 2018
    • January 19, 2018
    • February 16, 2018
    • March 16, 2018
    • April 20, 2018
    • May 25, 2018
    • June 15, 2018
  • 2016-2017
    • October 21, 2016, Lisa Symons, Crocker Reef Buoy #16: Coral Reef Restoration and Monitoring
    • November 18, 2016, Kathleen Rein, Ph.D., Algae Crisis: From Toledo, Ohio to Martin County, Florida.  Lessons We Should Be Learning
    • January 20, 2017, Tim Collins, Ph.D., Progress in Revealing the Tree of Life 
    • February 17, 2017, Thomas A. Frankovich, Ph.D., An Introduction to Florida Bay Ecology and the Seagrass Die-off Story
    • March 17, 2017, Stephen Davis, Ph.D., Sea Level Rise, Everglades Restoration and the Health of Our Coastal Waters
    • April 21, 2017, Yannis P. Papastamatiou, Ph.D., A Last Stand: Ecology and Conservation of the Smalltooth Sawfish in Southern Florida - Download Last Stand Flyer
    • May 19, 2017, Alastair Harborne, Ph.D., The Effects of Environmental Change on Coral Reef Fishes - Download Harborne's Flyer
    • June 16, 2017, Matthew Lawrence, Archaeologist, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Elbow Reef: Key Largo’s Ship Trap
  • 2015-2016
    • September 18, 2015, Patxi Pastor, Inspiring the Next Generation of Ocean Conservationists - Download Pastor's Flyer
    • October 9, 2015, Dennis J. Giardina, The Trouble with Exotic Mangroves - Download Giardina's Flyer
    • November 6, 2015, Jerome J. Lorenz, Ph.D., Roseate Spoonbills in Florida Bay: Pink Canaries in a Coal Mine 
    • January 15, 2016, Keene Haywood, Ph.D., Exploration as a Discipline: An Overview of the University of Miami’s Exploration Science Program 
    • February 19, 2016, Todd Crowl, Ph.D., Florida International University’s new Institute for Water and Environment (InWE):  Research, education and outreach that is relevant
    • March 18, 2016, Sandi Williams and Allison Estape, Sea Turtles and Man: A Review of the Endangered Status of Sea Turtles - Download Sea Turtles Flyer
    • April 15, 2016, Jose M. Eirin-Lopez, Ph.D., The Epigenetics Revolution Reaches the Ocean
    • May 20, 2016, Tiffany Troxler, Ph.D., Rising Above: The Science of Sea Level Rise and What It Means for Us - Download Rising Above Flyer
  • 2014-2015
    • September 19, 2014, Henry O. Briceño, Ph.D., Keys Canals: Your Backyard Swimming Pool - Download Keys Canals Flyer
    • October 10, 2014, William Anderson, Ph.D., Understanding the History and Future of Sea Levels - Download Anderson Flyer
    • December 5, 2014, Lad Akins, Invasive Lionfish: Management Successes and Challenges - Download Akins Flyer
    • January 16, 2015, Sean Morton, The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary - Download Morton Flyer
    • February 20, 2015, Heidi Scott, Ph.D., Literature of the Seas: Energy Commodities and Conservation - Download Scott Flyer
    • March 20, 2015, Ryan Stoa, J.D., Law of the Sea: Energy, Overfishing, and Pollution - Download Stoa Flyer
    • April 17, 2015, Bill Irwin, Ph.D., Aquaponics: Sustainable Agriculture in the Florida Keys - Download Irwin Flyer
    • May 15, 2015, Tom Potts, To Live and Work Beneath the Sea: Aquarius - Download Aquarius Flyer
  • 2013-2014
  • 2012- 2013