Seminar Series: Shedding Light on Coral Reefs

Eric Hochberg

Coral reefs are very important coastal ecosystems throughout the world’s tropical ocean, both socio-economically and as storehouses of biodiversity. There is great concern that reefs globally are in rapid decline owing largely to local human impacts, as well as climate change. Dr Hochberg’s research focuses on how reefs and their biological communities respond to these impacts. He employs a wide range of techniques, but his work centers on optics: the study of light. In this lecture, he’ll explain how reef communities utilize light for growth and demonstrate how he uses light measurements from satellites to learn more about the nature of reefs around the world.

When Thursday, March 14 at 6:30pm Where Hanson Hall, BIOS  Tickets $15   RSVP