Can Baby Corals Improve the Reefs of Tomorrow?


Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

See also: 2018-2019

Aaron Hartmann, 2017–2018 Sarah and Daniel Hrdy Visiting Fellow in Conservation Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University


Coral reefs are one of Earth’s most biodiverse and imperiled ecosystems. Corals form the foundation of this ecosystem. Substantial effort is being invested to help adult corals survive environmental degradation, but less attention is paid to their offspring and how they establish themselves on the seafloor. Unlike adult corals, baby corals move about in the water column, perhaps allowing them to find better environments. Aaron Hartmann will highlight the importance of these juvenile corals for the long-term survival and conservation of coral reefs in a changing world.

Free and open to the public.

This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page. A recording of this program will be available on our YouTube channel appoximately three weeks after the lecture.

Free event parking available at 52 Oxford Street Garage

See also: Public Lectures