Ocean Evolution Today: The Impact of Human Activities on the Ecology and Evolution of Marine Organisms


Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:00pm


Science Center, Hall D, 1 Oxford Street

Panel Discussion 

Samantha B. Joye, Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia

Bruce H. Robison, Senior Scientist and Midwater Ecologist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Randi Dawn Rotjan, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Boston University Marine Program

Moderated by Peter R. Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Adjunct Research Engineer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Human activities are causing changes in the ocean that could influence the evolution of its organisms. In this panel discussion, three marine scientists with expertise in chemistry, microbiology, geology, marine conservation, and the use of remotely operated vehicles to study deep-sea organisms will discuss the impact of human activity on ocean and coastal ecosystems and answer questions about actions that individuals and organizations can take to support the health of the ocean.

Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival.

The Evolution Matters Lecture Series is supported by a generous gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit.
Free parking is available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.
Free and open to the public.