Conservation Lecture Series
Next Lecture, Thursday, January 9, 2020 Taking The Pulse Of A Changing Planet (see abstract below)
Community engagement is of primary importance to all of us at the FSUCML. One way that we engage is through our Conservation Lecture Series, a free event to which we invite the public to hear experts from many different fields discuss the secrets they have uncovered through their research and the relevance of these discoveries to humans.
The speakers include scientists and practitioners from local, state, and nationally-recognized research institutions, agencies, and NGOs. Topics range from those revealing the wonders of life in the deep-sea or high in the canopy of a a long leaf pine forest to covering pressing scientific and management questions of the region.
The lecture series runs from January through October and typically occurs on the Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. All lectures occur in the FSUCML Auditorium. Talks usually last for an hour followed by a dynamic and interactive discussion between the audience and the speaker. Please stay and socialize a bit after the lecture. Click here to see our list of previous lectures.researchers.
Taking the Pulse of a Changing Planet By Dr. Robert Spencer, Ph.D. Associate
Professor, Oceanography, Florida State University
In recent years rivers have become seen as important players in the global carbon cycle as well as integrators of processes within their watershed. Using recent advances in organic geochemistry we will highlight research focused on globally significant vulnerable organic carbon pools (e.g. Arctic permafrost and tropical forest ecosystems) and how riverine chemistry can provide important insights into the changing global carbon cycle. Examples will come from across the Planet - from Siberia to the Congo and from the Amazon to Wakulla Springs.
The FSUCML, in association with the Second Harvest of the Big Bend, part of “The Nation’s Food Bank Network,” is collecting non-perishable food items at each monthly lecture. If you attend a lecture, please bring an item or two and help solve the hunger crisis in our community.