Research Marine Biologist Dr. Ilsa Kuffner of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center will present, “Coral Reefs in Crisis – Science to Guide Reef Restoration for Ecosystem Recovery” on March 30, 2023, 9pm EDT / 6pm PDT as part of the USGS Public Lecture Series.
Dr. Ilsa Kuffner will provide public lecture on coral reef research to guide restoration
USGS conducts research on coral reefs around the globe, which are in decline due to numerous stressors such as climate change and disease. These stressors threaten to decrease or eliminate the numerous ecological and economic benefits provided by coral reefs. Dr. Ilsa Kuffner is an expert in coral research, and leads several efforts at USGS to better understand the growth rates of corals under different environmental scenarios to provide guidance to organizations leading coral restoration efforts. During Kuffner’s Public Lecture Series presentation on, “Coral Reef in Crisis - Science to Guide Reef Restoration for Ecosystem Recovery,” attendees will learn about why coral reefs around the world are in trouble, how there is some hope for these threatened ecosystems, and what successful coral reef restoration strategies would look like and ideas to get there.
The USGS Public Lecture Series involves virtual monthly talks that are intended for a general public audience that may not be familiar with the science being discussed. Our speakers are encouraged to thoroughly explain the subject matter being presented, and to define any words or terms that may be unfamiliar to those not having a background or familiarity with the material being presented.
More information and a Teams Event link can be found on the USGS Public Lecture Series website.
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