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SciCafe: A Bright Future for Our Oceans

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Is it game over for our oceans? Marine ecologist Jeremy Jackson doesn’t think so. After a decades-long career studying factors damaging our oceans—seaweed overgrowth in coral reefs, pollution, disease, climate change—Jackson hopes to find effective scientific solutions to save the world’s largest ecosystem. While his most sobering studies reveal dire realities, discover what is turning a scientist once dubbed Dr. Doom into a cockeyed optimist.

Meet the Speaker

Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Jackson is emeritus professor of oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography where he led the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation and research paleobiologist at the American Museum of Natural History. He studies threats and solutions to human impacts on the oceans and the ecology and evolution of tropical seas. He is a member of the National Academy of sciences, has won numerous international awards, and is the author of more than 160 scientific publications and eleven books, most recently (with Steve Chapple) Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises.

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