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February 28, 2017
Sustainability, Population, Censorship, and Unholy Left-Right Alliances

This talk will cover a number of boring, unimportant topics that may leave you with bad feelings either about some of your favorite scientific societies and environmental organizations — or about the speaker. However, a very good packet of literature will be provided that could turn you into a dyspeptic and change your life.
Speaker: Stuart Hurlbert
12:30 – 1:30
Location 4500 Hubbs Hall
Stuart H. Hurlbert is President of the Scientists and Environmentalists for Population Stabilization and Professor Emeritus of Biology at San Diego State University. His teaching and research have been primarily in the areas of lake ecology, biostatistics, and man-environment relations. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, member of several other scientific societies, and winner of the National Academy of Sciences 2003 Award for Scientific Reviewing. He encourages environmental scientists and their professional societies to show greater courage in addressing U.S. population growth, its consequences, and the urgent need to slow it down.

Reefs actually need to be eaten to thrive

From the Norris lab:

I and a team form the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution have been coring reefs in Panama and Belize to see how human activity has changed the reef.  One of our findings is that parrot fish have dramatically declined on Panama reefs over the past century.  It turns out that removal of the parrot fish (which we can see by looking at the abundance of well preserved parrot fish teeth in reef sediment) is closely tied to the health of a reef.  the more parrot fish, the faster the reef grows!  To find out why tis is so, check out our video and new research paper…..

2017 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

The Fellowship, named after one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss, matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.

Joining this year’s Fellowship class is recent CMBC graduate, Dr. Noah Ben-Aderet. Noah will be the eighteenth CMBC graduate to receive this award in the last eight years.  As a Legislative Fellow, Noah had been placed in the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon.

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