Stephen Palumbi will be the 2017 distinguished speaker for the 5th Annual Knowlton-Jackson marine biodiversity and conservation lecture.
Title: Giving the oceans a chance: What we know about how ocean life can recover from harm.
Register here: https://knowlton-jackson-distinguished-lecturer.eventbrite.com
Dr. Palumbi use molecular genetics to understand the evolution, population biology and conservation of marine species and ecosystems. His research interests are widespread and he has published on the genetics and evolution of sea urchins, whales, cone snails, corals, sharks, spiders, shrimps, bryozoans, and butterflyfishes. A primary focus is the use of molecular genetic techniques in conservation, including the identification of whale and dolphin products available in commercial markets. Current conservation work centers on how coral reefs can adapt to climate change and the genetics of marine reserves designed for conservation and fisheries enhancement, with projects in the Philippines, Bahamas and western US coast.
Dr Marah Hardt, CMBC Alumna, will be this year's alumni speaker.
Title: Turning science into stories that make a difference
Steve has authored 3 books: The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change, shows how rapid evolution is central to emerging problems in modern society; The Extreme Life of the Sea; and The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival
Marah's book Sex in the Sea was released last year.
If you have a copy of one of these books and would like it signed the authors will be available at 2:30 p.m. for this purpose.