BIOS Lecture: Shedding Light On Coral Reefs

February 28, 2013

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Eric Hochberg at the BIOS Campus in Ferry Reach at 6.30pm on Thursday March 14th.

The lecture is titled ‘Shedding Light on Coral Reefs’, and the descripton from BIOS says, “Coral reefs are very important coastal ecosystems throughout the world’s tropical ocean, both socio-economically and as storehouses of biodiversity.

“There is great concern that reefs globally are in rapid decline owing largely to local human impacts, as well as climate change. Dr. Hochberg’s research focuses on how reefs and their biological communities respond to these impacts. He employs a wide range of techniques, but his work centers on optics: the study of light.

“In this lecture, he will explain how reef communities utilize light for growth, and he’ll explain how he uses light measurements from satellites to learn more about the nature of reefs around the world.”

Tickets are $15. If there are any questions regarding this event please contact Vanessa Shorto on 297-1880 ext. 204/

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  1. Weldon Wade says:

    See you there!