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Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?
Lecture date: May 25, 2017. Peter Kareiva and Jerry Schubel moderate a panel discussion on the subject of aquaculture, or farmed seafood.
The Physics of Mudskippers and Other Land Locomotors
Lecture date: May 17, 2017. Daniel Goldman discusses the findings of his study investigating how aquatic animals transitioned to dry land millions of years ago.
Might As Well Go Surfing: Biomass Utilization in a World with Oil at $50 a Barrel
Lecture date: May 2, 2017. Robert Pomeroy discusses the ongoing research and outreach in algae biofuels and introduces our pivot to biopolymers.
Tiny Porpoise, Big Mess: Perspectives on Vaquita Conservation
Lecture date: April 18, 2017. What happens when the conservation of a charismatic animal has negative impacts on human well-being? Researcher Tara Sayuri Whitty discusses this dilemma through the lens of the vaquita, the most endangered marine mammal in the world, and the gillnet ban established by the Mexican government to protect it.
Planning and Incentivizing Native Olympia Oyster Restoration in Southern California
Lecture date: March 16, 2017. Learn about the SoCal Oysters project at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Students running this project discuss the feasibility of restoring Southern California coasts through oyster farming.
Wetlands in a Time of Change
Lecture date: March 22, 2017. Christine Whitcraft discusses how human activities, including development and climate change, impact salt marshes and how we can successfully protect and restore these valuable ecosystems in the future.
Climate Change and Ecosystems of the Gulf of Maine: What Does the Future Hold?
Lecture date: March 15, 2017. Andrew Pershing discusses his research, which focuses on the causes and consequences of changing conditions in the Gulf of Maine.
Sad Serendipity: Shipwrecks On and Around the Palos Verdes Peninsula
Lecture date: March 9, 2017. Captain Patrick Smith returns to share stories of cargo ships, ferry boats, passenger liners, and ex-Civil War military vessels that all met their end in the picturesque but sometimes violent waters around the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Wild Orcas: A Summer in the San Juan Islands
Lecture date: March 2, 2107. Kera Mathes shares her photographs and experiences from the summer of 2016 studying orcas in the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest.
The Well-Tempered City
Lecture date: February 24, 2017. Jonathan Rose discussed his book, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, in which he identifies five key characteristics that are necessary for cities to thrive: coherence, circularity, resilience, community, and compassion.