15 Feb 2014

Habitat Sustainability for Marine Microorganisms? Important or Not?

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Habitat sustainability for marine microorganisms?  Important or not?  See what Dr. David M. Karl says when he presents his lecture at the Smithsonian next month.

Habitat Sustainability for Marine Microorganisms - credit: NOAA The National Research Council’s Ocean Studies Board presents the Fifteenth Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture.  The Revelle Lecture was created by the Ocean Studies Board in honor of Dr. Revelle’s contributions to the ocean sciences and his dedication to making scientific knowledge available to policymakers.  The 2014 speaker is Dr. David M. Karl, Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) at the University of Hawaii.

This year’s lecture, The Contemporary Challenge of the Sea: Science, society & sustainability, will explore the world of marine microorganisms and their crucial role in sustaining the habitability of the Earth. Dr. Karl will discuss the need to better understand marine microbes in the face of a changing planet, which he describes as the contemporary “challenge of the sea.”

The lecture is free and open to the public
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Baird Auditorium in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
Enter at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue

To view additional information about the lecture and to pre-register for the event, please go to http://nas-sites.org/revellelecture/.  Pre-registration is not necessary to attend the lecture or reception, but is requested for planning purposes.

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Please contact Pamela Lewis (plewis@nas.edu) if you have any questions.