temming the Tide of Ocean Extinctions: Lecture by Dr. Ellen Pikitch
Inauguration of the Fifth President of Stony Brook University: Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.
Beginning at 5:30 pm
October 21, 2009
Wang Center, Stony Brook University
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Dr. Ellen Pikitch, Executive Director of the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science and a professor in Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, is among the select Stony Brook University faculty who will give lectures to the entire university community during Inauguration Week. This lecture series is among the many ways in which the university is celebrating its contributions and formally welcoming its new President, Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. Dr. Pikitch's lecture is entitled, "Stemming the Tide of Ocean Extinctions."
It is hard to fathom irreversible loss in the sea since the ocean has long been considered vast and infinitely bountiful. But because of pollution, habitat destruction, overfishing and the effects of global climate change, we are now faced with a spiraling decline of marine ecosystems, including the irreversible loss of species. Professor Pikitch will describe the causes and consequences of extinction in the sea, through personal accounts of her expeditions and efforts to save sharks, sturgeon, and other marine wildlife around the globe.
The lecture will take place in the Wang Center, Lecture Hall 2, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. It is free and open to the entire university community.