“Chasing Coral” Screening to be Held at LSU College of the Coast & Environment

Chasing Coral02/23/2018
BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of the Coast & Environment, CC&E, will host a two-day lecture series titled “Coral Reefs in Crisis” on March 1-2 in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium of the Energy, Coast & Environment Building.

WHAT: “Coral Reefs in Crisis” Lecture Series

WHO: This event is free and open to the public. Speakers include:

  • Ruth Gates, director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and president of the International Society for Reef Studies. She is featured as a principal cast member and science advisor in the Netflix documentary “Chasing Coral.”
  • James W. Porter, Josiah Meigs Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia and principal cast member and science advisor in the Netflix documentary “Chasing Coral.”
  • Christopher D’Elia, professor and dean of the College of the Coast & Environment
  • Antonio Busalacchi, president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, or UCAR.

WHERE: LSU’s Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the Energy, Coast & Environment Building.

WHEN: March 1-2

On March 1, there will be a 6 p.m. screening of the Netflix documentary “Chasing Coral,” followed by a panel discussion featuring Ruth Gates, Jim Porter, Christopher D’Elia and Antonio Busalaachi.
On March 2, there will be further lectures and discussions throughout the day featuring Gates and Porter, as well as other leading experts, examining the impact of climate change on imperiled coral reefs.
 

NOTE: LSU hopes to raise awareness of reef bleaching phenomena and their causes through lecture series such as this one in addition to developing a strong coral reef workforce.

 

Related Links:
LSU’s connections to coral research
Louisiana’s connection to coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico
Landing page for event, including speaker interviews and more
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Contact Christine Wendling
College of the Coast & Environment
225-578-3870
christinew@lsu.edu 

or

Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations              
225-578-5685
eballa1@lsu.edu