#ScienceTALKS 3

The Hologenome Theory; a Corals Story

Event date: Friday, 20 May 2016 at 6.00 PM


Friday 6, 13 and 20 May




OL1, University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB

About the event:

#ScienceTALKS returns this May with a new series of three lectures exploring coral reef ecology.

Coral reef ecology has come under the international media spotlight due to the threat of global climate change, disease and over-exploitation. Analysis of recent sea events has revealed an alarming trend in the depletion of corals. Temperature rising, mass bleaching of regions and subsequent disease outbreaks are credited with the decrease.

Is it possible to manage and mitigate reefs through coral restoration? This series of special talks follows reef research, how they are faring against climate change and what are the major coral killers.‌ 

Friday 6 May - Coral Reef Restoration
Professor Alastair Edwards (Newcastle University) 

Friday 13 May - Coral Reefs in the Face of Climate Change
Professor John Bythell (Newcastle University)

Friday 20 May - The Hologenome Theory; a Corals Story
Our very own Dr Michael Sweet (University of Derby)

Can coral reefs survive into the future as we know and love them today? Come along to the whole series to find out, we look forward to seeing you there!

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