Drew’s talk focuses on how infectious disease outbreaks of the last 50 years have reshaped coral reefs, seagrass beds, and our Pacific shorelines. Some of her new research shows that tropical and temperate seagrasses can reduce the bacterial pathogen load in today’s oceans. This combination of natural history, ecology and detective work shows a new way forward in discover more of nature’s superpowers for stewardship of healthy oceans. Attendance is free, but you must register in advance. See link below.
Drew Harvell is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University.