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 Moonlight Marsh

The Bernard and Susan Master

2015 Moonlight on the Marsh Distinguished Lecture Series

Everglades Wetland Research Park, Florida Gulf Coast University
Kapnick Center at Naples Botanical Garden
Naples, Florida
Venue:
All seminars will be held at 7 pm at FGCU's Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, Naples Botanical Garden, 4940 Bayshore Drive, Naples, Florida 34112

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015, 7 PM 

LOSING MONEY WITH THE MUD?--HOW SEA LEVEL RISE WILL AFFECT CARBON ACCUMULATION IN SALT MARSH AND MANGROVE WETLANDS
Gail L. Chmura, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Co-sponsor: The Heffner Family, Columbus, Ohio

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015, 7 PM

COASTAL AREAS OF THE WORLD AND GLOBAL CHANGE
Thomas S. Bianchi, Ph.D.,
Thompson Endowed Chair of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Co-sponsors: Gator Club of Naples and Southwest Florida Gator Club

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015, 7 PM

WILL THE NEXT MIDDLE EAST TENSION BE ABOUT WATER? THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Azzam Alwash, Ph.D., Director, Eden Again, Baghdad, Iraq, 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Laureate, and Registered Civil and Geotechnical Engineer, State of California

Co-sponsor: CH2M Hill, Tampa, Florida

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 7 PM

RESTORING THE WORLD’S RIVERS AND WATERSHEDS WITH ECOHYDROLOGY
Maciej Zalewski, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Ecology, Editor-in-Chief, Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, and Director, UNESCO Regional Center for Ecohydrology, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Co-sponsor: The Isles of Collier Preserve - Minto Communities, Naples, Florida

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015, 7 PM

PREVENTING COASTAL DEAD ZONES FROM A DISTANCE
Jennifer Tank, Ph.D., Galla Professor of Biological Sciences and Interim Director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Co-sponsor: Notre Dame Club of Naples, Naples, Florida, Note: This lecture is also annual “Hesburgh Lecture” for the Notre Dame Club of Naples.

For more information, please contact:

Prof. Bill Mitsch, Eminent Scholar and Director, Everglades Wetland Research Park and Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management, Florida Gulf Coast University, 4940 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112  239-325-1365   wmitsch@fgcu.edu

Sponsorship opportunities: 

Donations to help support the distinguished speakers are greatly appreciated. Seminar co-sponsorship rights and privileges for individual speakers are welcomed. please contact Prof. Mitsch for details.

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2013-2014  MOONLIGHT ON THE MARSH LECTURE SERIES

THURSDAY DECEMBER 12, 2013, 7 PM
WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT WITH WETLANDS
Ülo Mander, Ph.D., Professor of Landscape Ecology and Head, Department of Geography, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

PDF of the Presentation

THURSDAY JANUARY 16, 2014, 7 PM

ALGAL BLOOMS AND RED TIDES:  WHAT’S MANAGEABLE AND WHAT’S NOT
Hans W. Paerl, Ph.D., 
William R. Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, North Carolina

PDF of the Presentation

THURSDAY JANUARY 30, 2014, 7 PM
WHO IS POLLUTING THE BEACHES? UNDERSTANDING CONTAMINATION SOURCES, HEALTH RISKS, AND PROTECTION OF BEACH WATER
Jiyoung Lee, Ph.D., 
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Science, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

PDF of the Presentation

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2014, 7 PM

RECLAIMING, USING, AND PROTECTING WETLANDS: THE DUTCH APPROACH
Jos Verhoeven, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

PDF of the Presentation

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2014, 7 PM
THE PROBLEM OF INVASIVE PYTHONS IN THE UNITED STATES
Michael E. Dorcas, Ph.D.,  Professor of Biology, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

PDF of the Presentation

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2012-2013  MOONLIGHT ON THE MARSH LECTURE SERIES

THURSDAY OCTOBER 18, 2012, 7 PM, 7 PM 
ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF TROPICAL WETLANDS IN MEXICO

Maria Hernandez, Ph.D., Environmental Biotechnology Unit, Institute of Ecology, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013, 7 PM (Collaboration with Naples Botanical Garden)
WORKING WORLDWIDE TO CONSERVE CRANES AND THE WETLAND, GRASSLAND AND OTHER ECOSYSTEMS ON WHICH THEY DEPEND
George Archibald, Ph.D.  Director, International Crane Foundation, 
Baraboo, Wisconsin
 
THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2013, 7 PM
ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING OF THE BEST KIND: RESTORING RIVERS, WETLANDS AND THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES 
William J. Mitsch, Ph.D., Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest 
Florida Habitat Restoration and Management and Director, 
Everglades Wetland Research Park, Florida Gulf Coast 
University, Naples, Florida
THURSDAY 
FEBRUARY 7, 2013, 7 PM
(At the Room 114, Academic Building 7, FGCU campus,
10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, Florida)
SAMSø – A DANISH ISLAND BASED ON RENEWABLE ENERGY 
Sven Erik Jørgensen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Copenhagen 
University, Copenhagen, Denmark
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2013, 7 PM
FLORIDA'S ENDANGERED MANGROVES AND THEIR PROTECTION AND RESTORATION AS A LESSON FROM MANGROVE MANAGEMENT AROUND THE WORLD 
Roy R. "Robin" Lewis III, M.A., P.W.S., President, Lewis, 
Environmental Services, Inc. President, Coastal Resources 
Group, Inc., Salt Springs, Florida
 
THURSDAY MARCH 7, 2013, 7 PM
 FACTORS AFFECTING SUSTAINABILITY OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA AND BASIN
John W. Day, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, School of Coast and  Environment, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
THURSDAY MARCH 21, 2013, 7 PM
(At Sanibel Island, 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Ro ad, one mile west of Tarpon Bay Road on the left-hand side)
NUTRIENT FAMING IN THE AMERICAN MIDWEST TO PROTECT THE GULF OF MESICO 
Donald L. Hey, Ph.D., Founder, The Wetlands Initiative and 
Des Plaines River Wetland Demonstration Project, Chicago and Lake County, Illinois.
Collaboration with Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

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1995-2010  MOONLIGHT ON THE MARSH LECTURE SERIES (PDF)

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