About the talk:
Most organisms on Earth have neither eyes nor ears--and must decide to run, eat, or mate with the thing next to them based on chemical cues. Just as chemical biologists discovered treatments for diseases by understanding cell signaling, chemical ecologists can provide new options for curing environmental collapse by understanding these chemically-mediated interactions in nature. The presentation will focus on how understanding, translating, and using this chemical cross-talk among marine species can provide new and powerful options for curing environmental collapse in marine systems.
About the speaker:
Dr. Mark Hay is a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and an experimental field ecologist who investigates the underlying chemical mechanisms generating patterns found in the field. Most of his work is focused on tropical coral reefs and in freshwater lakes and streams. The majority of his research focuses on plant-herbivore and predator-prey interactions. Additionally, Dr. Hay uses basic ecological and evolutionary investigations to facilitate management, conservation, and restoration of aquatic systems. Dr. Hay is the co-director of the Aquatic Ecology Center and the Teasley Chair in Environmental Biology at Georgia Tech.
NOTE: Refreshments are available prior to talk.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Auditorium 3618 US-98, FL 32358