The Science Behind Red Tides – Understanding The Organism As A Key To Mitigate Its Impact On Our Communities

Red tides occur around the globe and are commonly associated with eutrophication of coastal marine ecosystems. The microscopic single celled organism forming these red tides , so called phytoplankton, often affect the ecology and economy of coastal communities and can even impact human health. While red tides are projected to increase in intensity and frequency in a future ocean affected by higher global temperatures and enhanced nutrient loads, we still don't fully understand which cellular processes lead to the success of the phytoplankton species contributing to red tides. In this talk, Sven A. Kranz, Assistant Professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, will discuss the organisms responsible for red tides, explain their interesting evolution and ecophysiology, and highlight the state of research on the Florida red tide organism Karenia brevis. He will also introduce some recommendations to reduce the impact of red tides on the West-Florida-Shelf.

Free & Open to the Public Refreshments Available Before Lecture

Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

FSU Coastal & Marine Lab, Auditorium 3618 Highway 98. St. Teresa, Fl 32358

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