Spring 2018 Seminars and Events

Upcoming Events:

Monday, February 5, 2018 
Chasing Coral Film Screening and Discussion
Althouse 106
Movie: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Panel: 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long. Follow up with the expert panel to find out what to do next.


  • Richard Vevers, founder, and CEO of the Ocean Agency. Inventor of the revolutionary SVII underwater camera, used for reef surveys, GoogleEarth, and filming of Chasing Coral, Richard has traveled the world documenting coral bleaching events and serving as a master communicator, linking science to policy.
  • Zara-Louise Cowan, Marine Scientist, University of Delaware. Zara earned her BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool and Ph.D. at James Cook University, Australia. She has studied the community ecology of coral reef organisms in Egypt, Thailand, Belize, and Australia and was involved in the on-site production of Chasing Coral.
  • Marcus Key, Joseph Priestley Professor of Natural Philosophy at Dickinson College. Marcus earned a Ph.D. at Yale University and has published over 50 scientific articles describing how global forces, including ocean acidification, shaped the evolution of marine organisms. He is respected internationally as an expert on coral-like organisms called bryozoans.
  • Tony Pires, Professor of Biology at Dickinson College. Tony earned a Ph.D. at Cornell University and has spent decades studying the neurobiology of marine invertebrates. His recent project examines the impacts of ocean acidification on the development and behavior of early growth stages of marine organisms, at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories.
  • Thomas Arnold, Professor of Biology at Dickinson College. Tom earned a Ph.D. at the University of Delaware and studies the impacts of climate change on seagrasses and coral reef seaweeds, including those producing chemical toxins and potential medicines. He has traveled to undersea carbon dioxide vents and acid springs in Australia and Italy to document the impacts of future climate change.

All are welcomed at this event. Please spread the word.
Sponsored by the Center for Sustainability Education and co-sponsored by the Departments of Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Studies.

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