Coastal Studies Summer 2014 Research Symposium
– 3:30 PM
Coastal Studies Center Farmhouse
The Coastal Studies Center is hosting a one day Research Symposium this Monday, July 14th at the Coastal Studies Center Farmhouse. As in previous years, this meeting will be a friendly forum for students supported by summer fellowships to present an overview of their project, and their progress to date. New to this year, we are opening up the floor to postdocs and faculty who would like to tell us about their work in any aspect of marine or environmental science. See the
Marine Laboratory blog to see the schedule for the day.
– 5:00 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020
Jon D. Witman, Professor, Biology Department, Brown University
My research is directed toward understanding the dynamics of populations and communities living in marine hard substrate habitats. Our lab is conducting research focused around three themes: 1) physical forcing of marine benthic ecosystems, 2) studies on the origin vs. the maintenance of pattern, and 3) marine biodiversity. How community structuring processes vary with scale is a consideration that pervades all aspects of our research.
Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Northeast
– 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
William Fitzhugh, an Arctic archaeologist and director of the Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution, and Wilfred Richard, a photographer based in Maine, will discuss their newly released book, Maine to Greenland: Exploring the Maritime Far Northeast. A chance to view the photo exhibit, "A Bit of a Personal Universe: Travels in the Maritime Northeast," by Richard, along with a reception and book signing at the Arctic Museum, Hubbard Hall, will take place following the talk.