IAP Lecture Series 2016
Life in the Ocean
Why do microscopic plants in the sunlit surface ocean eat one another? How can we preserve the natural whale population? What lives at sea-floor hydrothermal vents, and how? Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reveal the extreme diversity of living organisms in the ocean. We will discuss recent advances in marine biology and ecology using modern tools from gene sequencing to the latest in underwater vehicles.
Lectures take place in MIT Building 54 room 915, noon - 1 pm unless otherwise noted.
Predators in the Plankton:
the menagerie of marine microbial eukaryotes.
Jan 21 | noon - 1pm | 54-915
Dr. Matt Johnson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The Role of Science and Technology in the Conservation
of North Atlantic Right Whales
Jan 22 | noon - 1pm | 54-915
Dr. Mark Baumgartner, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Life in the Deep:
hot topics in hydrothermal vent biology.
Jan 25 | noon - 1pm | 54-915
Dr. Lauren Mullineaux, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution