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Great Barrier Reef: What are its chances?
Coral reefs support the livelihoods and food security of people throughout the tropics. Yet many scientists are pessimistic about their future. The good news is that reefs do have a future - if we actually try much harder to save them.
Professor Terry Hughes is Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, which is headquartered at James Cook University, Australia. His research focuses on the linkages between the ecology of reefs and their importance for societies and economies. He has worked extensively in Australia, the Coral Triangle Region, and in the Caribbean. An important aspect of his research is understanding the dynamics and resilience of coral reefs, and translating this knowledge into innovative and practical solutions for improved reef management.
3 - 4 p.m. Dr. Hughes presentation and Q&A
4:15 - 5 p.m. OSU Science Panel featuring Dr. Rebecca Vega-Thurber & Dr. Virginia Weis
5 - 6 p.m. Marine poster session and reception
*Event is expected to reach capacity of 200