Gulf Oil Spill: Two Don't Miss Lectures

Dr. Jim Ammerman
The Oil Spill, the Mississippi, and the Challenges of the Gulf

Friday, September 17 at 7:30 pm
Duke Lecture Hall --Chancellor's Hall
School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Southampton Campus

The 2010 Gulf oil spill has called attention to the ecological challenges facing the northern Gulf of Mexico. Dr. James Ammerman, New York Sea Grant's Director, shares some of his past experience as a microbial ecologist interested in nutrient cycling and its contribution to the Gulf's "Dead Zone." From his faculty posts at Texas A&M and then at Rutgers, Jim led numerous cruises into the Northern Gulf from 2000 to 2004. At Rutgers, he also created and taught courses on the challenges of the Gulf post-Katrina.

This is the first of the Fall 2010 Lecture Series held at Stony Brook Southampton by the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

Caitlin Reilly
On the Ground (and in the Water) with LSU’s Oil Spill
Response and Recovery Task Force

Monday, September 20 at 12 pm
Endeavour 120
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook

Since June, Caitlin Reilly has coordinated the Louisiana State University Ag Center's Oil Spill Extension Response and Recovery Task Force as a Louisiana Sea Grant Extension Associate. Caitlin will share some valuable lessons learned from her experiences with the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and with on-the-ground issues of coastal land loss. Caitlin, a native New Yorker and graduate of Manhattan College, also manages a Wetland Plant Center in New Orleans. She will lead Sea Grant staff in a habitat restoration planting effort in New Orleans' City Park in mid-October.

This lecture is sponsored by New York Sea Grant Communications. If you wish to speak with Caitlin before or after her talk, please contact NYSG's Barbara Branca at by Thursday, September 16, 2010.

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