Topic, "What's Wrong with our Oceans and Estuaries? A Discussion of How Humans are Imperiling These Amazing Ecosystems"

Hi. This month we will have a fascinating discussion at our Cafe Sci at 7PM on Wednesday 3 October, at Taste, in College Park.

Linda Walters, PhD, will provide vignettes of some of the ways humans have altered marine systems, including ocean acidification, coral bleaching, fisheries, invasive species, and habitat destruction. She will also discuss community-based education and outreach campaigns that her lab at UCF has successfully started.

Dr. Walters' is currently a Pegasus Professor in the UCF Biology Department, Director of UCF's Fellers House Field Research Station in Canaveral National Seashore, and Interim Director of the UCF Women's Research Center. She has been a faculty member at UCF for 15 years with a Ph.D. from Univeristy of South Carolina and post-doctoral research experience in Hawaii, Quebec and Cochin, India. Her research program focuses on many of the diverse ways humans impact the marine environment. She is interested in both pure ecology questions and goal-based conservation issues for a wide range of marine and estuarine habitats in the Caribbean and the southeastern US, especially the Indian River Lagoon system and the Florida Keys.


717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, United States

Taste is near the corner of Princeton Street (really Smith Street after the fork) and Edgewater Drive, so about 2 minutes from I-4 to parking. One can park on the street or in the parking lot behind Taste.

From I-4, drive a few blocks to Edgewater Drive. At the intersection, you should see a orange building ahead of you, labeled "Taste". Park on the street or behind Taste.

January 2013 Cafe is one week later

Though we have cafes on the same day of the month for several years, the first Wednesday of January 2013 is the day after New Year's Day, and we will instead meet a week later, on January 9.