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Evening Lecture Series
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Weekly Science Seminars and other Adult Public Programs

Our 2014 evening lectures will occur on the third Tuesday of every month April through November. They are free and open to the public. Lectures run from 7-8 p.m. with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures will take place in the Schmidt Conference Center.

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Upcoming Evening Lectures:

October 21, 2014 7:00PM
Predicting the Future: How Fishes in the Chesapeake May Respond to Climate Change
Seth Miller
Earth's climate is changing. One of the great challenges for scientists is predicting how different species will respond to those changes. By using laboratory experiments that simulate future climate scenarios, we’re starting to understand what this could mean for important organisms such as forage fishes in Chesapeake Bay, and how the Bay as a whole might look in the future.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue (; 443-482-2325)

November 18, 2014 7:00PM
Tracking Carbon in Coastal Wetlands: Sources and Sinks from the Muck and the Mire
Lisa Schile
Coastal wetlands are a major component of the global carbon cycle, both storing and releasing significant amounts of carbon. These ecosystems also provide storm surge protection, and nurseries for key fisheries and other vital services. But climate change, especially accelerated sea-level rise, poses considerable threats to their survival. This lecture will explore the global significance of coastal wetlands, and the international research to understand and model carbon dynamics under a changing climate.
Contact Info: Kristen Minogue (; 443-482-2325)