Coastal Lecture Series
About the Event
Florida’s Mangroves Move North in the Absence of Winter Freezes
Dr. Loraé Simpson, Director of Scientific Research and Conservation, Florida Oceanographic Society
See how Florida’s emblematic mangrove forests are shifting north in response to a warming climate. This northward expansion may help to protect coastal communities against sea level rise and severe weather events like hurricanes, while simultaneously removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from our atmosphere – all critical factors as we face the reality of a warmer future.
This is a free, ZOOM-based lecture. Space is limited and preregistration is required.
Join us every Tuesday evening, from January 5th through March 9th, as we use Zoom to stream world-class live lectures right into the comfort of your home. These free lectures will keep you connected with science and the environment, even though COVID-19 has temporarily suspended our traditional in-person get togethers. You will experience the same fantastic caliber of speakers that you’ve come to expect from the Coastal Lecture Series, but without the added risk of gathering in a social setting. Last year’s Coastal Lecture Series broke our all-time attendance record, with more than 1,700 guests in attendance. By using technology to reach a broader audience, we hope to see even more of you as regulars in our “virtual audience” this year.