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Blurring the Lines Between Medicine and Ecology While Saving Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys

Thursday, November 9, 2023
7:30 pm
Hefner Museum of Natural History

Dr. James W. Porter, "superstar scientist." will join us on November 9th to present the 49th annual Hefner Lecture “Blurring the Lines between Medicine and Ecology while Saving Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys” at 7:30pm with a reception at the Museum afterwards.

Dr. Porter's expertise and influence is diverse.  He is an expert in coral, climate change, and the connections between these issues and human health and social justice.  He was the scientific advisor of the award-winning film "Chasing Coral" (presently on Netflix) and their educational and outreach materials.  His testimony before Congress on the connections between coral and productive human society "greatly influenced the U.S.’s decision to  sign this U.N. Ocean Biodiversity Treaty."  

Dr. James W. Porter
Dr. James W. Porter
Josiah Meigs Professor of Ecology and Associate Dean of the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia