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Our Oceans, Our Future: Charting a Sustainable Course for Oceans and People

Susan Anderson, PhD

The Nature Conservancy has worked in marine conservation for more than 25 years, identifying the most effective approaches to strengthen natural habitats, manage fisheries, and build the resilience of vulnerable communities around the world. This lecture will explain how mangroves, reefs, marshes, and other coastal habitats provide a cost-effective way to protect communities from catastrophic storms by breaking waves and absorbing storm surges in Latin America. We will also share new methods to ensure sustainable seafood supplies, conserve key habitats and marine species, and help local industries thrive.

Instructor: Susan Anderson is the Nature Conservancy Oceans Program Manager for Latin America. Until recently, she was the Interim Director for Mexico and Northern Central America. She has served as the Senior Scientist for the Latin America Region, where she has led a multi-disciplinary team focused on important science work and on specific emerging themes such as Marine Conservation, Water Security, Food Security, and Smart Infrastructure. She has a BA in Environmental Biology from UC Santa Barbara and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona.

Coordinator: Candace Gietzen

Course Number: OSHR-70085   Credit: 0 units

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11/13/2017 In-class 127485 $0.00  

Day and Time: Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla