What: 16th Annual Wiese Distinguished Lecture Series Presents:
Dr. Paul Falkowski Professor of Earth and Planetary Science,
Rutgers University, New Jersey
Topic: Discovering the electric circuit of life
When: Monday, March 5, 2012, 7:00pm
Where: University of South Alabama (USA), Mitchell Center,
John Counts Room
Admission: Admission is free and open to the general public.
For more information, call 460-7136.
Dr. Paul G. Falkowski is the Bennett L. Smith Chair in Business and Natural Resources, a Board of Governors’ Professor in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at Rutgers University, and the founding Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute. His scientific interests include evolution, paleoecology, photosynthesis, biophysics, biogeochemical cycles, and symbiosis. His current research efforts are directed towards understanding the co-evolution of biological and physical systems.
He received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1992; the Huntsman Medal in 1998; the Hutchinson Prize in 2000; the Vernadsky Medal from the European Geosciences Union in 2007; the Ecology Institute Prize in Marine Ecology in 2010; and the Prince Albert 1ER of Monaco Commemorative Medal in 2010. In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union; in 2002, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; in 2007, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences; in 2008, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology; and in 2010, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Governing Council.
Dr. Bob Shipp, Chair of the Department of Marine Sciences at USA, states, “In this era of concern for our oceans' productivity, we're especially fortunate to have one of the world's leading authority on the subject. Dr. Falkowski brings a broad experience in the role of the oceans in mineral cycling, photosynthesis, and oceanic biogeochemistry."
The Wiese Lecture Series is endowed by a generous gift from the late Peter Wiese and his wife, Marty Wiese of Fairhope, Alabama. Each year the series brings a preeminent scientist to the University of South Alabama and the Dauphin island Sea Lab, who interacts with students and faculty and presents a lecture for the public on a topic of general interest to marine science.
The Lecture is sponsored by the Department of Marine Science at the University of South Alabama and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and is open to the public.