Hot Science - Cool Talk "Texas' Own Coral Reefs"

Hurricane Harvey dumped thirteen trillion gallons of rain on southeast Texas in August of 2017. Do extreme storm events like Harvey impact the coral reefs off Texas’ coast, in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary? Dr. Correa shares ongoing research connecting the Gulf Coast, extreme weather, and reef ecosystems. Supported by the Leon Jones Hot Science - Cool Talks Endowment

Adrienne Correa is on the faculty in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University. She first learned to scuba dive in graduate school, while collecting invasive ants in the Hawaiian Islands. Adrienne's research turned to the ocean shortly thereafter, and today she explores the role of microbes in the health of coral reefs that are experiencing rapid environmental change. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, home to Texas’s own coral reefs. Her research and teaching take her to coral reefs around the world, including the Gulf of Mexico, Australia, Belize, Panama, and the South Pacific.

Cool Activities: 5:30 - 6:40 p.m.

Talk with Q&A: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Hot Science – Cool Talks provides a front row seat to world-class research. Presented by the Environmental Science Institute this nationally recognized series allows leading researchers from Texas and other prominent universities to share their passion about science, technology, engineering and math with the general public. Event will also be streamed live through Facebook LIVE and the ESI website.

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

San Jacinto Residence Hall (SJH), Multipurpose Room 207
309 21ST ST E, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Science & Tech, Campus & Community, Sustainability


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Families, General Public



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