Although scientific breakthroughs are communicated to the public on a daily basis, the true meanings of these breakthroughs are often obscured by misinterpretation though the media lens and lack of context for the intended audience. The free and public Spring Seminar Series features leading scientists communicating scientific breakthroughs to a mixed audience of campus and community members.
This year we explore life in the ocean highlighting current research happening locally at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and Oregon State University. Dr. Craig Young speaks April 15th about the mysteries of reproduction in the deep sea. Dr. Bruce Menge speaks April 22nd about the critical loss of sea stars and what that means for the future of the marine ecosystem. Dr. Markus Horning speaks April 29th about new insights into the life and behaviors of marine mammals.