Saturday, May 7, 2016
5 p.m. prompt till 6.p.m.
THE POND SCOURGE
Prof. Christopher J. Gobler, The Gobler Lab, Stony Brook University
Hosted by Sara Davison
Professor Gobler takes us through the causes and effects of algal bloom (more commonly known as pond scum) and how to address its proliferation and impact. In partnership with the Friends of Georgica Pond Foundation and the East Hampton Town Trustees, Dr. Gobler and his team at the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences are engaged in a research project to investigate and remediate the degradation of the pond’s eco-system.
PROF. CHIRSTOPHER J. GOBLER directs the Gobler Lab of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, where scientists conduct research in plankton ecology with special interest in the factors that promote the growth of organic and inorganic nutrients. The lab also focuses on harmful algal blooms as they manifest both locally and nationally.