Lamont Public Lecture Series: Seas of Change


Past Event

Lamont Public Lecture Series: Seas of Change

February 28, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Monell Auditorium

Seas of Change: The Microscopic World that
Drives Ocean Health and Climate

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Reception 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Discussion 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hosted by 
Steven L. Goldstein 
Interim Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Higgins Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

Presented by
Sonya Dyhrman
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

Marine microbes are quite literally talking to each other. On February 28th, Sonya Dyhrman will share her groundbreaking research that enables us to decipher the intricate language of these microbes and their role in ocean health. Learn how we can listen in on their conversations to better understand how they power ocean ecosystems and influence global climate on our beautiful blue planet.

Sonya Dyhrman  is a Professor at Columbia University and a member of the Biology and Paleoenvironment Division at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Sonya is a marine biologist who specializes in using new genomic approaches to study marine microbes and how their activities support ocean ecosystem health. From Long Island Sound to Antarctica, her work combines field studies with laboratory experiments to query the vast network of microbes in the ocean and forecast what those networks will look like in the future. In addition to her research program, she is a devoted educator in both a formal and informal context, developing outreach materials that have reached millions of children with math and science content, teaching Columbia undergraduates about ecosystems, and sharing her work with policy makers at the UN Climate meetings (COP).

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