Cornell University

Chats in the Stacks: Drew Harvell on Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Mann Library, Room 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

How can we stop the spread of infectious diseases in our oceans, threatening life both in water and on land? In a Chats in the Stacks talk, Drew Harvell will explain how we can protect aquatic ecosystems from dangerous diseases as she discusses her new book Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease (University of California Press, 2019).

A professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Harvell devoted more than two decades to study the devastating impact of diseases on four marine species—corals, abalone, salmon, and starfish—and the destructive effects of human practices such as sewage dumping and unregulated aquaculture. She also gained insights about how we can boost nature’s own pathogen-fighting systems to help heal our fragile ocean environments.

This book talk is supported by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund for Mann Library. Light refreshments will be served.

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Event Type

Author Appearance, Lecture, Presentation

Departments

Cornell University Library, Mann Library, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Sustainability, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity, CALS Communications, Animal Science, Biological and Environmental Engineering

Tags

biology, Mann Library, CUL, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, zoology, environment, book talk, isscal

Website

https://www.library.cornell.edu/about...

Hashtag

#chatsinthestacks

Contact E-Mail

jl3378@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Jenny Leijonhufvud

Contact Phone

607-255-9998

Speaker

Drew Harvell

Speaker Affiliation

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Dept. Web Site

http://mannlib.cornell.edu/news-events

Disability Access Information

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact mann-public-ed-prog@cornell.edu.

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Public

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