Oceanographer to speak

BLUE HILL — The Marine & Environmental Research Institute is set to host a lecture about sea level rise by marine ecologist, paleontologist and oceanographer Jeremy Jackson on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6-7 p.m. at the Center for Environmental Studies in Blue Hill.

The talk is part of the Institute’s 2015 Environmental Lecture Series, “Celebrating 25 Years of Science and Solutions.” The talk is open to the public, with a reception honoring the speaker at 5:30 p.m.

Author of seven books and more than 100 scientific publications, Jackson is the former director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation and the William E. and Mary B. Ritter Professor of Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif., and staff scientist emeritus at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the Republic of Panama. He was also professor of ecology at the Johns Hopkins University from 1971 to 1985.

Jackson is a member of the Marine & Environmental Research Institute’s scientific advisory board, and his current research includes long-term impacts of human activities on the oceans.

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