The Deering Estate Visitor Center Theater, Algae as Beacons of Environmental Change in South Florida, featuring Stephen E. Davis III, Evelyn Gaiser, Kelly Rein and Ana Tronholm
Speaking Sustainably Series
Algae are a tremendously diverse group of organisms that play a key role in aquatic ecosystems. As major producers of the oxygen in the atmosphere, algae are fundamental to life on Earth. However, changes in the environment can lead to competition, affecting other organisms, such as corals, and posing a threat to the environment in some cases.
Identifying and understanding those changes is essential for forecasting variations in aquatic ecosystems and to inform appropriate policy. In this panel discussions, we will explore algal diversity and their interactions with the environment, and give examples of their beneficial and detrimental effects on aquatic ecosystems in South Florida.
Event is free and open to the public.