Implementing ocean acidification research: Strategies and Perspectives — panel discussion

Hopkins Marine Station — Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 PM

 Join the group for dinner and networking at 6:00. The panel, moderated by Meg Caldwell, Ex. Director of Center for Ocean Solutions, will begin at 7:00 followed by Q&A.

Please RSVP: Send email to your campus MARINE liaison Kristy Kroeker ( by Friday, December 2.


Chris Harley, a zoologist, currently on sabbatical from U. of British Columbia, working in Mark Denny’s lab at Hopkins, studies climate change impacts on rocky coasts. He is interested in how climatic factors, such as temperature, CO2, and pH, and biological relationships, such as predation and facilitation, interact to create ecological patterns in time and space.

Michael Thomas is the Deputy Executive Officer of the California Central Coast Water Board, which regulates a wide range of activities, including ecological restoration projects, agricultural and urban land use, wastewater treatment plants, landfills and major pollution cleanup projects. Michael oversees the organization’s engineers, geologists and environmental scientists, and leads efforts to create a more performance-based organization. He is also an instructor with the UC Davis Executive Program.

Brad Warren directs the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s program on ocean acidification and related impacts, the Productive Oceans Partnership. This program works to inform and prepare the seafood industry to address challenges to fishery productivity that arise from ocean acidification and associated changes in seawater chemistry. As a journalist and consultant Brad has worked on fisheries conservation and marine resource management since the early 80s.