Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Calendar
Coral reefs, coastal change and resilient communities
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Sponsor: NOAA Central Library and the 2020 Knauss Fellowship POC: Michael.Acquafredda@noaa.gov
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Speaker: Lexa Skrivanek Policy Analyst, Knauss Fellow – Office of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere / Deputy NOAA Administrator
Abstract: How can ancient and modern coral reefs inform reconstructions of sea-level and ice-sheet response to a past warm climate, and improve predictions of future sea-level changes? How do reefs support coastal resilience and economies? How are marine protected areas networks and partnerships promoting the management and conservation of reef ecosystems? I will address these questions and more through a discussion of my graduate research and current fellowship work at the intersection of coral research, conservation and MPA management.
About the Speaker: Lexa recently earned a PhD in Geology from the University of Florida. As a NSF Graduate Research Fellow, she investigated geologic evidence preserved in fossil coral reefs across the Caribbean for the response of sea level and ice sheets to a past warm climate, and developed outreach activities to support evidence-based discussions on coastal resilience in formal and informal educational settings. Lexa is currently a Knauss fellow in NOAA headquarters, focusing on topics related to coral reef conservation, reef health and Indo-Pacific marine protected areas.
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(Lexa Skrivanek Policy Analyst, Knauss Fellow – Office of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere / Deputy NOAA Administrator)
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm