Labside Chats

A Conversation with a Scientist

Thursday, January 28, 2021

11:00 AM PST

Michael Beck, Ph.D.

Submit your questions in advance HERE.

Tune in for the next Labside Chat with Michael Beck, research professor with the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM PST, as we explore how natural habitats provide coastal resilience that reduce risks to people, property, and nature. Discover why ecosystems such as coral reefs, coastal wetlands, and mangroves may help to reduce flooding and dissipate strong storm events.

Join the conversation! Submit your questions in advance for Mike, then watch the conversation to hear the answers during the live chat. Help us put together questions such as:

  • Why are coastal ecosystems such as coral reefs or wetlands considered important barriers against strong storm surges?
  • How is economic value assigned to natural ecosystems?
  • Is climate change or other human disturbances to coral reefs or wetlands causing a decline in how effective they are as natural storm barriers?
  • How are policymakers and stakeholders using information learned from this research to make decisions?

We want your questions! Submit your questions in advance HERE.

Livestream


Labside Chats are for everyone interested in science. Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of every month (except holidays) for a LIVE Q&A discussion from a marine scientist, who provides insight into the wonderful, curious, and sometimes bizarre world of scientific discovery!

  • Time: 11:00 AM PST/PDT (unless otherwise noted)
  • Location: Online; livestreamed on the Seymour Center’s website and YouTube channel
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older.

Labside Chats are offered at no charge. Please support the Seymour Center by becoming a member or making a donation today. Thank you sincerely!


Future Labside Chats:

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:00 AM PST
Jerome Fiechter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz

Sign up for the Seymour Center’s e-newsletter to be notified of upcoming Labside Chats.


Previous Labside Chats:

Adina Paytan, research professor with the Institute of Marine Sciences, January 14, 2021

Shawn Noren, research scientist with the Institute of Marine Sciences, December 10, 2020

Carl Lamborg, associate professor of Ocean Sciences, November 12, 2020

Caroline Casey, research associate, October 22, 2020

John Carlos Garza, supervisory research geneticist and adjunct professor of Ocean Sciences, October 8, 2020

Sarah McKay Strobel, department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, September 24, 2020

Katherine Seto, assistant professor of Environmental Studies, September 10, 2020

Melissa Cronin, Ph.D. candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, August 13, 2020

Mark Carr, professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, July 30, 2020

Phoebe Lam, associate professor of Ocean Sciences, July 16, 2020

Roxanne Beltran, assistant professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, July 2, 2020

Eric Palkovacs, director of the UCSC-NOAA Cooperative Institute and associate professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, June 25, 2020

Rita Mehta, associate professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, June 11, 2020

Dan Costa, director of the Institute of Marine Sciences and distinguished professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, May 28, 2020

Peter Macht, aquarium curator at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, May 7, 2020

Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
January 17, 2021, 1:30 PM
Join us–online! “From Seabird Soundscapes to Student Success: How We Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Conservation.” Preregister.

AQUARIA EXPLORATIONS
January 19, 2021, 3:30 PM
Get an up-close and behind-the-scenes look at our NEW California moray eel exhibit and observe a live feeding! Preregister.

NEW VIRTUAL YOUNGER LAGOON RESERVE TOUR
Follow the same stops as our in-person hiking tour, and learn about one of California’s rare coastal lagoons.
Take the tour.

LABSIDE CHATS
January 28, 2021, 11 AM
Discover how natural habitats provide coastal resilience with Michael Beck, Ph.D. Submit your own questions, then watch the live chat, here.

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