Dr. Knowlton has spent over 30 years studying coral reefs. In her talk, she describes the devastating effects of increasing ocean temperature and acidification, both due to increased atmospheric CO2 levels, on coral reefs around the world. She explains that short term, local action and long term, global efforts are needed to halt the coral reef crisis.
Nancy Knowlton received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a professor at Yale University before moving to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and later joining the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Currently, she is the Sant Chair in Marine… Continue Reading