The past, present and future of coral reefs

Headshot of Katie standing by the sea

ASU-Conservation International's Assistant Research Professor Katie Cramer will be delivering a talk on Monday, February 24, 2020, titled "The past, present and future of coral reefs."

This talk will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the School of Life Sciences, C-wing, room 202 (LSC 202), ASU Tempe campus.

Coral reefs provide vital ecosystem services to humanity but are imperiled globally due to local and global human disturbances. Despite broad scientific consensus on the anthropogenic activities responsible for the coral reef crisis, this knowledge has not been effectively translated into policy and management actions to reverse reef declines.

In this seminar, Cramer will talk about three cross-disciplinary projects she is engaged in to promote more effective strategies to conserve reefs: (1) reconstructing millennial-scale change in coral reefs to resolve the role of historical human activities in reef declines, (2) assessing the potential of market-based strategies for improving the sustainability of coral reef fisheries, and (3) predicting the future value of reef ecosystem services in light of projected climate change scenarios.

Light refreshments will be served.