Lecture

CSPS ANNUAL LECTURE: 'Coral Whisperers' by Dr Irus Braverman

Coral Whisperers captures a critical moment in the history of coral reef science. Gleaning insights from over one hundred interviews with leading scientists and conservation managers, Irus Braverman documents a community caught in an existential crisis and alternating between despair and hope. In her talk, corals will emerge not only as signs and measures of environmental catastrophe, but also as catalysts for action.

Organised by Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS)
Date

Thu 20 June 2019 16:00 to 18:00

Venue Leeuwenborch, building number 201
Hollandseweg 1
201
6706 KN Wageningen
0317-483639
Drinks in Leeuwenborch restaurant afterwards
Room C63
Price description Free for all

Abstract 'Coral Whisperers'

In recent years, a catastrophic global bleaching event devastated many of the world’s precious coral reefs. Working on the front lines of ruin, today’s coral scientists are struggling to save these important coral reef ecosystems from the imminent threats of rapidly warming, acidifying, and polluted oceans. 

Coral Whisperers captures a critical moment in the history of coral reef science. Gleaning insights from over one hundred interviews with leading scientists and conservation managers, Irus Braverman documents a community caught in an existential crisis and alternating between despair and hope.

In her talk, corals will emerge not only as signs and measures of environmental catastrophe, but also as catalysts for action.

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