Joanna Norris, Associate Director Department of Public Relations (904) 620-2102
Joanna Norris, Associate Director
Department of Public Relations
Dr. Irv Mendelssohn, a renowned ecologist from Louisiana State University, will discuss “Oil Impacts and Wetland Recovery: An Ecologist’s Perspective” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the University of North Florida’s University Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Mendelssohn is known around the world for his many publications documenting the relationship between salt marsh plants and their environment. He also provided his expertise to the BP Oil spill disaster by describing to the general public how oil could impact coastal marshes. His research interests include wetland and barrier island plant ecology as well as plant physiological ecology.
He received his doctorate degree from North Carolina State University and his master’s degree from the College of William and Mary in conjunction with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wilkes College.
This event is sponsored by The Brotman Family Coastal Biology Lecture Series, the Florida Sea Grant Elise B. Newell Seminar Series and the UNF Coastal Biology Flagship Program. For more information, contact Michelle Davis, UNF Coastal Biology Program at (904) 620-2830 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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