Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.
Coral reefs worldwide are in severe decline. In Florida and elsewhere in the Caribbean, the once common reef-building elkhorn coral is showing high rates of decline due to a combination of environmental stressors. In the Florida Keys, where 87% of the elkhorn population has already died, the majority of the loss has been attributed to white pox disease. This disease exclusively affects elkhorn coral and is caused by a human strain of the common fecal enteric bacterium, Serratia marcescens. This coral pathogen was recently found in both reef and sewage sources in the Florida Keys, establishing a causal link between sewage contamination of coral reefs and the demise of an iconic coral species now listed as threatened under the United States Endangered Species Act.
The presenter is Kathryn Sutherland. She is presently an assistant professor at Rollins College, and she got her biological oceanography doctorate from the University of Georgia.
|Race to the Moon||18 November, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Good Bacteria||9 September, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Marine Ecosystems||8 August, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Solar System||7 July, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Robotics||6 June, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Cloud Computing||13 May, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Nanoscience||8 April, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Fire Ants||11 March, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Food Preservation||5 March, 2014 - 19:00||Eden Bar at...|
|Marine Mammals||11 February, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Bees||14 January, 2014 - 18:30||downtown library|
|Frankenfood||10 December, 2013 - 18:30||downtown library|