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From U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
Jan. 10, 2013

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Video is available online for the Jan. 7th evening lecture with Dr. Jeremy Jackson, who discussed how the oceans have been wrecked by overfishing, pollution, and climate change and the implications for future national security and well-being. The video for "Ocean Apocalypse" can be found at the U.S. Naval War College's YouTube channel at http://youtu.be/2zMN3dTvrwY.

Jackson is Senior Scientist Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution and Professor of Oceanography Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He studies human impacts on the oceans and the ecology and paleoecology of tropical and subtropical marine ecosystems. Dr. Jackson is author of more than 150 scientific publications and eight books. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jackson has received numerous prizes and awards including most recently the Peterson Medal from Harvard University, the Paleontological Medal, the BBVA International Prize in Ecology and Conservation, and the Society for Conservation Biology LaRoe Award for Outstanding Contributions to Conservation Biology. Jackson’s work on historical overfishing and the collapse of coastal ecosystems was chosen by Discover magazine as the outstanding scientific achievement of 2001. Island Press just published his latest book, Shifting Baselines: The Past and Future of Ocean Fisheries, in August 2011.

This event was the International Lecture sponsored by the Naval War College Foundation in memory of Edgar W.B. Fairchild, a former Foundation Trustee, though the generosity of the Fairchild estate.


Posted by Dan Marciniak