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Eye-to-Eye with Climate Change in the Ocean

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dr. Kaufman describes the sweeping transformation in the world ocean, brought about by climate change and also by pollution and over-fishing. His examples are global: from the most remote coral atolls of the Pacific nation of Kiribati, to the threatened waterfronts and fisheries of Massachusetts.

Dr. Kaufman is Professor of Biology, Boston University Marine Program; Senior Marine Scientist, Conservation International; Research Scholar, The New England Aquarium. He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University and later joined the faculty of the Department of Biology, Boston University. Dr. Kaufman has contributed greatly to the understanding of climate effects on the ocean. In addition to his academic work, he has written works for the general public and for young people. He has received numerous awards for his work in the restoration of ocean habitats.