The Ocean Life Lecture Series: Dr. Jim Fourqurean

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center in Key Largo

Dr. Jim Fourqurean is an ecologist specializing in seagrass ecology. As the Director of the Seagrass Ecosystems Research Lab at Florida International University, his research is engaged with the structure and function of seagrass beds and the food web that they support. There are over 15,000 km2 of seagrass beds in South Florida and Dr. Fourqurean has extensive experience in many of these marine areas including the Florida Keys. Dr. Fourqurean will discuss the role of seagrass beds in marine ecosystems and how humans can protect and preserve these underwater habitats. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a meet and greet with the speaker, followed by a lecture at 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Kaplan at linda@fklcc.org or (305) 396-7000.