Evenings at Whitney Public Lectures

The University of Florida Whitney Laboratory presents a public lecture series, Evenings at Whitney. Monthly presentations include current science topics, plus subjects from ongoing research programs at the lab.

Speakers  are recognized experts in their fields who welcome questions and discussion. Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. on the scheduled date at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.

2016/2017 Schedule

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Evenings at Whitney – Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems and Global Change

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
St. Augustine FL
Jan 12

Evenings at Whitney – Why are Matanzas Inlet and the adjacent coastline so dynamic?

January 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
St. Augustine FL
Feb 09

Evenings at Whitney News

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Dec. 8: Next Evenings at Whitney – Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems and Global Change

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns on Dec. 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems and Global Change.” University of Florida Distinguished Professor of Biology Francis “Jack” Putz will talk about how the natural ecosystems along the coast of Florida are…

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Nov. 17: Evenings at Whitney – Consequences of Climate Change for the Temperate-Tropical Ecotone

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Nov. 17, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Consequences of Climate Change for the Temperate-Tropical Ecotone.” Ilka Candy Feller, senior scientist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, talked about leveraging history to understand the present and predict…

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Evenings at Whitney on Oct. 20: Understanding Animal History through the Eyes of a DNA Sequencer

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Oct. 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Understanding Animal History through the Eyes of a DNA Sequencer.” Joseph Ryan, assistant professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory, shared how his lab uses DNA sequences to investigate the…

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The Whitney Lecture on Sept. 21 & 22 Features Professor Emeritus & Visiting Fellow Adrian Horridge from Australian National University

The Whitney Lecture, an annual event hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, brings renowned scientists to St. Augustine and Gainesville to share significant research and contributions to science. The title of this year’s lecture is “The Disgraceful Affair of the Bees and the Flowers,” which will be presented by Adrian…

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture on May 19 – Building Body Parts: Lessons Learned from Simple Critters

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on May 19, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled Building Body Parts: Lessons Learned from Simple Critters. Deborah Andrew, professor of cell biology at Johns Hopkins University, shared the findings from her lab’s studies of the fruit fly…

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture on May 12 – Historic Trees: The Science Behind the Preservation and Conservation of our Largest Specimens

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on May 12, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled Historic Trees: The Science Behind the Preservation and Conservation of our Largest Specimens. Danny Lippi, International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist and qualified tree risk assessor as well as…

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture – In Sickness and in Health: The Marriage of Corals with their Symbiotic Algae on April 14, 2016

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns on April 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled In Sickness and in Health: The Marriage of Corals with their Symbiotic Algae. Virginia Weis, professor of integrative biology at Oregon State University, will speak about the relationship between…

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture – The Mighty Water Bear: Tiny, but Invincible! on March 31, 2016

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns on March 31, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled The Mighty Water Bear: Tiny, but Invincible!. Bob Goldstein, professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak about water bears, which are fascinating,…

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View the March 10th Evenings at Whitney Lecture on Kids Curing Cancer through Diet

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on March 10, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled Kids Curing Cancer through Diet. Alana O’Reilly, associate professor at Temple University School of Medicine’s Fox Chase Cancer Center, shared her research conducted with hundreds of students that looks to…

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Evenings at Whitney – Anti-Bat Strategies in Moths: Sonar Jamming and Acoustic Deflection

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the UF Whitney Laboratory on Feb. 11, 2016, at 7 p.m., focused on how moths have evolved ultrasonically sensitive ears and ultrasound-producing organs throughout the past 60 million years to combat attacks from bats. The evening’s guest speaker, Akito Kawahara, a faculty member of University of Florida’s…

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View Dr. Todd Osborne’s Lecture on Florida Coastal Change if you missed it!

Dr. Todd Osborne: “Evolution of coastal ecosystems in Florida: a story of time and climate” Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture Series December 2015. Todd Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biogeochemistry, Whitney Laboratory of Marine Bioscience, studies the biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. He will review Florida’s environmental history…

Dr. Judith Milcarsky: “Mad About Poo: The Biology of Toxoplasmosis” January 14th, 2016, 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

Judith Milcarsky, DVM, studies Toxoplasma and its association with human illness. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that infects warm-blooded animals [including humans] throughout the world. The sexual phase occurs in the intestine of all felids and the millions of oocysts generated from a single cat remain infectious in the environment for years. Two asexual…

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Dr. David Colburn, “Martin Luther King’s Non-violent Army Chooses St. Augustine” Thurs, September 10th, 7 p.m. 450th Celebration Evenings@ Whitney Public Lecture

Please join us as Dr. David R. Colburn, Director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida, will talk about the significance of St. Augustine to the national civil rights movement in the early 1960s and why Dr. King chose to lead demonstrations in the nation’s oldest city at the…

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Dr. Mansfield presents on the lost years of Sea Turtles, 7 p.m., Thurs., August 20, Public Lecture Series: Evenings at the Whitney

Please join us as Dr. Kate Mansfield from the University of Central Florida presents “Tracking the sea turtle ‘lost years’” for the Evenings at the Whitney public lecture series on Thursday, August 20th at 7 PM. Dr. Mansfield is a pioneer in satellite telemetry studies on wild sea turtles and will share her team’s work…