Evenings at Whitney March 14

Evenings at Whitney March 14

Published: Monday, February 26, 2024

The University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series continues Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 6 p.m. with the program titled “Fish Ecology in a Rapidly Changing World”. Robert Lamb, Ph.D., Marine Ecologist, Research Assistant Professor at the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, will be the speaker.

This free lecture will be presented in person at the UF Whitney Laboratory Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard, in St. Augustine. Those interested also have the option of registering to watch via Zoom live the night of the lecture.

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Robert will be sharing his research on fish ecology and the response of marine fishes to anthropogenic impacts such as climate change. Using the Galapagos Islands as a model system for short and long-term ocean warming, Robert will explore hypotheses regarding how climate change will alter population trajectories, food webs, wildlife disease outbreaks, and habitat use patterns. Reflecting on global efforts to mitigate human impacts on coastal ecosystems, Robert will draw from his experiences creating and managing marine protected areas in the US and abroad to discuss opportunities for stewardship of marine resources in a changing world.

Robert Lamb is a University of Florida research assistant professor at the Nature Coast Biological Station in Cedar Key and the School of Forest, Fisheries and Geomatics Sciences. Robert got his undergraduate education at Oregon State University and was then a Fulbright scholar to Ecuador where he worked in artisanal fisheries sustainability, followed by a Masters degree in ecology at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Robert got his PhD in 2019 at Brown University with Jon Witman, and then received a post-doctoral fellowship to work at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with Simon Thorrold. Robert has been at UF since August 2022 and is currently working on an NSF-funded project to study fish population declines and disease outbreaks in response to El Nino events.