Ocean Expert Exchange - Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease in the Caribbean

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 @ 10:00am
Presented by ANGARI Foundation

On April 5th, Dr. Valeria Pizarro of Perry Institute for Marine Science introduces stony coral tissue loss disease, how it is affecting Caribbean coral reefs and what researchers and managers are doing throughout the region to save these reefs.

REGISTRATION & MORE INFO: https://angari.org/coral-disease

Ocean Expert Exchange webinars delve into marine science, technology and conservation topics with subject-matter experts. Co-hosted by ANGARI Foundation and the Scientist in Every Florida School initiative, Ocean Expert Exchange events welcome audiences of all ages and include a brief presentation on the featured topic followed by Q&A with the audience. Event livestreams are accessible via Zoom (recommended - registration required) and YouTube.

SPEAKER BIO: Dr. Pizarro began studying corals and their population dynamics as part of her M.S. at the National University of Colombia in 1999. She continued to study coral reefs while designing and implementing the Seaflower Marine Protected Area System. She then went on to doctoral studies on Caribbean coral connectivity at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. After earning her Ph.D., Valeria became a professor at Jorge Tadeo University in Colombia, where she continued to study reefs for eight years. Coral restoration became part of her work in 2007 and she has since worked on Caribbean and Colombian Pacific reefs. In 2020, Valeria joined the Perry Institute for Marine Science in The Bahamas as the manager of their coral program where most of her current effort is focused on Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. Valeria also has extensive experience in coastal marine ecosystems like mangroves and seagrasses, and is interested in marine policy, community engagement and biodiversity offsets.

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