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Sidore Series Welcomes Scripps Researcher

By Lori Wright, Media Relations
November 10, 2010

Jeremy Jackson, Ritter Professor of Oceanography and director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif., will present the next UNH Sidore Series lecture Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.

“It’s Not About the Fish” takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Granite State Room, MUB.Jackson ‘s lecture will focus on how overfishing, pollution, and climate change are laying the groundwork for a mass extinction in the oceans with dire implications for human wellbeing.

The final lecture, “Sea of Plenty? Historical Trends, Current Issues, and Future Perspectives on Our Use of Seafood” will be presented by Heike Lotze, Canada Research Chair in Marine Renewable Resources, Dalhousie University,  Halifax, Canada, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, from 4 to 5 p.m., in MUB Theater II. Lotze will discuss how, since ancient times, coastal people all around the world have used seafood as a major contribution to their diet. However, until recently little was known about the environmental history of the sea.

The Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1965 in memory of Saul O Sidore of Manchester. The purpose of the series is to offer the university community and the state of New Hampshire programs that raise critical and sometimes controversial issues facing society. For more information go to www.unh.edu/humanities-center or call 2-4356.

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