Coastal Carnivores

Wednesday, 5/22/2013

Monthly, 4th Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visitor Center Auditorium
FREE & open to the public

Speaking Sustainably is a film and lecture series offered free to the public in partnership with FIU’s School of Environment, Arts and Society to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the twenty-first century and to inspire action.

Topic: "Coastal Carnivores"
Featured speakers: 
Mike Heithaus, Ph.D., Executive Director, FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society
Philip Matich, Doctoral Candidate, FIU Biological Sciences
Adam Rosenblatt, Doctoral Candidate, FIU Biological Sciences

On the southern tip of the Florida Everglades, the Shark River meets the Gulf of Mexico to form an estuary a number of predators, including alligators and bull sharks, call home. Humans have greatly reduced water flows across this famed “River of Grass.” Scientists from Florida International University have been studying predators in the estuary to understand how these animals will respond to changes in water flows, and to ensure they continue to fulfill their role in the food web. The screening will be followed by a panel-led discussion and Q&A session.