2024 Dr. Donald L. Mykles Distinguished Lecture Series Community Lecture

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Event Date

2099 Westshore Road Bodega Bay, CA 94923


"Thank you for biting? Understanding and leveraging microbial symbioses to mitigate global change impacts"

Featured Lecturer: Dr. Adrienne Correa

This community lecture and reception are intended for a general audience. 

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We will also host a research seminar on July 15th from 11am-12pm that is open to the public, but intended for an academic audience. Find out more about that event here: "In it together: Microbial interactions with threatened marine hosts and ecosystems"

 About the 2024 Featured Lecturer


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Dr. Adrienne Correa

Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley

Adrienne Correa is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley. She first learned to scuba dive in graduate school, while collecting invasive ants in the Hawaiian Islands. Adrienne's research turned to the ocean shortly thereafter, and today she explores the role of microbes in the health of coral reefs that are experiencing rapid environmental change. She serves on the Advisory Council for the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, a home to California’s corals. Her research and teaching have taken her to coral reefs around the world, including the Gulf of Mexico, Australia, Belize, Panama, and the South Pacific.

About the Series


The Dr. Donald L. Mykles Distinguished Lecture Series annually recognizes a leader in the field of integrative biology in marine or coastal environments by inviting them to deliver a research seminar and community lecture at the Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) of the University of California Davis. The Mykles Distinguished Lecture (MDL) will illustrate how integrative approaches to biology can be used to address questions that span levels of organization within organisms, across organisms, within ecosystems, and/or over evolutionary time. The MDL invitation to BML honors the recipient in a way that advances the academic community at BML and establishes enduring links between awardees and the BML community. The MDL Series was established through a generous gift from Don’s wife Vicki and son Christopher Mykles.

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