Event Date: Tuesday, October 3
Event Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Dauphin Island Sea Lab Shelby Auditorium

Talk Title: New technologies in harmful algal bloom (HAB) research, monitoring, and management

The 19th annual Wiese Distinguished Lecutre Series will present Dr. Donald Anderson, Senior Scientist in the Biology Department of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He also serves as Director of the Coastal Ocean Institute. 

Dr. Anderson has devoted much of his life to the study of Harmful Algal Blooms, and has pioneered this field of research in the United States. He has made significant national and global contributions to our understanding of phytoplankton physiology, environmental drivers of primary production and bloom initiation, population connectivity, toxigenesis, development of remote sensing and field deployable technologies, modeling and forecasting.  His contributions have resulted in major discoveries and scientific findings but he has also been committed to communication across fields and with the public, organization of meetings and workshops, editorial activity, and political activity that have promoted this field of research at all levels.

Dr. Anderson is author/coauthor on more than 320 research articles, 28 Technical Reports, 15 Books, has several patents, as well as a plethora highly deserved awards and accolades. Among his accolates are the NOAA Environmental Hero Award (1999); the Bruun Memorial Medal, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Paris, France, 2005; the Yasumoto Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006; and was recently the recipient of the President’s International Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2016).  Throughout his career, Dr. Anderson has generated significant levels of grant funding to support his lab. He has graduated 16 PhD students, advised more than 17 postdoctoral fellows, and more than 35 undergraduates, many of which are now leaders in their respective fields.

The Wiese Lecture Series includes two seminars presented by Dr. Anderson. 

The public lecture will be held at the University of South Alabama on Monday, October 1 with the title of “The expanding, global problem of red tides and harmful algal blooms (HABs):  impacts, trends, and approaches to monitoring and management”.

A seminar will also be held on the Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus with the title of “New technologies in harmful algal bloom (HAB) research, monitoring, and management”.