Talk: Fishing for DNA Around Martha’s Vineyard

Jesse Ausubel, Director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller University, will present on his groundbreaking work using eDNA which enables researchers to identify ocean organisms based on the cells they leave behind. Mr. Ausubel has aimed for four decades to elaborate the vision of a large, prosperous society that emits little or nothing harmful and spares large amounts of land and sea for nature. He has helped design and conduct major international research programs including the World Climate Program, Census of Marine Life, and Barcode of Life initiative. His lab is now using very short sequences of loose DNA found in water to assess the status of aquatic life.

Wednesday, July 10 at 5:00pm

Chilmark Free Public Library
522 South Road, Chilmark, MA 02535

Event Type

Speaker/Panel, Nature & Outdoors

Website

http://chilmarklibrary.org

Cost

Free

Contact Phone

508-645-3360

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