Moonlight on the Marsh

The Bernard and Susan Master
2020 Moonlight on the Marsh Distinguished Lecture Series

Venue: All lectures are held at FGCU's Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center,

Naples Botanical Garden
4940 Bayshore Drive
Naples, Florida 34112

Thursday January 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Siobhan Fennessy, Ph.D., Prof of Biology; Philip & Sheila Jordan Prof in Environmental Studies, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

TITLE: “Biodiversity loss and threats to human well-being in the Americas: what role does wetland loss play?”

co-sponsor: EWRP and College of Arts and Sciences, FGCU

Thursday February 6, 2020, at 7:00 pm

Curtis J. Richardson, Ph.D., John O. Blackburn Distinguished University Professor of Resource Ecology, Nicholas School of the Environment; Director, Duke University Wetland Center, Duke University, Durham, NC

TITLE: “Decoding the secrets of carbon preservation: An approach to restoring wetlands for carbon credits and biodiversity”

co-sponsor: Hawkins Family Foundation, Dellwood, MN

Thursday - Friday February 20-21, 2020, at 6:00 pm

Symposium on Wetlands Mitigating Harmful Algal Blooms

William J. Mitsch, Ph.D.,  Eminent Scholar, Everglades Wetland Research Park, FGCU, Naples

Bing Bing Jiang, Ph.D. Student, Everglades Wetland Research Park, FGCU and USF, Naples

Sam Miller, Associate Professor, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Jiyoung Lee, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Health Microbiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University

Lauren Griffiths, Ph.D. Student, Everglades Wetland Research Park, FGCU and USF, Naples

Panel Discussion


Thursday March 5, 2020, at 7:00 pm

Nathan Waltham,Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer, Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research and Marine Data Technology Hub,James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

TITLE: “Values based approach to restoring coastal wetlands in catchments draining to the Great Barrier Reef”

co-sponsor: Minto Communities, Naples, FL

Moonlight on the Marsh 2020 Banner

Reservation are highly recommended.

To make reservations, please email:
Prof. Bill Mitsch, Eminent Scholar and Director, Everglades Wetland Research Park and Juliet C. Sproul Chair for Southwest Florida Habitat Restoration and Management, 110 Kapnick Center, Naples Botanical Garden

Co-sponsorship opportunities:

Donations to help support the distinguished speakers are greatly appreciated. Please contact Prof. Bill Mitsch for details.