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Saturday Science for Students with Dr. John Tanacredi: How to Grow a Planet

Plants have shaped the Earth with their power, creating the Earth’s atmosphere and affecting the evolution of every single animal in the world – including humans. Come join Dr. John T. Tanacredi, as he gives a perspective on the planet since its beginning.

Breakfast will be served before the lecture.

John T. Tanacredi, Ph.D. is Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies in the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies and Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Coastal Oceans Monitoring (CERCOM) facility, of Molloy College. In addition, he is a Research Associate at the Wildlife Conservation Society; Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation-Osborn Laboratories of Marine Science, visiting scientist at The American Museum of Natural History formally in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology; Research Associate at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Earth Institute; a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Oceans and Atmosphere, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges NASULGC and the chair of the Conservation Committee of the Explorers Club. He has over 55 peer reviewed scientific publications and 5 books, and has published widely on conservation ecology, ecotoxicology and the horseshoe crab. His most recent book “Conservation and Biology of Houseshoe Crabs”, Springer, 2009 was one of the initiating factors in conducting the first Asian Horseshoe Crab Conference in Hong Kong in 2011. Before coming to Molloy College from 1978 to 2001 he was a Research Ecologist for the National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area as Chief of the Division of Natural Resources. From 1974-1978 he was an Environmental Analyst of the U.S. Coast Guard, Bridge Administration; and from 1968 to 1970 he was a U.S. Navy meteorologist “Hurricane Hunter”. Dr. Tanacredi received his doctorate in Environmental Health Engineering, from The Polytechnic University, today NYU Polytechnic, M.S. degree in Environmental Health Sciences from Hunter College, CUNY and BS in Biological Sciences from Richmond College, CUNY.

Dr. Tanacredi, after obtaining $250,000 in NY State community development funds for the establishment of an Academic Field Station through aid from Congresswoman Ginny Fields in 2006, was appointed Director of the CERCOM Field Station in West Sayville, NY. His book notes the results of a conference hosted at Dowling College in 2007; he has continued his HSC inventory of some 68 locations on Long Island tracking HSC breeding conditions and habitat; he has initiated several cooperative, long-term agreements with Federal (National Weather Service, USGS, USFWS, NPS), State (NYSDEC, NYSDOS) and local/NGO’s (CAC of the SSER; LI Audubon Chapter; Town of Islip Shellfish Hatchery; CRESLI, AREAC, FERN and several colleges/universities (Brooklyn College, CUNY; Hofstra University; Columbia University, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory) regarding research activities ranging from captive breeding techniques for aqua- cultured HSC’s to Great South Bay shellfish restoration activities. He has initiated a cooperative agreement with the aviation community (NYSDEC, Peconic Bay Keeper, Riverhead Foundation, and the Wildlife Conservation Society-New York Aquarium) to use remote aircraft for natural resource monitoring (water quality, seal population numbers, algal blooms, etc.). Dr. Tanacredi has presented research results at the Crustacean Society Conference in Hawaii and Frankfurt, Germany at the First Asian Horseshoe Crab Conference in Hong Kong, and at the opening of a new marine aquarium in Taiwan, in June 2011 and to Iceland/Italy in 2012. He has lead many international academic programs including Earth and Environmental Studies Department programs to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in July 2011 and Sicily in May 2014.

Date: 02-14-15

Time: 10am - 12pm

Location: The Explorers Club Headquarters, 46 E. 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

Member Ticket Price: FREE

Guest Ticket Price: $10

Student Ticket Price:

FREE with a valid Student ID

Reservation Notes:

Seats are secured on a first come, first served basis.

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