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November General Meeting: Harmful Algae in SWFL: Is 2018 The New Normal?
Date: November 1, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Buehler Auditorium
Michael Parsons is a Professor of marine science in the Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University and Director of FGCU’s Vester Field Station. In addition to his teaching duties focused on marine ecology, Parsons has built a successful research career, receiving over $20 million of extramural funding to study harmful algal blooms and ecosystem health. His work has been cited over 2,700 times in the scientific literature, demonstrating the quality of his work. In addition to working with other researchers around the state to find solutions to our algal bloom problems, he was appointed to the Blue-Green Algae Task Force by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019 to work to reduce the impacts of harmful algae in our region.