Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

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SF State's bayside marine and estuarine research facility.

Rosenberg Institute Public Forum at Romberg Tiburon Center-Archives

The Barbara and Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology and Environmental Science Public Forums bring leading local, national, and international scientists to a public forum at RTC to speak about the latest advances in their field. The Public Forum Series provides an opportunity for the public to engage with renowned scholars and to deepen their understanding and awareness of environmental issues and solutions. Forum events are held twice a year, in the spring and fall.


Past Public Forum recordings (links to YouTube)


Fall 2016 Public Forum

Wednesday, November 9

Towards a sustainable global ocean

Rashid Sumaila, Ph.D., University of British Columbia


Spring 2016 Public Forum

Wednesday, April 27

"Adapting to Surprise in Our Coastal Ocean: Lessons from Ecology, Archaeology and Indigenous Knowledge"

Anne Salomon, Ph.D., University of British Columbia



Fall 2015 Public Forum

Wednesday, November 4

"The Sea Star Epidemic: An Arms Race for Marine Biodiversity"

C. Drew Harvell, Ph.D., Cornell University


Spring 2015 Public Forum

Wednesday, April 15

Deep-Ocean Industrialization and Biodiversity Challenges in the 21st Century

Lisa Levin, Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography



Fall 2014 Public Forum

Wednesday, November 19

The Extreme Life of the Sea

Stephen Palumbi, Ph.D., Hopkins Marine Station




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