COSAM Outreach to host a 'Science Supper'

Published: February 15, 2021

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The Outreach Department in the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University invites everyone to a virtual Science Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Marie Strader from Auburn's Department of Biological Sciences will give a talk titled "From the ocean to the test tube-molecular ecology in the changing seas.”

This talk will highlight how molecular techniques can be used to study how marine organisms respond to global change. Differences in coral responses to thermal anomalies are observed all over the world's oceans, but what drives these differences? Despite wide-spread losses in coral populations, some corals will survive, but what is unique about these individuals?

Panelists and participants will discuss the work the department is doing to try and uncover this. The department also is working to understand mechanisms beyond classical genetics that may contribute to how organisms change their traits in response to the environment, using sea urchins as a model system. This work uncovers diverse ways in which marine organisms respond to a changing climate.

Everyone is encouraged to take part in the casual conversation about science. Participants can enjoy while eating dinner with their family. This is a virtual talk, and interested parties may register at

Submitted by: Cara Brittain