Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, North Carolina State University Professor & Director of the Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology will be giving a talk about Pfiesteria algal blooms in North Carolina. Dr. Burkholder co-discovered potentially toxic estuarine dinoflagellates (Pfiesteria piscicida, P. shumwayae), stimulated by nutrient over-enrichment, that can cause major fish kills. The findings provided the foundation for recent research by toxin chemists at NOAA (Charleston, SC), who described a group of potent Pfiesteria toxins, new to science, with potential application in treating memory disorders.

Brownbag: Noon, Friday March 5, 2010 in 102 Kunkel Hall