Saturday, May 14, 2016

Professor Tim Mousseau seminar May 19th, 2016 -- 6PM at Scripps Institute of Oceanography - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

A video of this presentation is now available on YouTube:


Hi Ace!   Please note: Professor Tim Mousseau Updated Itinerary and Contacts

May 18th

11 AM – USCD
Room 1103 Muir Biology Bldg
John Muir College

7:30 PM Greenpeace Staff - San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles
3960 Park Blvd Suite A 
San Diego, CA
RSVP with Matt McGinni  
Cell 805.509.3307

May 19th

1PM CSUSM Biology Dept Graduation Party SC
Science Hall 2 patio on the first floor (by invitation only)
2 PM CSUSM Department of Science and Mathematics
ACD 102

6 PM Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Sumner Auditorium
8625 Kennel Way
La Jolla, CA 92037

Please get the word out!  Thanks so much!
Cathy Iwane


En route from Fukushima to Chernobyl, Professor Mousseau, a recognized expert on the ecological impacts of nuclear radiation, will be in San Diego on Thursday, May 19th.  Dr. Mousseau has appeared on 60 Minutes and was recently featured in the NY Times.

Please join us, and share this event with all. 

For more information:   -  Professor Mousseau�s website   - 2.5 million hits on The Animals of Chernobyl | NY Times - "Fukushima Catastrophe and its Effects on Wildlife"



Professor Tim Mousseau presents:

Lessons from the Chernobyl and Fukushima Disasters

Do Nuclear Accidents Generate a �Garden of    
Eden� for Wildlife?

Date:           May 19, 2016
Time:          6:00 pm
Location:   Sumner Auditorium (see attached map)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Given increasing energy needs related to global development, and the specter of climate change related to CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, there is an urgent need for large scale energy production that does not involve the production of greenhouse gasses.  Nuclear energy is one possible solution that has been embraced by many developing countries (e.g. China). But the accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and most recently Fukushima, Japan, have demonstrated the vulnerability of this technology to human error, design flaws and natural disasters and these accidents have resulted in enormous health, environmental and economic costs that must be factored into any energy policy that includes nuclear as an option.
            Studies of natural systems are essential since they provide a bellwether for the potential long-term consequences for human populations that by necessity and policy continue to inhabit contaminated regions.
            Professor Mousseau, will discuss his studies of plants and animals living in Chernobyl and Fukushima.  Extensive research on birds, insects, rodents and trees has demonstrated significant injury to individuals, species and ecosystem functioning related to radiation exposure He will present an overview of the effects of radiation on DNA, birth defects, infertility, cancer, and longevity, and its consequences for the health and long-term prospects of wildlife living in radioactive regions of the world.

Tim Mousseau (PhD�88, McGill) is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Past positions include Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President for Research at USC, and as a Program Officer for Population Biology at the National Science Foundation. His research is concerned with the ecology and evolution of animals and plants with special interests in how adaptations to changing environments evolve in natural populations and the evolution of adaptive maternal effects.  He has authored or edited 10 volumes and published more than 190 scientific papers. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Explorers Club.  Tim Mousseau full bio:

For more information contact:   Samuel Lawrence Foundation   858.481.1673

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