Water Institute Faculty: Dr. Kim Ritchie from Mote Marine Laboratory will present an open lecture "Coral Reef Health and Diseases" on Monday, March 19 at 9:30 AM in McCarty-B, Rm # 3124 Dr. Ritchie's research focuses on understanding ecology of coral interactions with their algal and bacterial symbionts. Dr. Ritchie also contributed significantly to identifying pathogens that plague Caribbean corals, identifying pathogens from sewage and those from transcontinental movements of dust. Her research was published three times in Nature, and once in PNAS. Dr. Ritchie is a recent recipient of grants from the National Geographic Research Exploration Program and Lindbergh Foundation. More information about Dr. Ritchie's research could be found on Mote's website: http://www.mote.org/index.php?src=directory&srctype=display&view=magazin e&id=132 Everybody is welcome.