Parsons Algae Presentation in Naples


The topic will be harmful algae blooms, something residents of Fort Myers Beach remember vividly from 2018. The May 24th Parsons presentation is called What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You. The event is sponsored by The Collier County Waterkeeper.

Michael Parsons is a Professor of marine science in the Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University and Director of FGCU’s Vester Field Station. In addition to his teaching duties focused on marine ecology, Parsons has built a successful research career, receiving over $20 million of funding to study harmful algal blooms and ecosystem health. His work has been cited over 3,000 times in the scientific literature, demonstrating the quality of his work. In addition to working with other researchers around the state to find solutions to our algal bloom problems, he was appointed to the Blue-Green Algae Task Force by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019 to work to reduce the impacts of harmful algae in our region.

Register for the 6PM presentation on May 24th HERE.