The Ocean: Threats and Prospects

Presented by Daphne Fautin and Bob Buddemeier

Daphne Fautin has a Ph.D. in zoology from UC Berkeley. She became a marine biologist at the University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. She was Curator and Director of Research at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, then Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. She specializes in sea anemones.

Bob Buddemeier has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Washington. After he was in the Department of Chemistry and then Oceanography at the University of Hawaii,  he went to the Nuclear Chemistry Division at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and finally to head the Hydrogeology Section of the Kansas Geological Survey.

They met when Daphne was a post-doc and Bob was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii, while attending the Coral Reef Symposium in Australia.

They retired to Medford (the Rogue Valley Manor) in 2015.