Naturally Speaking Past Lectures
Naturally Speaking Series
The Virginia Living Museum’s Naturally Speaking Lecture Series is a virtual and in-person interactive discussion that brings fascinating details about our local, regional and global ecosystems directly to you! Each lecture is hosted by the VLM Executive Director Rebecca Kleinhample and brings a different speaker into the spotlight!
Check back on this page for upcoming Naturally Speaking Lectures. Check the list below for past lectures.
Christopher (Chuck) Bailey is a professor of Geology at William & Mary.Video Link
Mark Losavio joined the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary team in the spring of 2021.Video Link
Join Dr. Richard Moore from NASA’s Langley Research Center, here in Hampton Roads, as he highlights the exciting scientific results now coming from this important project.Video Link
Dr. Lockwood is a paleobiologist, who uses fossils to predict how modern oceans will respond to environmental changes in the future, including global warming and extinction.Video Link
Dr. Ela-Sita Carpenter is an Urban Wildlife Biologist with US Fish and Wildlife in Baltimore, MD.Video Link
Dr. Munazza Alam is an astronomer, National Geographic Young Explorer, and recent PhD recipient from the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University.Video Link
Dr. Lamanna received his BS from Hobart College & MS/PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.Video Link
The environmental conditions at Brothers volcano (study site of IODP Expedition 376 Brothers Arc Flux) provided a perfect setting to test the limits and adaptations of life. Preliminary analyses of the borehole fluids revealed temperatures up to 350˚C, pH as low as 1.8, higher salinity than in the upper water column, and very low concentrations of organic nutrients. Dr. Labonté’s research uses a combination of molecular approaches and cultivation to characterize the microbial communities’ diversity and interactions in hydrothermal systems to understand the life of extremophiles.
Dr. Jessica Labonté received her B.S. and M. Sc. from Laval University, and her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.Video Link