Lecture – Dr. Bill Landing

May 23, 2024

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May 23, 2024, 5pm

 “Thank the Ocean for Every Other Breath you take”

Dr. Bill Landing will be discussing the ocean as a garden, what grows where and why, explaining that the oxygen in every other breath you take comes from photosynthesis in the ocean and how the oceans play a huge role in the Earths carbon dioxide cycle.

Bill grew up in Burbank, CA and earned BS (1975) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees in Chemistry at UC Santa Cruz, where he was a founding member of the Nuclear

Whales Saxophone Orchestra. He earned an MS degree (1978) in chemical oceanography at the University of Washington in Seattle. After finishing his Ph.D. in 1983, Bill spent a year living in Gothenburg, Sweden where he studied the chemistry of Swedish and Norwegian fjords, while also learning to speak a little Swedish. Bill then joined the faculty in the Department of Oceanography at FSU in 1985 and retired in 2020 from the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, formed in 2010 via merger of the departments of Oceanography, Geological Sciences, and Meteorology. Bill taught a variety of courses at FSU, including Global Climate Change: its Scientific and Human Dimensions.

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