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Release: March 8, 2002

IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering to host March 14 lecture on coral reefs

The University of Iowa College of Engineering's IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering Distinguished Seminar Series will present a Thursday, March 14 lecture on coral reefs.

Jeffrey R. Koseff, senior associate dean in the School of Engineering and professor of civil and environmental fluid mechanics at Stanford University, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in Room 127 of the Hydraulics Laboratory Building. Koseff will discuss his research in the lecture, "Turbulent Times in a Coral Reef System." He plans to discuss the measurement of changes in nutrients, carbon and other elements between a coral reef and the overlying waters.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact IIHR in advance at 335-5237.

IIHR -Hydroscience and Engineering, a unit of the UI College of Engineering, is one of the world's premier and oldest fluids research and engineering laboratories. Students and visitors from around the world have come to IIHR to study and conduct research and to carry acquired expertise back to their home countries.

For more information on the seminar series, please contact IIHR or Marlene Janssen at (319) 335-5253 or marlene-janssen@uiowa.edu.