Coastal Issues Forum

Please join us as we host the Coastal Issues Forum:

Monday, September 12, 2016 

at 5:30 p.m.

Del Mar Center for Economic Development

3209 S. Staples St

Corpus Christi, Texas


“Not all Vibrio are virulent – knowing the difference can prevent illness and optimize resource management”

Please join us September 12th at 5:30 p.m. for a very interesting talk with Jeffrey Turner on the Vibrio Virus that affects certain parts of the Coastal Bend.

The event will be held at the Del Mar Center for Economic Development on Kostoryz Rd and Staples St in Corpus Christi.

Special thanks to our sponsors, the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program!

Jeffrey W. Turner Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Marine Biology Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Mr. Turner was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised just south of Atlanta, Georgia, He is now happy to call the Gulf of Mexico (aka The Third Coast) home. Prior to his arrival at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, he acquired a deep appreciation for our world’s oceans sailing the Bearing Sea and Arctic Ocean with the US Coast Guard. Afterward, he uncovered his fascination for all things microbial at the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology ( Following the defense of his dissertation, he boarded a flight to Seattle where he studied genetics and genomics as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography ( The influence of oceans on human health and well-being has become a central theme in his research and teaching interests. This broad theme intersects with a diversity of topics including but not limited to emerging infectious diseases, harmful algal blooms, coral reef ecology, natural resource management, habitat preservation, ocean acidification and global climate change. He holds a Ph.D. at University of Georgia, Odum School of Ecology, 2010.

Thesis adviser: Erin K. Lipp. Thesis title: Environmental factors and reservoir shifts contribute to the seasonality of pathogenic Vibrio species.


5:30 Refreshments and Networking

6:00 Meeting begins

7:30 Question and Answer Session