On The Ecology Hour tonight, we talk with Dr. Sean Anderson, Chair & Professor in the Environmental Science and Resource Management Program, California State University Channel Islands. Our topic will be "Plastics in the Oceans," and we will hear about the sources, extent, and effects of plastics contamination on marine life.
Dr. Anderson is both a teacher and researcher, employing innovative methods to learn about our world and to transmit that learning to the next generation of scientists. The "Pirate Lab" website includes a great deal of information about the work he and his associates and students are involved with.
He also provided the inspiration for a namesake character in the movies "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." That's kind of unusual for an ecologist.