Past Wheeler Lectures

Topic Speaker Date Event photos

"Preserving Quissett Harbor and the Knob"

Mark Robinson
Executive Director
The Compact for Cape Cod Conservation Trusts
August 29th, 2007 event photos
"Fire and Ice: A Climate Change Tale" Jerry M. Melillo, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Co- Director, Ecosystems Center,
Marine Biological Laboratory-
August 27th, 2008 event photos
"Voyages In Neptune's Realm: Secrets Of The Deep Undersea" Dave Gallo, PhD,
Director of Special Projects, Wood Hole Oceanographic
July 23, 2009 event photos
"Falmouth's Wastewater Future: The Science 
Behind the Arguments"
Christopher Neill, PhD, Senior Scientist, Ecosystems Center, Marine
Biological Laboratory
July 27, 2010
"Radiology of Patient Earth with Radar Eyes
 in the Sky"

Josef Kellndorfer, PhD
Associate Scientist, 
Woods Hole Research Center
July 12, 2011 event photos
"Oil Spill Crises: Scientists Leave the Ivory Tower"
Christopher M. Reddy
Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
July 24, 2012
"Woods Hole Squid Advances Alzheimer's Research"
Joseph DeGiorgis
Adjunct Scientist, Cellular Dynamics Program 
Marine Biological Laboratory
July 25, 2013
"Restoring Falmouth’s Impaired Estuaries"
Eric Turkington
Chairman of the town’s
Water Quality Management Committee
July 17, 2014 2014 Wheeler Lecture
event photos
"From Woods Hole to the Deep Sea: Living in a Microbial World"
Dr. Julie Huber
Associate Scientist and Associate Director, Josephine Bay Paul Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
July 22, 2015 2015 Wheeler Lecture
“Sea level rise and coastal change: Adapting to challenging times” Juliet Simpson, Ph.D
Coastal Ecologist with the MIT Sea Grant College Program
July 17, 2016 2016 Wheeler Lecture
“Climate Change and Cape Cod: What Do We Know? What Can We Do?” Dr. John P. Holdren
Science Adviser to President Obama
Director of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
July 23, 2017 2016 Wheeler Lecture
“Ocean Plastics Pollution from Quissett Harbor to the 'Garbage Patches': Sources, Impacts and Solutions” Kara Lavender Law, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Oceanography
Sea Education Association
July 22, 2018 2016 Wheeler Lecture



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