January Lecture “Foraminifera: Evolution, Ecology, and Symbiosis”

Speaker: Susan Richardson, PhD

Affiliated Assistant Research Professor of Biology

Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Richardson is a research professor at the FAU Wilkes Honors College, where she has been teaching since 2002. In addition to her role at the college, she is also a research associate in the Department of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Her research focuses on the phylogeny of Foraminifera, the evolutionary impact of photosymbiosis within this group, and their ecology in seagrass and mangrove ecosystems. Dr. Richardson is currently conducting field research in the Indian River Lagoon and Florida Keys, as well as in Belize, Central America.