I am now recovered from the flight. Attended Keller’s presentation today. He did well.
Must have been the day for Australians. The plenary conference speaker was an Australian. He was great. He spoke about coral reefs. He has done some amazing stuff including a very inventive collaboration with Google (see below). Keller is Australian (he holds Australian and American citizenship). The moderator for Keller’s presentation was Australian. One of the questioner’s for Keller’s presentation was Australian.
In any event, I think Keller was pleased about how his talk went. I was, of course, proud. But, I resisted anything overt such as standing up and shouting “that’s my kid!”
Despite the Aussie invasion, this is a large conference at a huge conference center with people from all over the globe. It is the 100th anniversary of the British Ecological Society, and that is a big deal. Topics are broad ranging.
From a lay perspective, one of the neatest things I learned is that Google Maps will now allow you to “dive” on corral reefs. See here. Google did this project in association with ecologists from Australia. By increasing the number of regular people who are familiar with coral reefs due to having “dived” on them, the hope is that governments will be spurred into action by their citizens to deal more fully and seriously with the dramatic decline of coral reefs throughout the world.
I may get back to legal stuff tomorrow. But, for now, some photos follow