Breakfast on the Porch with Dr. Valerie Paul

Join us at Quail River Club for Breakfast on the Porch with Dr. Valerie Paul

Dr. Valerie Paul has served as Director of the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce Florida since 2002. 

Dr. Paul received her Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego. She is the Director and Head Scientist at the SMS, with research interests including ecology, marine plant-herbivore interactions, coral reef ecology, marine cyanobacteria, harmful algae blooms and marine natural products. Governor Ron DeSantis, in one of his first acts shortly after taking office in January, created the Blue-Green Algae Task Force in response to the Summer 2018 water quality crisis and named Dr. Paul as one of its five members.

Since 2009, Valerie has also directed the Smithsonian's Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program, which manages the Carrie Bow Cay Field Station in Belize.  Her work is interdisciplinary, focusing on the ecological roles and possible biomedical applications of marine natural products. She is the author or co-author of over 290 scientific research papers and review articles. 

Discussion begins at 8am

A La Carte Breakfast

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