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Marine Science Seminars

Seminars held at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Departmental Seminars, 2016

Friday, December 9, 3:30 pm
Autonomous sampling of remote phytoplankton blooms in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre

Emily Anderson
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, December 9, 3:30 pm

Effects of maternal investment on anti-predator behavior of larval southern flounder, paralicthys lethostigma

Corinne Burns
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Monday, December 5, 3:30 pm

Influence of major storm events on the quantity and composition of particulate organic matter in a subtropical estuary, Texas

Nicolas Reyna
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, November 18, 3:30 pm

The first sign of recovery? Genetic monitoring of the critically endangered New Zealand endemic Maui dolphin

Rebecca M. Hamner, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

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Friday, November 11, 3:30 pm

Biomarkers of brevetoxin exposure in molluscan shellfish and human consumers

Robert W. Dickey, Ph.D.
Director, Department Chair, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Regents Chair in Marine Science

Friday, November 4, 3:30 pm

Do seasonal environmental gradients drive benthic community structure in an arctic kelp bed?

Christina Bonsell
Doctoral Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, November 4, 3:30 pm

Community variations due to the presence and absence of crustone corealline algae in an arctic kelp system

Arley Muth
Senior Student Associate, Lecturer, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, November 4, 3:30 pm

Relationships between climate, growth and fisheries production in a commercially exploited marine fish

Erin Reed
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, October 28, 3:30 pm

From CO2 effects on tropical trees to regime shifts in Bering Sea fishes - A talk about growth rings

Peter van der Sleen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
from University of Wageningen, the Netherlands

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Friday, October 14, 3:30 pm

The return of the kelp forest king

Larry G. Allen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology, California State University, Northridge

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Friday, October 7, 3:30 pm

Hunting microbes in the northern Gulf of Mexico

J. Cameron Thrash, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University

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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0896-9986​

Friday, September 30, 3:30 pm

Will the climate change result in seasonal mismatches between fish reproduction and plankton blooms? Empirical evidence from the California current and earth system model projections

Rebecca G. Asch, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research, Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Princeton University

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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6138-5819​

Friday, September 23, 3:30 pm

Exploring the hydrocarbon biodegradation potential of aquatic marine microbial communities in the Faroe-Shetland Channel

Angelina Angelova, Ph.D.
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Friday, September 9, 3:30 pm

An introduction to the Core Facilities Laboratory at UTMSI: instrumentation and scientific applications

Ryan Hladyniuk, Ph.D.
Research Engineering, Scientist Associate IV, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Thursday, September 1, 3:00 pm

Biodiversity and toxicological considerations following mega-oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico

Steven Murawski, Ph.D.
Professor and Peter R. Betzer Endowed Chair, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida

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Friday, August 19, 3:30 pm

De novo assembly of diverse and deep-branching archaeal genomes from Guaymas Basin sediments

Kiley Seitz
Doctoral Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, August 5, 3:30 pm

Impacts of global climate change, hypoxia and chemical stress: physiological, molecular and epigenomic responses in marine fishes

Saydur Rahman, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, July 29, 3:30 p.m.

Patterns in concentrations of fluvial organic matter and watershed yields across space and scale in the Arctic

Craig Connolly
Doctoral Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, July 29, 3:30 pm

Marine debris monitoring along the Texas coast

Katie Swanson
Research Associate, Stewardship Coordinator, Mission-Aransas NERR, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, July 22, 3:30 pm

Learning from survivors: interactions between early life stages and environmental conditions

Simon Geist, Ph.D.
Associate Professor for Marine Fisheries, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

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Wednesday, July 20, 1:30 pm

Dinophysis:mixotroph, toxin producer, and an emerging threat in the U.S.

Juliette L. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Aquatic Health Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Friday, July 15, 3:30 pm

Bloom dynamic studies of the toxic dinoflagellate genus Alexandrium in Cork Harbor, Ireland

Sarah Cosgrove, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, July 1, 3:30 pm

Genomic investigation of a Vibrio parahaemolyticus outbreak n the Pacific

Jeffrey W. Turner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Marine Biology, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9726-8649​

Friday, June 17, 3:30 pm

Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) as emerging organic contaminants in urbanized estuaries

Xiaolin Li, Ph.D.
East China Normal University 

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Friday, June 10, 3:30 pm

Seagrass bioindicator detects elevated d15N in coastal bays in South Texas

Victoria Congdon
Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, June 10, 3:30 pm

An Atlantic croaker granulosa/thecal primary cell culture system for examining nongenomic steroid actions in the ovary

Aubrey Converse
Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, June 10, 3:30 pm

Aspects of interspecific variation in red blood cell carbonic anhydrase in marine fish

Angelina Dichiera
Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, June 10, 3:30 pm

Sensitivity of an estuarine species, Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), to ocean acidification

Joshua Lonthair 
Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, June 3, 3:30 pm

Temporal and spatial population genetic structure of Alexandrium spp. dinoflagellate blooms

Yida Gao
Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, June 3, 3:30 pm

How do drying-rewetting events affect nutrient fluxes and bacteria dynamics from subtropical marsh sediments

Jason Jenkins
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, June 3, 3:30 pm

Urea cycling in relation to Cyanobacterial (Microcystis) blooms in Lake Taihu, Yangtze River Delta, China

Kaijun Lu
Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, June 3, 3:30 pm

Relationships between climate, growth and fisheries production in a commercially exploited marine fish

Erin Reed
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, May 13, 3:30 pm

Habitat use and trophic structure in Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) inferred from geochemical proxies in scales

Matthew Seeley
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Thursday, May 12, 3:30 pm                               

Evaluation of petroleum hydrocarbon weathering on coastal Louisiana beaches and salt marshes following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using ramped pyrolysis – gas chromatography – mass spectrometry

Meredith Evans
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, April 15, 3:30 pm

Impact of the open-ocean convection in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea on nutrients budget and prokaryotic diversity and activity

Dr. Tatiana Severin
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
from University Pierre et Marie Curie, France

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Monday, April 11, 10:30 am

Biology, ecology, and management of invasive lionfish in the Atlantic: What we've learned and where do we go from here?

Dr. James A. Morris, Jr.
NOAA National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

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Friday, April 8, 3:30 pm

From 16S to microbiome function

Dr. Bongkeun Song
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, The College of William & Mary

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Thursday, April 7, 3:30 pm

Importance of a northern Gulf of Mexico spring transition as inferred from marine fish biochronologies

Matthew Dzaugis
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Monday, April 4, 9:15 am

Identifying effective strategies for sustainable fisheries management

Dr. John Wiedenmann
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University

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Friday, April 1, 11:00 am

Swimming across the Pacific Ocean; a platform for citizen scientists

Benoît "Ben" Lecomte
French-born long-distance swimmer

Thursday, March 31, 3:30 pm

Movie viewing: "Dispatches from the Gulf"

Dr. Edward J. Buskey
Professor, Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Regents Chair in Marine Science, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, March 25, 3:30 pm

Linking microbial diversity and function in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and deep sea sediments

Dr. Nina Dombrowski
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, March 11, 3:30

Open-ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments

Dr. Parrish Brady
Integrated Biology Department, The University of Texas at Austin

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Friday, March 3, 3:30 pm

Reconstructing past estuarine environments: radiocarbon dating in brackish waters

Dr. Bryan Lougheed
Uppsala University, Sweden & Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Friday, February 19, 9:00 am

Evolution, biogeography and "systems ecology" for microbial eukaryotes in marine sediments

Dr. Holly Bik
New York University Center for Genomics & Systems Biology

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Tuesday, February 16, 9:00 am

A spatial ecology approach for coastal systems: drivers of community structure and function across scales

Dr. Lauren Yeager
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, University of Maryland

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Friday, February 12, 3:30 pm

Using ramped pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to evaluate petroleum hydrocarbons following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Meredith Evans
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, February 12, 3:30 pm

Influence of freshwater inflow on source of particulate organic matter in a subtropical estuary, Texas

Nicolas Reyna
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, February 12, 3:30 pm

Effects of chemical structure on hydrolysis pathways of small peptides in coastal seawater

Shuting Liu
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, January 29, 9:00 am

Coping with climate change: The role of trans-generational acclimatization in coral reef persistence

Dr. Hollie Putman
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii Manoa

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Tuesday, January 26, 9:00 am

Flexible responses of species and food webs maintain ecosystem functioning in a variable world

Dr. Bailey McMeans
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Canada

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Friday, January 22, 3:30 pm

Early life sensitivity of red drum, Scianops ocellatus, to source and naturally weathered oil

Alexis Khursigara
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, January 22, 3:30 pm

Physical and biological dispersal barriers in invasive bloom-forming microalgae

Dr. Ingrid Sassenhagen
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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