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Marine Science Seminars

Seminars held at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Departmental Seminars, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 1:30 pm

The effect of crude oil and chemical dispersant on sinking rates of Gulf of Mexico diatoms

Genesok Oh
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Monday, December 7, 10:30 am

Estimating Trichodesmium contribution to chlorophyll and biogenic Fe in the Gulf of Mexico using an in-situ imaging system

Xana Hermosillo
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, December 4, 1:30 pm

Tidal freshwater ecosystems of the US east coast: connecting ecology, economics, and policy

Dr. Scott Ensign
Planktos Instruments

Wednesday, December 2, 3:30 pm

Hydrological and ecological observations along the eastern Beaufort Sea coast of Alaska

Carolynn Harris
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Tuesday, November 24, 1:15 pm

Seasonal dynamics of organic matter and inorganic nitrogen in surface waters of Alaska Arctic streams and rivers

Matthew Khosh
Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Monday, November 23, 3:00 pm

Hybridization and divergent selection shaped the evolutionary history of sympatric sister-species of grunts (genus: Haemulon)

Moisés Bernal
Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Friday, November 20, 3:30 pm

Coupled transport of sulphur, carbon, and iron in the hydrothermally influenced deep sea

Dr. John A. "Chip" Breier, Jr.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Google Scholar Citations

Friday, November 13, 2:00 pm

Modulation by hypoxia of membrane steroid receptor expression and functions in ovaries of Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus)

Kathryn Ondricek
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Thursday, November 5, 3:30 pm

Functional migration areas: dog and cubera snapper spawning aggregations in the US Virgin Islands

Christopher Biggs
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Thursday, November 5, 3:30 pm

Changes in seagrass distribution and community composition using long-term monitoring along the Texas coast

Victoria Congdon
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Thursday, November 5, 3:30 pm

Evaluation of chemical weathering following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Louisiana salt marches

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

Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, November 5, 3:30 pm

Trophic structure and reliance on terrestrial carbon subsidies in Alaskan Beaufort lagoons

Carolynn Harris
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, October 30, 3:30 pm

Circannual environmental monitoring to establish ecosystem baselines in an Alaskan Arctic kelp bed

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

Friday, October 30, 3:30 pm

Variations in diatom sinking rates with exposure to crude oil and dispersant

Genesok Oh
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, October 30, 3:30 pm

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

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

Google Scholar Citations

Friday, October 23, 3:30 pm

High resolution vertical profiles of Trichodesmium using an optical profiler: abundance and chlorophyll contribution in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Xana Hermosillo
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, October 16, 3:30 pm

Sensitivity of tropical coral reef fishes to environmental change

Dr. Jacob Johansen
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
from James Cook University, Australia

Google Scholar Citations

Friday, October 9, 3:30 pm

Bivalves-archives of change in the Adriatic Sea

Dr. Melita Peharta
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Croatia

Friday, October 2, 3:30 pm

Transformation and alterations of pore water dissolved organic matter in an anoxic sediment

Dr. Hussain Abdulla
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Google Scholar Citations

Friday, September 18, 3:30 pm

Developing a thirty year record of DOM in Siberia's Yenisei and Ob Rivers using landsat imagery

Claire Griffin
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Friday, September 11, 3:30 pm

Exploring microbial life in deep subseafloor volcanic ocean crust

Dr. Jason B. Sylvan
Texas A&M University College Station

Google Scholar Citations

Friday, September 4, 3:30 pm

Hydrodynamics of microbes near complex boundaries and their ecological impacts

Dr. Jian Sheng
Texas Tech University

Google Scholar Citations

Wednesday, August 26, 3:30 pm

Tracing organic matter pathways in marine food webs using fatty acids and compound specific stable isotope analysis

Stephanie Smith
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Monday, August 10, 3:30 p.m.

Defining the metabolic compensation pathways employed during low-level hypercapnia in red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

Elizabeth Brown
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 pm

The importance of northern Gulf of Mexico seasonal transitions as inferred from marine fish biochronologies.

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

Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, August 6, 1:00 pm

Understanding seasonal trophic linkages via fatty acid profiles, and bulk, lipid and fatty acid-specific stable isotopes in Arctic marine invertebrates

Stephanie Smith
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Tuesday, August 4, 2:00 pm

Linking fish migration and hypoxia exposure to trophic ecology using natural chemical tags

John A. Mohan
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, July 30, 1:00 pm

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

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

Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, July 23, 1:00 pm

Photooxidation and biodegradation of crude oil in the northern Gulf of Mexico

Dr. Hernando Bacosa
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, July 16, 1:00 pm

How to create an impactful 2 minute video of your research project

Jace Tunnell
Director, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Thursday, July 9, 1:00 pm

Phycospheres and microbiomes: unravelling algal-bacterial symbioses

Dr. Deana Erdner
Associate Professor, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, July 2, 1:00 pm

The "March of Folly" in coastal fisheries in the Gulf of California

Dr. Brad Erisman
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, June 25, 1:00 pm

You are what you (and your mother) eat: metabolic programming connects adult diet to offspring fitness

Dr. Lee Fuiman
Associate Director for Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory, Professor, Perry R. Bass Chair in Fisheries and Mariculture, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, June 18, 1:00 pm

The development of acid-base and ion regulatory pathways in Sciaenops ocellatus

Joshua Lonthair
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Thursday, June 18, 1:00 pm

ENSO and cyclone frequency in the North Atlantic a shifting relationship?

Dr. Jesse McNinch
US Army Corps of Engineers

Wednesday, June 10, 1:00 pm

Marine debris: A Texas-sized issue

Kathleen Swanson, M.S.
Research Associate, Stewardship Coordinator, Mission-Aransas NERR, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Monday, May 4, 4:15 pm

Abundance, biomass and caloric content of Chukchi Sea bivalves and influence of bivalve caloric distribution on Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) abundance and distribution in the northeastern Chukchi Sea  

Jordann K. Young
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Monday, April 27, 4:00 pm

Patterns in seagrass coverage and community composition along the Texas coast: A three-year trend analysis

Sara Wilson
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Friday, April 24, 3:30 pm

Hydrological controls on methylmercury distribution and flux in a tidal marsh

Dr. Hua Zhang
Assistant Professor of Engineering, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Google Scholar Citations

Monday, April 20, 4:00 pm

The effects of crude oil, chemical dispersant, and UV radiation on copepod nauplii from the Gulf of Mexico

Tracy Harvey
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, April 17, 3:30 pm

From the Gulf of Mexico to the deep subsurface: interdisciplinary approach to geomicrobiology

Dr. Brandi K. Reese
Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Google Scholar Citatons

Friday, April 3, 3:30 pm

Bottom intensified dynamics on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope and their impact on fate and transport modeling

Dr. Joe Kuehl
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University

Thursday, April 2, 3:30 pm

Nutrient dynamics in a tropical shelf: The northern South China Sea Shelf-sea and its adjacent waters

Dr. George Wong
Academia Sinica Taiwan

Friday, March 6, 3:30 pm

Estimating abundance and distribution of jellies as prey for leatherback turtles off the coast of central California

Erin Frolli
Research Engineering, Scientist Associate I, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, February 27, 3:30 pm

Three decades of monitoring kelp growth and environmental conditions in an Alaskan Arctic kelp bed

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

Friday, February 27, 3:30 pm

Using field data to identify various seagrass community changes across three years in the Laguna Madre, Texas, USA

Sara Wilson
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Friday, February 27, 3:30 pm

Caloric content of Chukchi bivalves and impacts of shifting community composition on caloric resources for bivalve consumers

Jordann K. Young
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Thursday, February 12, 3:30 pm

Using ramped pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to evaluate weathering intensity of the oil in the Louisiana salt marshes following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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

Google Scholar Citations

Wednesday, January 28, 11:00 am

Environmental controls on nitrogen availability in coastal systems

Dr. Amber Hardison
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

Friday, January 23, 3:30 pm

The challenges of living in a dynamic environment

Dr. Andrew Esbaugh
Assistant Professor,The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Google Scholar Citations

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