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Marine Science Seminars

Seminars held at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Departmental Seminars, 2014

Friday, November 21, 3:30 pm

The effect of glacial meltwater pulses on precipitation in central Texas: using alongside more traditional speleothem-based climate proxies

Dr. Daniel O. Breeker
Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

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Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm

Continuous culture strategies to produce lipid enriched algal biomass

Dr. William Henley
Professor, Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, Oklahoma State University

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Friday, October 24, 3:30 pm

The dynamics of nitrogen cycling in shallow, eutrophic ecosystems: Implications to emerging regional and global issues

Dr. Wayne Gardner
Professor, Water Chemistry/Ecosystem Dynamics, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Thursday, October 16, 3:30 pm

A multi-proxy approach for estimating estuarine immigration using otolith elements and tissue-specific stable isotopes

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

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Thursday, October 16, 3:30 pm

Non-lethal tracking of habitat use and trophic structure in Atlantic tarpon with geochemical proxies in scales

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

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Thursday, October 16, 3:30 pm

Dietary transmission of isotope spikes to otoliths, fin rays and scales

Dr. Benjamin Walther
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, October 10, 3:30 pm

Phytoplankton bloom origins: an individual-based modeling approach incorporating IFCB data

Dr. Darren W. Henrichs
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M College Station

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Friday, October 3, 3:30 pm

It's a fluid situation: Adaptive strategies for feeding and swimming in aquatic environments

Dr. Brad J. Gemmell
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, September 26, 3:30 pm

Phenotypic plasticity in response to hypercapnia induced acid-base disturbances in red drum (Sciaenops Ocellatus)

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

Monday, July 28, 3:30 pm

Influence of dietary supply of fatty acids on fatty acid deposition, growth, survival and behavioral performance of larval southern flounder (Paralichthys Lethostigma)

Erik W. Oberg
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, July 25, 3:30 pm

How sensory systems influence settlement patterns in larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

Lisa Havel
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, July 18, 3:30 pm

The role of environmental conditions in controlling decomposition of organic matter in marine environments

Dr. Zhanfei Liu
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Monday, July 14, 9:00 am

Habitat selection: How sensory systems influence settlement patterns in larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)

Lisa Havel
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, July 11, 9:30 am

Of fish, seabirds, bivalves, and trees: multi-species perspectives on climate variability and ecosystem response

Dr. Bryan Black
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Monday, July 7, 1:30 pm

Understanding factors that control seagrass reproductive success in sub-tropical ecosystems

Kelly M. Darnell
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, June 20, 3:30 pm

Fast growth and otolith biannuality of hake in the northern Benguela upwelling region

Margit R. Wilhelm
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, June 13, 3:30 pm

Quantifying variation in fish migration, habitat use and environmental histories

Dr. Benjamin Walther
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, May 9, 3:30 pm

Dissolved organic matter in large arctic rivers from satellite remote sensing

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

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Friday, May 9, 3:30 pm

The effects of freezing and drying on DOM leaching from above ground vascular plant material from the Alaskan Arctic

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

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Friday, May 9, 3:30 pm

Using a 15N labeled tetrapeptide to trace the fates of nitrogen after degradation in coastal seawater

Kaijun Lu
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, May 9, 3:30 pm

Dietary shifts in fatty acid composition of a marine fish in a controlled feeding experiment

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

Thursday, May 8, 4:00 pm

Vibrio cholerae iron transport systems:adaptation to life in multiple environments

Dr. Shelley Payne
Professor, Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, May 1, 3:30 pm

From Texas to Siberia: Exploring post-disturbance vegetation dynamics across marshes, prairies, and forests

Dr. Heather D. Alexander
University of Texas at Brownsville

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Friday, April 18, 3:30 pm

Determination of dietary zinc and copper requirements for the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei 

Dr. Addison Lawrence
Texas A&M AgriLife Research Mariculture Laboratory

Friday, April 11, 3:30 pm

Deep water oil spills: New threats and new research from the GISR program

Dr. Piers Chapman
Research Professor, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University College Station

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Thursday, April 3, 9:30 am

Is ocean acidification a threat to marine fishes?

Dr. Philip Munday
James Cook University

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Friday, March 28, 3:30 pm

Oxygen supply capacity: valuable fitness indicator or completely useless?

Dr. Rasmus Andersen
The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Monday, March 17, 4:00 pm

Tracking the relative contribution of high and low latitude water masses with radiocarbon along oceanographic fronts: Evidence from master shell growth chronologies from Iceland and the Gulf of Maine

Dr. Alan Wanamaker
Associate Professor, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University

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Friday, March 7, 3:30 pm

Seasonal circulation over the Texas - Louisiana shelf: impacts on HABs and hypoxia

Dr. Robert Hetland
Professor, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University

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Tuesday, February 18, 3:30 pm

Can patterns in microbial community diversity and metagenomics serve as indicators of ecosystem change

Dr. Byron Crump
College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University

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Monday, February 17, 4:00 pm

The influence of nutrient availability on turtle grass reproductive status

Kelly Darnell
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Monday, February 17, 4:00 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

Monday, February 17, 4:00 pm

Comparing peptide hydrolysis rates between plain peptides and their analogs from low-salinity to high-salinity water in the northern Gulf of Mexico

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

Monday, February 17, 4:00 pm

Tracing 13C-enriched organic matter from end-members to the macrofaunal food web using sedimentary pigments in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska

Dr. Nathan McTigue
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, January 24, 3:30 pm

A new look at marine food webs

Dr. Lee Fuiman
Professor, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, January 24, 3:30 pm

Optional ration for juvenile pigfish grow-out

Erik W. Oberg
Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Tuesday, January 14,10:15 am

Disentangling the marine N cycle

Dr. Silvia Elena Newell
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Boston University

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Tuesday, January 14, 9:00 am

Tracking the present and future habitats of fishes - managing today and adapting to tomorrow

Dr. Kevin Weng
Program Manager, Pelagic Fisheries Research Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Wednesday, January 8, 3:30 pm

Decadal change in coastal arctic tundra and the need for improved understanding of land ocean connections in the Arctic

Dr. Craig Tweedie
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Texas - El Paso

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Tuesday, January 7, 9:00 am

Empirical, theoretical, and practical approaches for improving the science and management of fish spawning aggregations

Dr. Brad Erisman
Research Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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Tuesday, January 7, 10:15 am

Imprints of evolutionary processes on marine microbial diversity

Dr. Heiwei Luo
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Georgia

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