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Marine Science Seminars

Seminars held at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Departmental Seminars, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 10:30 am

Leveraging omic approaches to understand microbial communities in nature

Brett J. Baker
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan

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Tuesday, December 3, 9:00 am

Integrating electronic tagging and stable isotope analysis: New approaches for revealing the ecology and life history of fishes

Dr. Aaron Carlisle
Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University

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Tuesday, December 3, 10:15 am

Revealing the ocean's dark matter through single cell genomics

Dr. Brandon K. Swan
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences

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Thursday, December 12, 11:00 am

The ecology of blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) megalopae in the Mission-Aransas Estuary, Texas: salinity, settlement, and tTransport

Kimberly M. Bittler
Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Monday, December 2, 1:00 pm

Elucidating the signal cascades induced by progestins that mediate sperm hypermotility in Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) and southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma)

Wenxian Tan
Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, November 1, 1:00 pm

Trophodynamics of the benthic food webs in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska

Nathan McTigue
Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Thursday, October 31, 11:00 am

Fish otoliths as intrinsic geochemical proxies of hypoxia exposure in the northern Gulf of Mexico

John Mohan
Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, October 25, 3:30 pm

Estuarine acidification in the context of ocean acidification a theoretical exploration

Dr. Xinping Hu
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Friday, August 2, 1:00 pm

Water Quality and Eukaryotic Plankton Dynamics in the Mission-Aransas Estuary, Texas from 2011-2012

Aubrey Lashaway
Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Thursday, August 1, 2:00 pm

The sinking rate and transparent exopolymer particle (TEP) production of Hemiaulus hauckii

Kellie Hoppe
Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, July 22, 1:00 pm

Preferential biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons in oil: Linking microbial dynamics with substrate utlization

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

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Wednesday, July 17, 2:00 pm

500 years of variability and extremes in a coupled marine-terrestrial ecosystem

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

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Friday, July 12, 1:00 pm

Role of progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1) in Oocyte maturation in Zebrafish, Danio rerio

Dr. Joseph Aizen
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Tuesday, July 2, 11:00 am

Decoding migrations of fishes with natural geochemical tags

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

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Friday, June 28, 1:00 pm

Impacts of global climate change: Disruption of endocrine and reproductive functions in marine fish exposed to coastal hypoxia

Dr. Saydur Rahman
Research Scientist, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, June 21, 1:00 pm

Drought and water conservation

Sally Morehead Palmer
Manager, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, June 14, 1:00 pm

Estrogen inhibition of oocyte maturation through G protein coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) in the fish and mouse models

Dr. Yefei Pang
Research Scientist, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, June 7, 2:00 pm

Life history characteristics and oceanographic significance of N2 fixing diatom symbioses

Dr. Tracy Villareal
Professor, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, May 24, 4:00 pm

Larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) respond to dissolved chemicals from the estuarine environment

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

Friday, May 3, 11:00 am

The role of fire in the biogeochemical cycling of organic carbon

Dr. William Hockaday
Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Baylor University

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Tuesday, April 30, 3:30 pm

Solar radiation-enhanced dissolution (photodissolution) of particulate organic matter in Texas estuaries

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

Tuesday, April 23, 4:00 pm

Fish and reproductive physiology: A journey from basic and translational science to a recognized vertebrate model

Dr. Yonathan Zohar
Professor and Chair, Department of Marine Biotechnology and Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET)

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Tuesday, April 16, 3:30 pm

Local and regional changes in marine coastal communities - Climate, invasions, historical records, and critters on the bottom of boats

Dr. Richard Osman
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Wednesday, April 10, 11:00 am

Introgression and selection shaped the evolutionary history of two sympatric sister species of grunts (genus: Haemulon)

Moisés A. Bernal
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, March 31, 3:30 pm

Consequences of alternative dispersal strategies in an amphidromous fish

Dr. Derek Hogan
Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Friday, March 15, 3:30 pm

Regional and local scale processes affect shore crabs; microbial community structure

Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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Friday, March 15, 3:30 pm

Effects of nutrient availability on the reproductive status of turtlegrass, Thalassis testudinum

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

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Monday, March 4, 4:00 pm

Biological impacts of anthropogenic climate change and the potential for conservation solutions

Dr. Camille Parmesan
Professor, Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin

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Friday, February 15, 11:00 am

Sedimentary chloropigment concentrations in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska: A microbial link to benthic food webs

Nathan Mctigue
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, February 15, 11:00 am

Mechanism of progestin upregulation of sperm motility in Southern floinder and Atlantic croaker

Wenxian Tan
Graduate Student, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Friday, February 1, 3:30 pm

Effects of severe drought on estuarine planktonic food webs

Dr. Michael S. Wetz
Assistant Professor, Marine Biology, Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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