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Introduction:

The Core Facilities Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin – Marine Science Institute (UT-MSI) is located in Port Aransas, Texas and was established in 2015.  The Core Facilities Laboratory specializes in natural science applications and environmental research.  

The goals of the Core Facilities Laboratory are to:

  1. Provide cost effective analyses
  2. Strict QA/QC oversight
  3. Increased sample throughput

The Core Facilities Laboratory combines hands-on and theoretical student training to provide students with critical analytical chemistry experience to expand education and career opportunities.

The spectrum of analytical capabilities and high sample throughput of the Core Laboratory will significantly enhance environmental research productivity at the Institute, and offer commensurate analytical services to regional customers.

Instrumentation Service provided Cost  
Agilent 6560 Ion-Mobility Quadruple-Time-of-Flight Liquid Chromatography Provide accurate mass detection and molecular discovery of analytes, including but not limited to, proteins, metabolites, lipids, and carbohydrates.

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Thermo Delta V Plus IRMS, Trace GC 1310-Isolink, Conflo IV Separate complex samples of interest (fatty acids, n-alkanes, alcohols and amino acids) and measure carbon- and nitrogen-compound specific stable isotopic compositions. Please contact
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Thermo Delta V Plus IRMS, Gasbench II, Conflo IV Measure the oxygen- and hydrogen-isotopic composition of water, the carbon isotopic composition of dissolved inorganic carbon and the carbon- and oxygen-isotopic composition of carbonates. Please contact
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Finnigan MAT (Thermo) Delta Plus XL IRMS, Carlo Erba NC2500 Elemental Analyzer, Conflo II Measure carbon- and nitrogen-isotopic compositions of marine material such as sea grass, soils/sediments, fish tissue and nutrient filters. Please contact
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Thermo FLASH 2000 CHN Elemental Analyzer Elemental analysis and abundance of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen in marine systems (marine sediment, soil, nutrient filters and fish tissues). Please contact
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Shimadzu TOC-V CSH and TN Analyzer Measure total organic carbon and total nitrogen is aqueous samples (seawater, riverwater, groundwater). Please contact
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SEAL QuAAtro Nutrient Analyzer Quantify nutrients (ammonium, nitrate, silicate, phosphate) in aqueous samples (seawater, riverwater, groundwater). Please contact
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BD FACSAria III Flow Cytometer Cell separation, sorting and counting in a variety of aqueous media. Please contact
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2012

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Zhanfei Liu, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Biogeochemical processes of Macondo crude oil and small peptides in the northern Gulf of Mexico"

 

Frday, November 16, 2012 - 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Amy Townsend-Small, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Urban emissions of nitrous oxide and methane: Perspectives from the Los Angeles megacity"

 

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Benjamin D. Walther, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Tracking fish migrations and habitat quality with geochemical markers"

 

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 3:30 p.m.

Qiyuan Liu, Masters Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"The influence of environmental factors on solar-radiation-enhanced dissolution of particulate organic matter from suspended estuarine sediments"

Shuting Liu, Doctoral Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Deciphering the role of protozoan vs. bacteria in the hydrolysis of a tetrapeptide during a harmful algal bloom"

 

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Lee Smee, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

"Trophic interactions, chemical cues, and the role of intraspecific variation on oyster reefs"

 

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 1:00 p.m.

Bikram Subedi, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Baylor University

"High-throughput analytical techniques for select persistent organic pollutants - Expanding Research Opportunities"

 

Friday, August 17, 2012 - 3:00 p.m.

Ellen Knapke, Master's Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Influence on the Mississippi River plume on diazotroph distributions in the Northern Gulf of Mexico during summer"

 

Friday, August 17, 2012 - 1:30 p.m.

Susan Lowerre-Barbieri, Research Scientist, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

"Factors affecting reproductive success and population productivity in marine fishes" 

 

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 2:00 p.m.

Jena Campbell, Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"The role of protozoan grazers in harmful algal blook dynamics: Tools for community and grazing analyses"

 

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Haley Nicholson, REU Student, UTMSI

"Thermal Ecology of Uca Panacea"

Nathalie Arnone, REU Student, UTMSI

"Solar radiated sediment as an organic carbon source in shallow coastal water environments"

Zoe Wambaugh, REU Student, UTMSI

"Bioaccumulation of petroleum hydrocarbons by copepod Acartia tonsa"

Shawn Bona, REU Student, UTMSI

"Effects of crude oil on survival, growth rates and swimming behavior of barnacle Nauplii (Balanus spp)"

Melanie Peel, REU Student, UTMSI

"Swimming behavior of the marine isopod Paradella dianae"

Meghan O'Dell, REU Student, UTMSI

"Physiological effects of crude oil on diatom-diazotroph associations"

Joshua Manning, REU Student, UTMSI

"Effects of bacterial associations on reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and cell death in Alexandrium tamarense"

Emily Bloom, REU Student, UTMSI

"Feeding rates of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larval stages on copepod Nauplii (Acartia tonsa)

Casey Grieshaber, REU Student, UTMSI

"The effects of temperature on somatic and otolith growth in red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus"

Benjamin Staton, REU Student, UTMSI

"Spatiotemporal patterns in the coupling of otolith and somatic growth in atlantic croaker"

 

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.

Colt Cook, Master's Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Parasite got your tounge? The evolution of life history traits of an Isopod parasitizing Atlantic Croaker"

 

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Lindsay Scheef, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institiute

"Modeling plankton community dynamics from time-series data"

 

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 2:00 p.m.

Wenxian Tan, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institiute

"Southern flounder spawning success is dependent on high sperm motility and abundant membrane progestin receptor-alpha expression on the sperm plasma membrane"

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

"Lessons from Woods Hole and PGRMC1"

 

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 10:00 A.M.

Megan K. Nims, Master's Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Freshwater residency patterns of southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) on the Texas Gulf Coast"

 

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 2:00 p.m.

Harriet Nash, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi-Harte Research Institiute

"Connecting Ecology and Governance in the Gulf of Mexico"

 

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Md. Saydur Rahman, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Reproductive and Molecular Responses of Atlantic croaker to Hypoxia"

 

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Skye Woodcock, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

"Otoliths - It's all in the ear"

 

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Kiersten Madden, Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve

"From Seals to Stewardship: The Story of My Antarctic Adventure"

 

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Tara Connelly, The Univeristy of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Biogeochemistry and trophic ecology in near-bottom waters of the Canadian Beaufort Sea shelf (Arctic Ocean): Combining bulk stable isotopes and lipids."

 

Friday, June 1, 2012 - 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Philip Bucolo, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Responses of two heterokonts to variables throughout their subtidal microenvironments from Western Antarctica and Western Florida"

 

Monday, May 14, 2012 - 3:00 p.m.

Karen Bishop, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Freshwater contributions and nitrogen sources in a South Texas estuarine ecosystem: A time-integrated story from stable isotope ratios in the Eastern Oyster"

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 10:30 a.m.

Joseph Stachelek, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Freshwater inflows in the Nueces Delta, Texas: Impacts on Porewater Salinity and Estimation of Needs"

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.

Il-Nam Kim, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Ocean Biogeochemistry in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, The East/Japan Sea, and the focus on Denitrification"

 

Friday, April 27, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Daniel Johnston, Director, Institute for Neuroscience

"Marine Science and Nueroscience: A perspective from Austin and Woods Hole"

Dr. Dean Appling, Associate Dean, College of Natural Science

"More than just a Powerhouse: A New Role for Mitochondria in Neural Tube Development"

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Alison Macdonald, Research Specialist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

"Hydrographic Syntheses: Towards a Better Understanding of the Role of Circulation in the Ocean Carbon Budget"

 

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Anna Neuheimer, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen

"Linking physiology, ecology & oceanography: Modeling marine organisms in a changing climate"

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. David Kirchman, Professor, University of Delaware

"The meaning of diversity for biogeochemical processes in the oceans"

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Leila Hamdan, Research Microbial Ecologist, US Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Biogeochemistry Section.

"Ocean currents shape the microbiome of methane-containing Arctic marine sediments and waters"

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Amber Hardison, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University.

"Carbon and nitrogen cycling within the sediment microbial community"

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Andrew Esbaugh, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami.

"The evolution of carbon dioxide transport and impacts of a changing environment"

 

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Angela Knapp, Research Assistant Professor, Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry Division, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Univeristy of Miami.

"Testing sensitivities of marine nitrogen fixation: from culture studies to the South Pacific"

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Lee Cooper, Research Professor, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland

"Anthropogenic and natural tracers as guides to Arctic marine change in the 21st Century" 

 

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 1:00 p.m.

Ellen Knapke, Master's Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Influence of the Mississippi River Plume on Diazotroph distributions in the Gulf of Mexico during summer 2011"

Shuting Liu, Doctoral Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Comparison of peptide hydrolysis between oxic and hypoxic waters in the northern Gulf of Mexico"

Il Nam Kim, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Variability of summetime denitrification rates at the "Dead Zone" of the northern Gulf of Mexico: A modeling study using the extended OMP analysis"

John Mohan, Doctoral Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Using otolith chemistry as a novel proxy of hypoxic exposure in a marine fish"

Nathan McTigue, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Trophodynamics and carbon assimilation pathways in the benthic communities in the northeastern Chukchi Sea, Alaska"

 

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Bayani Cardenas, Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

"Groundwater inputs into the coastal ocean: local dynamics and large-scale patterns and implications on material and energy budgets.

Friday, January 13, 2012 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Lee A. Fuiman, Director, Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory, Professor, Department Marine Science, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Non-genetic maternal contributions to larval fish ecological performance"

 

2011

Friday, December 16, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Patrick Hatcher, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Diminion University

"Advances in the non-invasive molecular characterization of humic substances"

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

William B. Ludt, Master's Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science institute

"The effects of sea level fluctuations on coral reef fishes: Genetic differences between outer reef and lagoon  inhabiting wrasses (Genus Halichoeres)"

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Michael L. Brosnahan, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute, "Sex and speciation in a red tide dinoflagellate species complex"

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 11:00 a.m

Amy Pyle, Master's Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Light dependant growth and nitrogen fixation rates in the Hemiaulus haukii and Hemiaulus membranaceus diatom-diazotroph associations"

             

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Matt Khosh, Doctoral Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Dissolved nitrogen seasonal dynamics in Alaskan Arctic streams and rivers"

Claire Griffin, Doctoral Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Freeze-thaw cycle experiments on dissolved organic matter absorbance from Mackenzie River basin"

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Chang Jae Choi, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Cell death in the phytoplankton"

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Zach Darnell, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Linking physiology to conservation of estuarine species"

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Christopher Wilson, Doctoral Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute "The acoustic ecology of submerged macrophytes"

 

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Megan Nims, Master's Student, The Univeristy of Texas at Austin Marine Sciecne Institute

"Use of otolith microchemistry to establish freshwater residency patterns of the southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) on the Gulf Coast of Texas"

Chris Wilson, Doctoral Candidate, The Univeristy of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Using high-frequency acoustics to monitor oxygen evolution in Thalassia testudinum, Halodule wrightii, and Syringodium filiforme"

Joseph Stachelek, Master's Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute "Estimation of freshwater inflow requirements for a semi-arid salt marsh using emergent plants as indicators of ecosystem condition"

Kelly Darnell, Doctoral Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Evidence for turtlegrass fruit and seed consumption by crustaceans"

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Joseph Aizen, Marine Science Institute, “Production, Biochemical Analysis and the Role of Gonadotropins in Tilapia and Carp”

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Rudi Strickler, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, "Observing Copepods interacting with Suspended Oil Droplets: Technology"

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 2:00 p.m.  

Chenan Zhang, MSI, Thesis, "Testosterone acts at the cell surface to induce teleost granulosa/theca cell death via an apoptotic pathway"

Tuesday, Septembet 6, 2011 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Michael Kingsford, School of Marinee and Tropical Biology, James Cook University

"Connectivity of reef fish populations: What happens between hatching and settlement?"

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

REUfest Symposium, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

Maria Neidhardt, REU Student, MSI

"Patterns of nutrient limitation from river to estuary"

Katie Collier, REU Student, MSI

"Abundance and distribution of Trichodesmium in the Gulf of Mexico during the summer of 2011"

Alex Snedeker, REU Student, MSI

"Prokaryotic abundance, salinity gradients, and primary production in the Northern Gulf of Mexico"

Tracy Harvey, REU Student, MSI

"Food availability and egg production in Acartia tonsa"

Sam Baraoidan, REU Student, MSI

"Swimming behavior of the marine isopod Paradella dianae"

Kenna Fowler, REU Student, MSI

"Fiddler Crab Thermoregulation: The relationship between color and temperature"

Christina Teng, REU Student, MSI

"Amino acids in the eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, as a Proxy for reconstructing historic climate patterns in the Texas Coastal Bend Region"

Keya Jackson, REU Student, MSI

"Scales, a non-lethal alternatice to muscle tissue for observing o13C and o15N stable isotopes of Atlantic Croaker"

Winston Anthony, REU Student, MSI

"DNA barcoding for market mis-identification in Port Aransas and Aransas Pass area"

 

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Sally Morehead, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve: A federal and state partnership"

 

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Jianhong Xue,  The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) to study the effect of river discharge on U.S. eastern continental shelf carbon cycling"

 

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Benjamin D. Walther, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Insitute

"Decoding environmental information from biogenic carbonates"

 

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Md. Saydur Rahman, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Lunar synchronization of reproductive rhythms in the coral reef fishes"

 

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Denise Bruesewitz, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Where does it come from, where does it go? Nitrogen dynamics along a river-estuary continuum in the Western Gulf of Mexico"

 

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. James W. McClelland, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Nutrient and organic matter export from watersheds: Sources, Dynamics, and Relevance to biological production in estuarine systems"

 

Friday, June 17, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Deana L. Erdner, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Toxic dinoflagellate blooms: genetic diversity and population dynamics"

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Student Symposium, Maymester 2011, Marine Botany-Mexico

"From cenotes to coral reefs: Undergraduate research studies on the Yucatan Peninsula"

 

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. G. Christopher Shank, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Important photochemical processes in Gulf of Mexico coastal environments"

 

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Tim Shanahan, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences

"Megadroughts, abrupt climate changes and ecosystem feedbacks in the West African monsoon: Insights and surprises from the tropical forest zone'

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Wenxian Tan, Doctoral Student, MSI

"Exposure to chronic hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico significantly decreases the reproductive potential of male Atlantic croaker"

Willian Ludt, Doctoral Student, MSI

"Sea level fluctuations and genetic diversity in two habitats: Comparisons of two lagoon and two seaward reef wrasses (Genus: Halichoeres)"

Moises Bernal, Doctoral Student, MSI

"Phylogeography of Halichoeres claudia and Halichoeres ornatissimus: New insights on patterns of population connectivity across the Central-West Pacific"

Lisa Havel, Doctoral Candidate, MSI

"Larval size influences depth of residence during settlement in red drum"

 

Friday, May 13, 2011 - 3:00 p.m.

Brandi Reese, Texas A&M University-College Station, Department of Oceanography

"Molecular and geochemical characterizations of sulfur and iron reducing populations within coastal environments"

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 2:00 p.m.

Sarah C. Wallace, Graduate Student, MSI

"Spatial and temporal variation in trophic structure of the Nueces Marsh, TX"

Friday, May 6, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Cindy Lee, Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

"How do settling velocity and particle exchange affect particle fluxes?"

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Kevin Briggs, Naval Research Laboratory and Adjunct, University of Southern Mississippi, Departmenet of Marine Science

"Hypoxia effects on processes in muddy sediments in the northern Gulf of Mexico"

 

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Matt Johnson, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Harte Research Institiute.

"Tiny bubbles and big fish: Using new technology to better understand barotrauma in the red snapper fishery"

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:00 a.m.

Matt Khosh, Doctoral Student, MSI

"Seasonal variability of dissolved organic carbon and total dissolved nitrogen in Arctic headwater streams"

Il-Nam Kim, Doctoral Candidate, MSI

"Variability of denitrification flux estimated by the extended Optimum Multi-Parameter (OMP) analysis at the "Dead Zone" of the northern Gulf of Mexico"

Amy Pyle, Master's Student, MSI

"Examination of diurnal variation in nitrogen fixation rates of three diatom species and their associated endosymbiotic diazotrophs"

William Ludt, Doctoral Student, MSI

"Evolutionary consequences of hybridization in Pygmy Angelfishes"

Chenan Zhang, Master's Student, MSI

"Testosterone induces membrane-mediated cell death via an apoptotic pathway in the granulosa/theca cells of the Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulates"

Moises Bernal, Doctoral Student, MSI

"The Genomic View of Speciation: Trying to explain speciation in a non-sexy Coral Reef Fish"

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 1:00 p.m.

Brad J. Gemmell, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"Evasion from Predation: The perilous life of planktonic copepods throughout development"

Tuesday April 19, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Pablo Munguia, MSI, Department of Marine Science

Life histories and their role in population and community-level dynamics"

 Friday, April 15, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Anna Armitage, Texas A&M University-Galveston, Department of Marine Biology

"Using ecological principles to define habitat restoration success"

 

Thursday, April, 14, 2011 - 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Pat Glibert, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory

"Eutrophication, ecological stoichiometry and aquatic food webs: The San Francisco Estuary example"

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 11:00 a.m

Dr. Tom Shirley, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, College of Science and Technology

"Condominiums of the deep-sea: octocorals as essentil habitat"

 

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Luiz Rocha, MSI, Department of Marine Science

"Reef fish phylogeography: past, present and future"

 

Friday, April 1, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Kestrel Perez, School of Marine Science and Atmospheric Science, University of Stony Brook

"Evolution of size in fishes: evaluating natural selection for size and prolonged growth trade-offs"

 

Monday, March 21, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Stephen J. O'Brien, NCI-Laboratory of Genomic Diversity

"A moving landscape for comparative genomics in mammals"

 

Friday, March 11, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Nathan McTigue, Ph.D. Candidate, MSI

"Food web dynamics in the Chukchi Sea shelf benthic communities using stable C and N isotopes"

Sarah Wallace, Masters Student, MSI

"Seasonal shifts in organic carbon sources to a subtropical salt marsh food web"

Kelly Darnell, Ph.D. Candidate, MSI

"Evidence for turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seed consumption by the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus)"

Chris Wilson, Ph.D. Candidate, MSI

"Hear No Evil: Do seagrasses provide an acoustic refuge for fish?"

Colt Cook, Ph.D. Candidate, MSI

"Sucking the life out:potential ecosystem-level effects of parasites in estuarine habitats"

Karen Bishop, Masters Candidate, MSI

"Freshwater inflow as a nitrogen source to San Antonio Bay and the Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reservce"

Joseph Stachelek, Masters Candidate, "Porewater salinity dynamics within emergent salt marsh vegetation" 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Karin E. Limburg, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY

"Neolithic vs. Modern Baltic Sea Cod Fisheries: Shifting baselines and environmental change"

 

Friday, March 4, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Jesse McNinch, Director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility, Duck, North Carolina

"Chasing storms: Unraveling the physics behind coastal vulnerabilities"

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Terry Quinn, The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Department of Geological Sciences

"Tales of the South Pacific in the Common Era: A Climate Proxy Perspective

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Larry Mayer, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine

"Light and particulate organic matter: The deconstruction side of the equation"

 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Houshuo Jiang, Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

"Toward a mechanistic understanding of the jumping behavior of copepods"

 

2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 10:00 a.m.

Geoffrey M. Hensgen, Ph. D. Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute

"The effects of habitat fragmentation on the abundance and difersity of small nekton in subtropical seagrass meadows"

 

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 2:00 p.m.

Avier J. Montalvo, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute 

"Sex determination in southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) from the Texas Gulf Coast and implications of climate change" '

 

Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:00 a.m.

Richard J. Kline, Ph. D. Candidate. The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute "Hormonal correlates of coloration and sexual change in the hermaphrodite grouper, Espinephelus adscensionis"

Monday, November 1, 2010 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. George H. Ward, Research Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Center for Research in Water Resources

"Sweltering, swilling, and freshwater flows to the Texas coast (Potential impacts of climate)"

 

Friday, October 29, 2010 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Claire Griffin, Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Late summer variability of dissolved organic matter in the Kolyma River observed using satellite imagery"

 

Brad Gemmell, Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Escaping from predation at low Reynolds number: A compensatory mechanism"

 

Wenxian Tan, Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The involvement of the PI3K/Akt pathway in modulating sperm hypermotility in Atlantic croaker sperm"

 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute REUfest Symposium 2010

 

Stephanie Kronstadt, 9:00 a.m.

"Color change and thermoregulation in the Fiddler Crab, Uca panacea"

 

Allison Johnson, 9:20 a.m.

"N2-Fixation in Hemiaulus hauckii's Diazotrophic Symbiont: Richelia intracellularis"

 

Dietrich Epp Schmidt, 9:40 a.m.

"Peptide Hydrolysis rates vary with oxygen level and size"

 

Steven Cao, 10:00 a.m.

"Water exchange between San Antonio Bay and Aransas Bay"

 

Laura Ortiz-Malave, 10:40 a.m.

"The effect of growth rate and growth stage on rRNA gene copy number in Alexandrium tamarense"

 

Jeffrey Obelcz, 11:00 a.m.

"Dissolved organic carbon and colored dissolved organic matter cycling within the Nueces marsh"

 

Kimberly Bittler, 11:20 a.m.

"Water quality of the Port Aransas Marina and MANERR in summer 2009 and 2010"

 

Jillian Rowley, 11:40 a.m.

The use of stable isotope ratio profiles as proxies for reconstructing estuarine environments using the shells of the easter oyster, Crassostrea virginica"

 

Monday, August 9, 2010 - 3:30 p.m.

Colbi Brown, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute -Thesis

"A multi-year study of summer diatom blooms in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre."

 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 1:00 p.m

Dr. Pablo Munguia, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The curious lives of isopods: alternative mating strategies, harems and invasion success." 

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 1:00 p.m.

Christine Wenk, University of Basel; Institute for Environmental Geosciences

"The isotopic imprint of fixed nitrogen elimination in the redox transition zone of Lake Lugano, Switzerland"

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010- 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Denise Bruesewitz, Postdoctoral Scholar, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"An examination of agricultural and geothermal nutrient inputs to the Rotorua Lakes, New Zealand"

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 2:00 p.m.

Rick Kline, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"A tale of two hormones: social hierarchy and sex change in the rock hind grouper"

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Lee Fuiman, Chair, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Economy of Scale: The world's largest fish closely manages its swinging costs"

 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Cecile Jauzein, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Nitrogen and phosphorus nutrition of Alexandrium catenella, a toxic microalgae booming in Thau lagoon (France) waters"

 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. James W. McClelland, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Land-sea coupling in the Arctic"

 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. G. Christopher Shank, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Corals and Global Change"

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Deana L. Erdner, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Toxic dinoflagellate blooms: Genetic diversity & population dynamics"

 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 1:00 pm

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

"Isotope geochemistry and fish migration: a case study from tropical Australia."

 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Dr. John Cullen, Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

"Optical observation of biological variability in the ocean: Fifty years of progress."

 

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Candace Peyton, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute - Thesis

"Involvement of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling in estrogen inhibition of oocyte maturation mediated through G protein- coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER) in zebrafish (Danio rerio)."

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Marco Agostoni, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute - Thesis

"Genetic analysis of nitrogen assimilation in the Texas brown tide Aureoumbra lagunensis."

 

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute Graduate Student Research Symposium

 

Nathan McTigue, 8:30 am

"Food web dynamics and ecosystem perspectives in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska."

 

Laura Ryckman, 8:45 am

"Effects of low dissolved oxygen concentrations and ammonium on reproduction in harpacticoid copepod populations."

 

Chris Wilson, 9:00 am

"Assessing the potential environmental impact of an offshore drilling platform prior to trans-continental relocation."

 

Sarah Wallace, 9:15 am

"The effects of natural and anthropogenic hydrologic changes on carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a subtropical estuarine food web."

 

Geoff Hensgen, 9:45 am

"The effects of habitat fragmentation on the abundance, species richness and diversity of small nekton in suptropical seagrass meadows."

 

Colbi Brown, 10:00 am

"Inter-annual variability between summer diatom blooms in the north pacific subtropical gyre."

 

Brad Gemmell, 10:15 am

"Separating metabolic and viscosity effects of temperature change on the escape swimming copepod nauplii (Avartia tonsa) using high speed 3D holographic video techniques."

 

Amy Pyle, 10:30 am

"Spatial and temporal variability of Hemiaulus spp. at the Port Aransas ship channel site of the Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve."

 

Lisa Havel, 11:00 am

"Habitat selection of a subtropical estuarine fish: preliminary results and future research."

 

Avier Montalvo, 11:15 am

"Temperature dependent sex determination in southern flounder from the Aransas-Copano bay system and implications of climate change."

 

Chenan Zhang, 11:30

"Role of a membrane androgen receptor in testosterone protection against granulose/theca cell death in the atlantic croaker, Micropognoias undulatus."

 

Il-Nam Kim, 11:45

"Two different types of Antarctic bottom water (AABW) in the South Pacific Ocean observed from P6 of the us CO2/repeat hydrography program in 2009."

 

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Dr. Michael Hellberg, Louisiana State University

"Tegula tango: the frenzied sex (protein) dance of a modest marine snail."

 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 8:00 am

Laura Ryckman, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute - Dissertation

"Sub-Lethal Effects of Hypoxia on Harpacticoid Copepod Reproduction."

 

Monday, April 26, 2010 - 10:30 am

Dr. Mari Moren, National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research

"Larval fish nutrition, -hypothesis testing using copepods as the Golden Standard"

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Dr. Christian Tipsmark, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

"Environmental and endocrine regulation of ion and water balance in fishes."

 

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Dr. Stephen M. Shuster, Northern Arizona University

"A Tale of two isopods: Studies in sexual behavior."

 

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Dr. Matthew Craig, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

"From Macro to Micro: An Evolutionary History of the Groupers."

 

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 3:00 pm

2010 Ocean Sciences Preview, with presentations by:

 

Il Nam Kim, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Analysis of East/Japan Sea Intermediate Water and its physicochemical features from OMP analysis."

 

Colbi Brown, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Characterization and diversity of two summer diatom bloom events in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre."

 

Nathan McTigue, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Ecosystem characteristics based in benthic biomass, density and stable isotopic signatures from Chukchi Sea cruise COMIDA."

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 11:00 am

Dr. Craig Sullivan, North Carolina State University

"Molecular Biology of Yolk Maturation in Teleost Fishes: What Makes a Good Egg?"

 

2009

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 11:00 am

Dr. Ethan B. Kapstein, The University of Texas at Austin, Slick Professor of International Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Dennis O'Connor Regent's Professor of Business, McCombs School of Business

"Marine Policy at UT-Austin: Some Preliminary Reflections."

 

Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dr. Kurt Gamperl, Memorial University of Newfoundland

"An integrative, Mechanistic Approach to Determining how North Atlantic Fishes Respond to Environmental Challenge."

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 1:30pm

Megan Fencil, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute - Dissertation

"Effects of post-settlement habitat use and biotic interactions on survival of the seagrass-associated fish red drum Sciaenops ocellatus."

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Dr. Toshihiro Horiguchi, National Institute for Environmental Studies

"Endocrine disruption caused by organotin compounds in gastropod mollusks: from a molecular mechanism to population level effects."

 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Shinnosuke Nakayama, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute - Dissertation

"Intraspecific competition among early life stages and the optimal spawning strategy of red drum (Sciapenops ocellatus)".

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Penny Swanson, Northwest Fisheries Science Center

"Effects of body growth on age of puberty in fish and potential endocrine mechanisms".

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 8:20 to 11:30 am

 

Rachel Mills, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Differences in nutrient export in two Texas watersheds due to land use and land cover change."

 

Marco Agostoni, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Gene expression of ammonium transporter and urease C subunit in the Texas brown tide Aureombra lagunensis."

 

Daniel George Adams, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Characterization of dissolved organic matter in the Florida Keys ecosystem."

 

Jena Campbell, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The role of Noctiluca scintillans and Protoceratium sp. grazing in harmful algal bloom dynamics."

 

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

"Involvement of the bg-subunits of a G-protein in the mediation of sperm hypermotility in Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus."

 

Candace Peyton, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Low levels of the environment endocrine disruptor Bisphenol A inhibit oocyte maturation in fish via a non-genomic mechanism."

 

Rick Kline, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"A new social order: the role of the vasotocin receptor in the sex change of grouper."

 

Friday, October 30, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Ahmad Slaimeh, Institute of Research for Technology Development, University of Kentucky

"Real Time Quantification of Antibacterial Activity Using a Novel Calorimetric Infrared Thermography (CIRT) approach."

 

Tuesday, October 27,  2009 - 3:30 pm

Chris Wilson, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Exploring the unique acoustic characteristics of seagrass tissue."

 

Rae Mooney, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Dynamics of Particulate Organic Carbon Concentrations and Stable Isotope Ratios During and After Storm Events in the Mission-Aransas NERR"

 

Sarah Wallace, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Amplification of Wastewater 15N Signatures in an Estuarine Food Web Under Drought Conditions in a Subtropical Marsh Ecosystem"

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Dr. Craig Sullivan, North Carolina State University

"Teleost oocyte growth:  Vitellogenesis & cytoplasmic maturation."

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Mark Meekan, Australian Institute of Marine Science & The University of Western Australia

"Is the world's largest fish getting smaller?"

 

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 1:30 p.m.

Barrett Fines, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute - Thesis

"Chitinase and digestibility of chitin in the digestive tract of juvenile cobia, Rachycentron canadum"

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 11:00 a.m.

Rae Mooney, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute - Thesis

"Watershed export events and ecosystem responses in the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve"

 

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.

Afonso Souza, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute - Dissertation

"Activity and kinetics of microbial extracellular enzymes in organic-poor sands of a South Texas estuary"

 

Monday, April 27, 2009 - 11:00 a.m.

Christa Smith, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute - Thesis

"Nitrogen nutrition of Alexandrium tamarense: using δ15N to track nitrogen source used for growth"

 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Jim Cloern, United States Geological Survey

"The Altered States of San Francisco Bay: Surprises from 3 Decades of Observation"

 

Monday, March 2, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Qian Li, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego

"Biogeochemical Dynamics of Nutrients in Marine Ecosystem: from Observation to Model"

 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Susan Lang, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

"Organic matter characterization as a window into contrasting ecosystems: examples from Lost City

Hydrothermal Field and San Francisco Bay and Delta."

 

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Zhanfei Liu, Old Dominion University

"The importance of three-dimensional structure in diagenesis of organic matter in marine environment."

 

Monday, February 16, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Thomas Ghiring, Florida State University

"Nitrogen cycling in the sandy seafloor - are the essential players hidden in plain view?"

 

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 11:00 a.m. – Dissertation

Michael Rasser, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The role of biotic and abiotic processes in the zonation of salt marsh plants in the Nueces River Delta, Texas."

 

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.

Thomas M. Grothues, Research Assistant Professor, Rutgers University Marine Field Station

"Fish migration through two small estuaries: What do local views teach us about a regional phenomenon?"

 

Monday, January 12, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.

R. Brian Langerhans, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oklahoma Biological Station

"Predicting evolution in a genus of livebearing fish."

 

Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.

Michael Tobler, Lecturer, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Texas A&M University

"Life in extremeenvironments: Ecological and evolutionary consequences."

 

Monday, January 5, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Benjamin D. Walther, Postdoctoral Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australian National University

"Tracking fish migrations and pulse-press events using otolith microchemistry: Case studies from the North Atlantic and the Great Barrier Reef"

 

2008

 

Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 2:00 p.m. – Thesis

Kathleen Swanson, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The 2008 Dinophysis bloom along the Texas coast: distribution and toxicity"

 

Friday, November 21, 2008 - 11:00 a.m. – Thesis

Travis Tidwell, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The feeding ecology of larval billfishes (Family: Istiophoridae) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico."

 

Friday, November 14, 2008 - 11:00 a.m. – Thesis

Sobhi Mohanty, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Octopus bimaculoides and the tentacles of mating system dynamics" 

 

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 1:00 p.m.

Laura Ryckman, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Effects of seasonal hypoxia on harpacticoid copepod community structure in the northern Gulf of Mexico."

 

Katie Swanson, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The 2008 Dinophysis bloom along the Texas coast: distribution and toxicity."

 

Rae Mooney, Graduate Student, Marine Science Institute

"Nitrogen dynamics during and after storm events in the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve."

 

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Colin Bates, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

“Antarctic marine mammals: a natural history."

 

Friday, August 20, 2008 - 10:00 a.m. – Thesis

Lucia Upchurch, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Geochemical Characterization of Hydrothermal Plume Fluids from the Gakkel Ridge, Arctic Ocean."

 

Monday, August 11, 2008 - 9:00 a.m. - Dissertation

Ken Webb, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Cholecystokinin and the Ontogeny of Digestion in the Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)."

 

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 3:00 p.m. - Dissertation

Andy Evans, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

“Evidence supporting a dual glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid role for the elasmobranch steroid 1 α-hydroxycorticosterone"

 

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 1:00 p.m.

Shinnosuke Nakayama, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The downside of batch spawning: interference competition for food in young red drum"

 

Kenneth Webb, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Postprandial cholecystokinin and trypsin responses of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)."

 

Friday, July 25, 2008 - 9:00 a.m. - Dissertation

Scott Applebaum, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Regulation of elements of the thyroid and corticosteroid systems by stress, hormone treatment, and atrazine during ontogeny of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)."

 

Friday, July 11, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.

Brian Fry, Ph.D., Louisiana State University

"Adventures in Isotopia, the Wide Pacific and Beyond"

 

Friday, June 27, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.

Adriana Reza, Environmental Discovery Center Assistant, Texas State Aquarium

"Dancing with the Sea Stars: Marine Education"

 

Friday, June 20, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.

Barbara Dorf, Ph.D., Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

"Thirty Years of Texas Coastal Fisheries: How are the Data Collected and Used?"

 

Friday, June 13, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.

Kiersten Madden, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute, Mission-Aransas NERR

"From Seals to Stewardship: What Can I do with a Degree in Marine Science"

 

Friday, June 6, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.

Daniel J. Heilman, P.E., Coastal Technical Manager, HDR/Shiner Moseley

"Restoration of Intertidal Wetlands: Blending Biology, Coastal Science, and Engineering"

 

Monday, May 19, 2008 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Matt Picha, North Carolina State University

"Characterization of compensatory growth in hybrid striped bass: hormones and mechanisms"

 

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 2:00 p.m. - Thesis

Leah Hurley, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Spatial variability in the stable isotope and lipid composition of coral tissues (Porites compressa)"

 

Friday, May 2, 2008 - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Mario Giordano, Universita Politecnica della Marche, Ancona Italy - Schweppe Speaker

"Responding to environmental changes: the role of homeostasis in the ecology and evolution of phytoplankton."

 

Friday, April 25, 2008 - 11:00 a.m. - Dissertation

Gwen Dressing, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Membrane progestin receptor expression, signaling and function in reproductive somatic cells of female vertebrates."

 

Monday, April 14, 2008 - 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Roger Hanlon, MBL

"Mechanisms and principles of animal camouflage, exemplified by rapid adaptive coloration of cephalopods."

 

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Ione Hunt von Herbing, University of North Texas

"Fueling the Fire for Growth: Feeding Development & Metabolism in Fishes"

 

Friday, March 21, 2008 - 3:45 p.m.

Dr. John Godwin, University of North Carolina - Schweppe Speaker

"Neuroendocrine mechanisms mediating aggression and sexual behavior in a sex-changing coral reef fish"

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Rebecca J. Gast, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - Schweppe Speaker

"Results from Ocean and Human Health Studies: Pathogens and Parasites in the Marine Environment"

 

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 2:00 p.m.

Aaron Watson, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Energy Budget of Early Juvenile Cobia, (Rachycentron canadum)"

 

Monday, February 25, 2008 - 12:30 p.m.

Astrid Johannsen, GKSS-Institute for Coastal Research

"Nitrogen cycling in German rivers discharging into the North Sea - Assessment by means of stable nitrate isotopes"

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Molly Cummings, The University of Texas at Austin, Integrative Biology

"Poison and Passion: Mechanisms of anti-predatory and preference behavior in frogs and fishes"

 

Monday, February 18, 2008 - 12:30 p.m.

Elin Kjorsvik

"Variability in Cod (Gadus morhua) Egg Quality"

 

Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 4:00 p.m.

Aaron Watson, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Energy Budget of Early Juvenile Cobia, Rachycentron canadum"

 

Lindsay Rawlinson, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The effects of abrupt salinity changes and prolonged exposure to low salinities on growth, survival, and NA+?K+ ATPase activity in post-metamorphic juvenile Southern Flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma"

 

Adam Hughes, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Can coral eat their way back to good health? A mechanism for post bleaching resilience"

 

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Bill Miller, The University of Georgia - Schweppe Speaker

"Tales of Marine Photochemistry and UltraViolet Optics from Space"

 

Monday, January 28, 2008 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Erik Cordes, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

"How organisms shape their environment from the microbe to the ecosystem"

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Pablo Munguia, Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

"Species rarity and diversity patterns of Pen shell (Atrina rigida) communities"

 

Monday, January 14, 2008 - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Sarah L. Mincks, Presidential IPY Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Alaska, Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

"From the ends of the Earth: High-latitude ecology in a global context" 

 

2007

 

Monday, December 10, 2007 - 3:00 p.m. - Thesis

Caleb Harris, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Examination of the role of different classes of progesterone receptors in oocyte maturation in zebrafish, Danio rerio"  

 

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Myron Peck, Center for Marine and Atmospheric Climate Research, Institute of Hydrobiology and Fisheries Research, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

“From experiments to models: linking environmental factors and the vital rates of clupeid fish in the Baltic and North seas."

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Hans A. Hofmann, The University of Texas at Austin, Section of Integrative Biology, Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Institute for Neuroscience

"A molecular systems analysis of social behavior in African cichlid fishes"

 

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Michael Miller, Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Nakano, Tokyo

"Fish ecology research in three oceans: from estuarine dependence to long larval migrations"

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Luiz A. Rocha, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii

"Ecology and the evolution of coral reef fishes"

 

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 11:00 a.m.

Rae Mooney, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Watershed export events and ecosystem responses in the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve"

 

Katie Swanson, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"A proposal: identifying toxin production in Gambierdiscus toxicus collected from the Gulf of Mexico

 

Aaron Watson, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Energy budget of early juvenile cobia, Rachycentron canadum"

 

Monday, November 12, 2007 - 1:30 p.m.

Laura Ryckman, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Effects of hypoxia on harpacticoid copepod reproduction in the Northern Gulf of Mexico"

 

Lucia Upchurch, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Preliminary characterization of hydrothermal plumes at 85N, 85E on the Gakkel Ridge, Arctic Ocean"

 

Travis Tidwell, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Distribution and feeding ecology of larval billfish in the Northern Gulf of Mexico"

 

Monday, October 29, 2007 - 12:30 p.m.

Afonso Souza, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Microbial potential enzyme activity and kinetics in organic-poor estuarine sediments"

 

Monday, October 29, 2007 - 1:30 p.m.

Leah Hurley, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Spatial variability in Delta13C and Delta15N in tissues of the Hawaiian Coral, Porites compressa"

 

Friday, September 21, 2007 - 1:00 p.m. -Dissertation

Kiersten Madden, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Foraging behavior of free-ranging Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) in the Antarctic fast-ice environment"

 

Friday, August 24, 2007 - 3:45 p.m. - Thesis

Ananyo Banerjee, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Molecular cloning of FSH and LH β subunits and their regulation by estrogen in Atlantic croaker"

 

Friday, August 3, 2007 - 3:30 p.m. - Thesis

Charles Foster, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Population and migration trends of coastal birds on Mustang Island, Texas"

 

Friday, July 27, 2007 - 1:00 p.m. - Dissertation

Christopher Tubbs, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Mechanisms of progestin-stimulated sperm hypermotility in two teleosts: the Atlantic croaker and the southern flounder"

 

Friday, July 27, 2007 - 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Andrea C. Gore, Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, The University of Texas at Austin

"Transgenerational endocrine disrupting chemical actions on reproductive physiology and behavior"

 

Friday, June 29, 2007 - 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Adam D. Hughes, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Sea Bed Scrapers and Shapers: Urchins in Control?"

 

Friday, June 22, 2007 - 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Hedy Edmonds, Associate Professor/Research Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"How AMORE led me to AGAVE: a preview of the 2007 Arctic Gakkel Vents Expedition"

 

Friday, June 15, 2007 - 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Ed Buskey, Professor/Research Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The role of environmental hydrodynamics in mediating planktonic predator-prey interactions"

 

Friday, June 8, 2007 - 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Christopher Shank, Assistant Professor/Research Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter Cycling in the Florida Keys "

 

Friday, June 1, 2007 - 3:45 p.m.

Megan Fencil, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Importance of seagrass nursery habitat to estuarine-dependent organisms with emphasis on red drum Sciaenops ocellatus."

 

Friday, May 25, 2007 - 10:45 a.m.

Professor Robert Heath, Kent State University

"Phosphorus Dynamics in Lake Erie"

 

Monday, May 7, 2007 - 12:30 p.m.

Robinson W. "Wally" Fulweiler, Ph.D., Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

"Climate Change Impacts on Benthic-Pelagic Coupling and the Biogeochemistry of Narragansett Bay, R.I."

 

Monday, April 23, 2007 -  9:30 a.m.

Dr. Harold Zakon, The University of Texas at Austin, Section of Neurobiology & Institute for Neuroscience

"Molecular evolution of sodium channel genes in fishes: two stories"

 

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Graham Young, University of Washington - Schweppe Speaker

"Environmental and endocrine regulation of the ovary: salmonid and freshwater eel models"

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Wei-Jun Cai, The University of Georgia - Schweppe Speaker

"Synthesis of air-sea CO2 exchange in a few western boundary current shelves"

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Ed Malkiel, Johns Hopkins University - Schweppe Speaker

"Holographic Views of the Plankton World"

 

Monday, February 26, 2007 - 9:00 a.m.

Holt Lab Mini-symposium:

 

Jeff Kaiser, Research Scientist Associate, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Offshore Mariculture in Texas: Past, Present and Future."

 

Rick Kline, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The Effect of Fish and Androgens on the Sexual Inversion of Sevenband Grouper, Epinephelus Septemfasciatus."

 

Aaron Watson, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Marine Ornamental Culture at University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute."

 

Ken Webb, Graduate Student, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Growth of Juvenile Cobia, Rachycentron Canadum, at Three Different Densities In a Recirculating Aquaculture System."

 

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. J. Kevin Craig, Nicholas School of the Environmental and Earth Sciences, Duke University Marine Laboratory & Department of Zoology, Center for Marine Science and Technology, North Carolina State University

"Hypoxia, Fish, and Fisheries: Linking Anthropogenic Environmental Change to Upper Trophic Levels"

 

Monday, February 19, 2007 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Greg Stunz, TAMU-CC, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies

"Establishing linkages between marine habitats and fisheries productivity"

 

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Ian Hewson, Department of Ocean Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz

"From viruses to eddies: The emerging story of marine microbial biogeography"

 

Monday, February 12, 2007 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Edna Granéli, Marine Sciences Dept., Kalmar University, Sweden

"Top-down bottom-up control of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)"

 

Monday, February 12, 2007 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Eric Saillant, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, TAMU, College Station

"Application of molecular-genetic markers to conservation of marine and freshwater fishes"

 

Monday, February 5, 2007 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Amy Townsend-Small, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Riverine fluxes of carbon and nutrients to the Arctic Ocean"

 

Monday, January 22, 2007 - 9:00 a.m.

Dr. Johannes Hagström, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Fate of marine algal toxins in presence of bacteria and mussel or copepod fecal matter"

 

2006

 

Monday, December 11, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Danny Reible, PhD, PE, DEE, NAE, Bettie Margaret Smith Chair of Environmental Health Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

"Defining the Availability of Organic Contaminants in Sediments"

 

Monday, December 4, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Reynaldo Patiño, Professor and Unit Leader, USGS Texas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

"Thyroid endocrine disruption in fish and its effects on development and reproduction"

 

Friday, December 1, 2006 - 4:00 p.m. – Thesis

Megan L. Noel, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The effect of stress on steroidogenic gene expression in the Atlantic stingray (Dasyatis sabina) brain"

 

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Xiaohong Gu, Professor of Zooplankton Community Structure, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, Jiangsu, P.R. China

"Changes in the Abundance of the Dominant Commercial Fishes in Lake Taihu: Impacts of Fishing and Environmental Changes"

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Anne Magurran, University of St. Andrews

"Sex and speciation in guppies"

 

Monday, October 30, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Gilbert Rowe, Texas A&M University Galveston

"Structure and Function in Benthic Communities of the Deep Gulf of Mexico"

 

Friday, October 27, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Mikhail V. Matz, Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin

"How corals got their colors"

 

Monday, October 23, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Robert Scott, Institute of Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin

"How North Atlantic warming is affecting hurricane activity"

 

Monday, October 9, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Alfredo F. Ojanguren, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Sexual stereotypes: attractiveness and promiscuity (in a fish)"

 

Monday, September 25, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Brian Arbic, The University of Texas at Austin

"Forward modeling of the global oceanic tides, barotropic and baroclinic, in the present and in the ice ages"

 

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Delbert 'Lee' Smee, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-CC

"The ecology of yikes! Environmental forces alter prey perception of predators"

 

Friday, August 25, 2006 - 3:45 p.m. - Thesis

Lucia Beatriz Carreon Martinez, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Development of a multiplex PCR assay for identification of sciaenid eggs"

 

Friday, July 28, 2006 - 4:00 p.m. - Thesis

Eve Robinson, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The turbulent lives of copepods: how flow over a coral reef affects their ability to detect predators"

 

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 10:00 a.m. - Thesis

Harris Muhlstein, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Comparison of growth rate and efficiency of the Texas Brown tide alga Aureoumbra lagunensis grown on DON and DIN"

 

Monday, July 10, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. John A. Schetz, Department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center

"Environment-friendly aquatic antifoulants: biotechnology that's hot"

 

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 4:00 p.m. - Thesis

Summer Martin, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"An Assessment of Seagrass and Tidal Flat Recovery from Anthropogenic Physical Disturbance Events along the Padre Island National Seashore"

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Lee A. Fuiman & Kiersten Madden, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Foraging behavior of Weddell Seals diving in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica"

 

Friday, June 16, 2006 - 11:00 a.m. - Thesis

Julie Kinsey, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Response of benthic macroinvertebrate communities to inflow in the Lavaca-Colorado Estuary"

 

Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 4:00 p.m. - Thesis

Kimberly LeRoy, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Alterations in Thyroid Hormone Status in Atlantic Croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) Exposed to Aroclor 1254 and Selected PCB Congeners"

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 10:30 a.m. - Schweppe Speaker

Dr. Robert C. Rhew, University of California at Berkeley

"One if by land, two if by sea: The "missing" source of atmospheric methyl halides"

 

Monday, April 24, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Adam G. Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Texas A& M University - College Station

"The evolution of male pregnancy in seahorses and pipefishes"

 

Friday, April 14, 2006 - 10:00 a.m. - Dissertation

Amy Townsend-Small, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in the Peruvian Andean Amazon"

 

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 2:00 p.m. - Thesis

Terry Palmer, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Initial Effects of Opening Packery Channel on Estuarine Macrofauna in Corpus Christi Bay"

 

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 10:30 a.m. - Schweppe Speaker

Dr. Roy L. Caldwell, University of California at Berkeley

"Mantis Shrimp: Still the Fastest Claw in the West"

 

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Norma L. Fowler, Section of Integrative Biology, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

"Two Invasive Plants of Central Texas: Causes, Consequences, and (maybe) Control"

 

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 10:00 a.m. - Schweppe Speaker

Dr. Cynthia H. Pilskaln, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

"Particle, Plankton, and Nutrient Dynamics in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre: Revising a Paradigm with In-Situ Imaging Technology"

 

Monday, April 3, 2006 - 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Antonietta Quigg, Phytoplankton Dynamics Laboratory, Departments of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Texas A&M University-Galveston

"Elemental signatures: Linking evolutionary forces and ecological success"

 

Monday, March 6, 2006, 4:00 p.m. - Schweppe Speaker

Dr. Hans W. Paerl, Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, UNC-CH Institute of Marine Sciences, Morehead City, NC

"Microalgal indicators of ecological change in estuaries: Scaling up from molecular to regional studies"

 

Thursday, February 2, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Emilio Mayorga, Surface Water Management Division, Snohomish County, WA

"Carbon across Amazonian and Andean rivers: A bird's eye view rooted in carbon isotopes"

 

Monday, January 30, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

Dr. G. Christopher Shank, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, Georgia

"The importance of CDOM in coastal waters: Case studies in Cu cycling and coral ecology"

 

Thursday, January 26, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Stephen Opsahl, Jones Ecological Research Center

"Biogeochemical cycling of terrestrial carbon in aquatic systems"

 

Monday, January 23, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Ying Chen, Stanford University

"Atmospheric dry deposition of nutrients to the oceanic ecosystem"

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 1:30 p.m. - Doctoral Dissertation Defense

John A. Breier, Jr., The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Quantifying Submarine Discharges to Texas Coastal Bend Estuaries"  

 

2005

 

Monday, December 12, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Alejandro (Alex) H. Orsi, Texas A&M University-College Station

"Characteristics of the Antarctic Slope Current and Front in the Ross Sea"

 

Thursday, December 8, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

James Orpwood, Postdoctoral Research, Biodiversity and Ecological Processes Research Group, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Wales, UK

"Aspects of refuge-use among stream-dwelling Atlantic salmon"

 

Monday, December 5, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Richard Watson, Graduate of University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, TX

"Protect the Natural Dune Seawall, Our First Line of Defense Against Hurricanes"

 

Monday, November 28, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Leszek Karczmarski, Assistant Professor, Institute of Marine Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX

"Social Dynamics of Insular Delphinid Population:  The Spinner Dolphin Model"

 

Monday, November 21, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Troy Mutchler, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Response of epiphyte and seagrass communities to fertilization"

 

Friday, November 18, 2005, 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Stephen Carini, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

"A Biogeochemical and Molecular Ecological Study of Aerobic Methane- and Ammonia-Oxidation in Mono Lake, CA, USA"

 

Monday, November 14, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Richard J. McLaughlin, Endowed Chair, Marine Policy and Law, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

"Emerging Energy Technologies in the Gulf of Mexico: Legal and Policy Considerations"

 

Monday, October 31, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Raymond S. Porter, Ph.D. Candidate with Professor David Crews, Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin

"Temperature-dependent sex determination in the red-eared slider turtle"

 

Monday, October 10, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Thomas C. Shirley, Endowed Chair, Biodiversity & Conservation Science, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

"Invertebrate Assemblages on Deep Sea Corals"

 

Monday, October, 3, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Danny D. Reible, Bettie Margaret Smith Chair of Environmental Health Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

"Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation of PAHs from Contaminated Sediment"

 

Monday, August 15, 2005, 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Robert A. Duke, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Music, College of Fine Arts, Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor in Music and Distinguished Teaching Professor, Ph.D.

"Why Students Don't Learn What We Think We Teach"

 

Friday, August 5, 2005, 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Chris Finelli, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

"Water flow flux and the ecology of marine benthos"

 

Wednesday, August 3, 2005, 10:00 a.m. - Thesis

Brie Sarkisian, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"From viscous to inertial forces:  Defining the limits of hydrodynamic forces on larval swimming"

 

Friday, July 8, 2005, 1:15 p.m. - Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Marc Russell, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Net Ecosystem Metabolism in Texas Shallow Water Estuaries:  An Indicator of Freshwater Inflow Effects, Scales of Variability, and Changes due to Climate and Watershed Development"

 

Thursday, June 30, 2005, 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Deana Erdner, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Molecular Ecology and Physiology of Toxic Dinoflagellates"

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2005, 1:15 p.m. - Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Christa L. Speekmann, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Use of RNA:DNA Ratios for Assessing Secondary Production of Planktonic Food Webs:  Effects of Temperature, Salinity, Food and Heavy Metals"

 

Monday, May 9, 2005, 10:45 a.m.

Dr. P.V. Sundareshwar, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

"Phosphorus a Master Element?!"

 

Friday, May 6, 2005, 1:15 p.m. - Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Margaret C. Pace, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Oocyte Maturation in Sciaenid Fishes"

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2005, 10:45 a.m.

Dr. James McClelland, Marine Biological Laboratory

"Land-sea Coupling in the Arctic: Responses and Feedbacks to Global Change"

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Ken Webb, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Developing an Artificial Diet for First Feeding Marine Larvae:  Impact of Cholecystokinin on Pancreatic Enzymes and Assimilation"

 

Terry Palmer, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Impact of Packery Channel on Benthic Macrofauna in Mollie Beattie Coastal Habitat, Corpus Christi Bay"

 

Monday, April 25, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Timothy Dellapenna, Texas A&M University - Galveston

"Alteration of the lower shoreface during hurricane impact and the subsequent recovery: a case study of the impact of Hurricane Claudette (2003) on Matagorda Penninsula"

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Gwen Dressing, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Rapid actions of progestins on the follicular cells of the Atlantic croaker"

 

Maelanie Galima, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

“Characterization of the GnRH System in the Brain and Pituitary of the Spotted Seatrout"

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2005, 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Edward T. Baker, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory  

"The Global Distribution of Seafloor Hydrothermal Fields"

 

Monday, April 11, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. John M. Sharp, Jr., Dept. of Geological Sciences, UT Austin  

"Thermohaline Free Convection in Groundwater with a Padre Island Case History"

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Michael Rasser, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Multi-scale Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Halophytes in the Nueces Delta"

 

Tuesday, April 5, 2005, 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Suguru Kawato, University of Tokyo at Kamaba  

"Local Synthesis and Rapid Action of Brain Estrogens in Adult Rat Hippocampus:  From Neuro-endocrinology to Neuro-Synaptocrinology"

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Kimberly Leroy, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Alterations in Thyroid Hormone Status in Atlantic Croaker Exposed to PCBs"

 

Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Chris Tubbs, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The Role of Membrane Progestin Receptors in the Regulation of Sperm Motility in the Atlantic Croaker"

 

Megan Fencil, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Fish Community Structure and Settlement of Red Drum in a Local Seagrass Meadow"

 

Monday, March 7, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Rainer Amon, Texas A&M University - Galveston 

"A river runs through it - DOM in the Arctic Ocean"

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Lucia Carreon, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Species identification of sciaenid eggs in Aransas Bay, TX by multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR)"

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2005, 4:00 p.m. - Schweppe Speaker

Dr. Paul W. Webb, School of Natural Resources and Environment, The University of Michigan

"Design Ideas for Fish Creators: Building Stable Fish for Performance"

 

Monday, February 21, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Creagh Breuner, Section of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin  

"The vertebrate stress response: a transport perspective"

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Scott Applebaum, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

“Development and interactions of the thyroid and corticosteroid systems during the early life history of red drum: Hormones and receptors"

 

Monday, February 14, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Alfredo Ojanguren, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Thermal performance of complex functions (embryonic development, growth and swimming stamina) during early life history in brown trout"

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Kiersten Madden, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"A Comparative Study of the Foraging Behaviors of Weddell Seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) and Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus)"

 

Friday, February 4, 2005, 3:45 p.m. - Schweppe Speaker

Dr. Louis J. Guillette, Jr., College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida 

"Contaminants and Aquatic Ecosystems at Risk - A Gene to Population Approach"

 

Wednesday, February 2, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

John A. Breier, Jr., The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Water and solute exchange between the aquifers and estuaries of south Texas"

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Amy Townsend-Small, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Carbon and nitrogen cycling in the Peruvian Andean Amazon"

 

Monday, January 24, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Stein Fredriksen, University of Oslo

"Kelp as a food source - compilation of present knowledge from Norway"

 

Monday, January 10, 2005, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Mathew Leibold, Section of Integrative Biology, UT Austin

"Pond metacommunities as complex adaptive ecosystems"

 

Monday, January 10, 2005, 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Russell Feagin, Texas A&M University - College Station

"Ecological modeling in coastal and marine science: spatial, temporal, and spatio-temporal domains"

 

Thursday, January 6, 2005, 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Rucheng Tian, Harvard University

"Adaptive physical and biological modeling and real-time ecological forecasts"

 

Wednesday, January 5, 2005, 1:15 p.m. - Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Rebecca Waggett, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Ecological, Biomechanical and Neurological Correlates of Escape Behavior in Calanoid Copepods"

 

Monday, January 3, 2005, 1:15 p.m.

Dr. Rubao Ji, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

"Modeling biological-physical interactions on Georges Bank"

 

Monday, January 3, 2005, 8:45 a.m. - Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Maria C. Alvarez, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Impacts of environmentally realistic pollution levels on fish larvae: An ecological approach"

 

2004

 

Friday, December 17, 2004, 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Reynaldo Patino, USGS Texas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Texas Tech University

"An integrative approach to understanding ovarian follicle maturation and ovulation in teleost fishes"

 

Monday, December 6, 2004, 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Steven Colbert, University of Washington

"What Ra isotopes tell us about circulation in San Pedro Bay, CA"

 

Friday, December 3, 2004, 3:45 p.m.

Mark McCarthy, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute 

"Nitrogen cycling and the microbial food web in Taihu Lake, China"

 

Tuesday, November 30, 2004, 11:00 a.m. - Thesis

Andrea Kopecky, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute 

"Drift Macroalgal Abundance and Distribution in Relationship to Biological Indicators in Two Seagrass Dominated Texas Estuarine Systems"

 

Monday, November 29, 2004, 11:00 a.m. - Thesis

Kelly Fellows, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Impacts of human disturbances on seagrass communities in the Padre Island National Seashore"

 

Monday, November 15, 2004, 4 p.m.

Dr. Carrie Masiello, Rice University 

"Measuring the oxidation state of organic carbon in the Earth System"

 

Friday, November 12, 2004, 3:45 p.m.

Marc Russell, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute 

"Effects of Freshwater Inflow on Estuarine Health and Function Estimated by Net Ecosystem Metabolism"

 

Thursday, November 11, 2004, 11:00 a.m.

Jeffrey G. Baguley, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Meiofauna community structure and function in the northern Gulf of Mexico deep sea"

 

Friday, November 5, 2004, 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Tracy A. Villareal, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Observations on regional processes affecting diatoms in the Central N. Pacific gyre"

 

Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Jerald S. Ault, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

"Are our tarpon your tarpon?  Migration studies of tarpon in the southeastern US and Gulf of Mexico"

 

Friday, October 1, 2004, 3:45 p.m.

Dr. B. Scott Nunez, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Stress and reproduction in fishes"

 

Friday, September 10, 2004, 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Paul A. Montagna, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"New approaches to setting minimum flows in estuaries?"

 

Thursday, September 2, 2004, 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Bruce C. Coull, School of the Environment, University of South Carolina

"Human-environment interactions: Ethics for a sustainable future?"

 

Tuesday, August 24 2004, 9:00 am - Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Rafael Perez-Dominguez, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The life of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larvae in a sea grass meadow; dynamics of use, growth, mortality, and endocrine development during settlement"

 

Thursday, August 19, 2004, 4:00 pm - Thesis

Crystal Firth, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"What is the role of copepods in red tide bloom dynamics?"

 

Thursday, July 22, 2004, 1:15 pm - Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Abby Benninghoff, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Signal transduction pathways regulating steroidogenesis in the ovary of Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus)"

 

Friday, June 25, 2004, 10:00 am

Dr. Ronald G. Rinaldo, National Marine Fisheries Service - Sustainable Fisheries

"Tagging of pacific pelagics (TOPP)"

 

Thursday, May 20, 2004, 3:45 pm

Julien Lartigue, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Acquiring nitrogen: The case of an estuarine macroalga and the mystery of a toxic dinoflagellate"

 

Tuesday, May 18, 2004, 3:45 pm

Matthew Palmtag, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Captive rearing and larval nutrition of the fire shrimp"

 

Monday, April 19, 2004, 3:45 pm

Heather Singler, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Effects of irradiance and iron-limitation on Nitrogen release by vertically migrating Rhizosolenia mats"

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2004, 10:45 am

Dr. Dong-Ha Min, Pennsylvania State University

"Are we seeing early warning signs of ocean circulation changes? The cases of oxygen changes in the Southern Ocean and in the East Sea (Sea of Japan)."

 

Monday, April 5, 2004, 10:45 am

Dr. James D. Hagy, III, U.S. EPA - Gulf Breeze

"Physical and biological controls on hypoxia in three estuaries"

 

Thursday, April 1, 2004, 10:45 am

Dr. David M. Fields, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Implications of a moving fluid on the sensory horizon of marine copepods"

 

Monday, March 29, 2004, 10:45 am

Dr. Elizabeth W. North, University of Maryland - Horn Point Laboratory

"Linking ETM physics, zooplankton prey, and fish early-life histories to striped bass and white perch recruitment using field and modeling techniques"

 

Friday, March 19, 2004, 3:45 pm

Dr. J. Rudi Strickler, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

"Temporal pattern recognition in fish: finding a zooplankter according to its swimming behavior"

 

Thursday, February 26, 2004, 2:30 pm

Dr. Andrea Grottoli, University of Pennsylvania

"Carbon isotopes in corals and sclerosponges: Applications for paleoclimate reconstruction"

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2004, 3:30 pm

Dr. Denise Pope, Trinity University

"Behavioral ecology of fiddler crabs"

 

Friday, February 6, 2004, 3:45 pm

Dr. Edwin Cruz-Rivera, University of Guam

"Chemical warfare and the modern shaman: The ecology of defense in marine organisms"

 

Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 3:45 pm

Dr. Peggy Ostrom, Michigan State University

"New perspectives on the origins of nitrous oxide as revealed by isotopes and isotopomers."

 

Friday, January 23, 2004, 3:45 pm

Tony Amos, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Shoreline and dune line changes on Mustang and San Jose Island Gulf beaches: Comparing a managed to an unmanaged beach."  

 

2003

 

Tuesday, November 25, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Peter Thomas, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Discovery of a new family of cDNAs encoding progesterone membrane receptors in vertebrates"

 

Tuesday, November 25, 2003, 10:45 pm

Craig Aumack, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Linking water turbidity and TSS loading to kelp productivity within the Stefansson Sound Boulder Patch"

 

Friday, November 21, 2003, 3:45 pm

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

"Size matters: Giant phytoplankton and survival in the open sea"

 

Friday, November 14, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Tamara Pease, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"What once was old now is new: Ancient lipids in modern bacteria"

 

Friday, November 7, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Joan Holt, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Research on culturing the early life stages of marine ornamentals"

 

Thursday, November 6, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Peter Landrum, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

"Bioaccumulation and the relationship to toxic response for organic contaminants in aquatic organisms"

 

Friday, October 31, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Scott Nunez, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Salt, stress and steroids: The role of glucocorticoids in fishes"

 

Friday, October 24, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Ed Buskey, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Adaptation of zooplankton for avoiding predation"

 

Friday, October 17, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Izhar Khan, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Mechanisms of neuroendocrine toxicity of environmental chemicals"

 

Friday, October 10, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Ken Dunton, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Variations in benthic-pelagic coupling over arctic shelves: the critical role of advective processes"

 

Friday, October 3, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Wayne Gardner, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Nitrogen dynamics as related to salinity in shallow coastal ecosystems"

 

Friday, September 26, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Paul Montagna, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Environmental effects of offshore oil and gas activities"

 

Friday, September 19, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Lee A. Fuiman, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The Larval Fish Olympics: Investigating the role of individual behavior in fish recruitment"

 

Friday, September 12, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Hedy Edmonds, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Shelf-basin exchange of particle-reactive tracers in the Arctic Ocean"

 

Friday, September 5, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Jay Brandes, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Through the looking glass: a nanoscale view of marine organic matter"

 

Friday, August 1, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Greg Stunz, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

"Selection of estuarine nursery habitats by juvenile red drum"

 

Friday, May 16, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Tom Carefoot, University of British Columbia

"Functionality of varices in a muricid snail Ceratostoma foliatum"

 

Monday, May 12, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Deb Donovan, Western Washington University

"Energetics of swimming in bivalve mollusks"

 

Monday, May 9, 2003, 11:00 am

Tamara Ashcraft, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Primary production of the microphytobenthos in Nueces Estuary"

 

Monday, March 17, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Cheryl Brown, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch

"Using Models to Interpret Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Ecological Datasets"

 

Monday, March 10, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Jim Hench, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Time-Varying Tidal Circulation and Transport Near Inlets"

 

Monday, March 3, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Joseph P. Montoya, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Nitrogen Fixation in the Oligotrophic Ocean ö Large Fluxes from Small Cells?"

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Sybil P. Seitzinger, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

"Chemical characterization and bioavailability of DOM from land-based sources to coastal systems"

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2003, 3:45 pm

Dr. Stacy Kim, California State University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

"ASPIRE - Antarctic Sewage Pollution Impact and Recovery Experiments" 

 

2002

 

Friday, September 27, 2002, 3:45 pm

Dr. Lynn Katz, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Civil Engineering

"Macroscopic, Spectroscopic, and Modeling Studies of Sorption Processes for Natural and Engineered Systems"

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2002, 11:00 am

Harlan Miller, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Photosynthetic Response of Scandinavian Kelp Forest to Ozone Depletion"

 

Friday, June 14, 2002, 3:45 pm

Dr. Kenneth T. Frank, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Ocean Sciences Division

"Towards Realistic Models In Fisheries Science"

 

Friday, June 7, 2002, 3:45 pm

Mary Beth Hawkins, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Biological Sciences

"The Identification and Characterization of Three Distinct Estrogen Receptor Subtypes in a Teleost Fish, the Atlantic Croaker (Micropogonias undulatus)"

 

Friday, May 17, 2002, 10:00 am

Jaime L. Haberer, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"A High Sensitivity, Low Volume Method to Determine Soluble Reactive Phosphate (SRP) in Freshwater and Saltwater"

 

Friday, May 10, 2002, 3:45 pm

Dr. Steve Pennings, University of Houston

"Latitudinal Variation in Plant-Herbivore Interactions in Coastal Salt Marshes"

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2002, 3:45 pm

Dr. Michael McClain, Florida International University

"The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon River: Integrating Forests, Soils, Mountains, and Increasing Human Inputs"

 

Friday, April 26, 2002, 9:00 am

Alyssa M. Braun, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The Effects of Androgens on Steroidogenesis in the Ovary of Atlantic Croaker (Micropogonias undulatus): Mechanism of Action, the Biochemical Characterization of a Membrane Androgen Receptor, and the Chronic Effects of Exposure to an Environmental Antiandrogen"

 

Thursday, April 25, 2002, 3:45 pm

Dr. Molly E. Cummings, The University of Texas at Austin

"Evolution of Visual Systems, Signals and Behavior in Surfperch (Embiotocidae)"

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2002, 3:45 pm

Dr. Gustav-Adolf Paffenhofer, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

"Effects of Diatoms on Planktonic Marine Copepods"

 

Friday, April 5, 2002, 3:45 pm

Dr. Akkur V. Raman, Marine Biological Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Andhra University, India 

"A GIS Based Study for the Mangroves of Coringa on the East Coast of India"

 

Thursday, March 28, 2002, 3:45 pm

Dr. Stuart Wakeham, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

"Biogeochemistry of Organic Matter in the Arabian Sea - the Fate of Lipids"

 

Thursday, March 21, 2002, 3:45 pm, Lower Seminar Room

Dr. Mimi Koehl, University of California, Berkeley

"Smelling with Hairy Noses: The Fluid Dynamics of Olfactory Antennae in Turbulent Odor Plumes"

 

Friday, March 14, 2002, 3:45 pm

Dr. Mikio Naganobu, National Research Institute of Far Sea Fisheries, Shimizu, Japan

"Relationships Between Antarctic Krill (Euphausiaw superba) Variability and Ozone Depletion, and Large Scale Meteorological and Oceanographic Fluctuations"

 

February 20, 2002, 3:45 pm

Dr. Laura Gonzalez Guzman, State University of New York, Stony Brook

"Environmental suitability across species geographic ranges"

 

Thursday, January 17, 2002, 2:00 pm

Professor Boqiang Qin, Chinese Academy of Sciences,

"Environmental Problems in Taihu Lake, China - Problems, Causes and Management"

 

2001

 

Friday, December 14, 2001, 3:00 pm

Megan Scanlin, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute,

"Del15N and del13C Measurements of Trophic Structure on Coral Reef Systems within the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico"

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2001, 3:45  pm

Dr. Sandra Diamond, Texas Tech University,

"Population Responses of Atlantic Croaker to Anthropogenic Impacts"

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2001, 3:45 pm

Dr. John W. Morse, Texas A&M University - College Station

"Chemical influences on trace metal-sulfide interactions in anoxic sediments"

 

Monday, December 3, 2001, 10:30 am

Michael Smith, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Causes and Consequences of Individual Growth Rate Variability in Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) Larvae"

 

Friday, November 30, 2001, 3:45 pm

Dr. Richard R. Lee, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography - Savannah, Georgia,

"DNA Damage and Repair in Grass Shrimp Embryos after Exposure to Estuarine Geotoxicants"

 

Friday, October 26, 2001, 3:00 pm

Sally Morehead, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute,

"Assessment of anthropogenic impacts on the marine communities at McMurdo Station, Antarctica"

 

Thursday, August 30th, 2001, 3:45 pm

Scott Lee Applebaum, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute,

"Evaluation of the digestive protease, chymotrypsin, as an indicator of nutritional condition in Larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)"

 

Monday, August 27th, 2001, 10:30 am

Daniel R. Sabath, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute, 

"Sublethal effects of maternal exposure to p,p'-DDE on developing Atlantic croaker larvae at environmental concentrations"

 

Friday, August 3, 2001, 10:30 am

Charlotte Kucera, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute,

"Effects of spawning salinity on the eggs and larvae of spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus)"

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2001, 3:45 pm

Dr. Margie Gallagher, Institute for Coastal Marine Resources, East Carolina University

"Dietary macronutrients and physiological consequences"

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2001, 10:00 am

Dr. Christopher Cameron, NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow 

"Hemichordate phylogeny and biology: Clues to the evolution of the chordate body plan"

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2001, 3:45 pm

Dr. Allen Davis, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture, Auburn University 

"Aquaculture challenges for the new millennium"

 

Monday, May 7, 2001, 3:45 pm

Dr. Peter Hernes, University of South Carolina

"Tannin diagenesis in mangrove leaves from a tropical estuary: Molecular evidence for humification "

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2001, 3:45 pm

Dr. Izhar Khan, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Neurobiology of fish reproduction and its application in mariculture

 

Tuesday, May 1, 2001, 9:30 am

Carmen LaSonya Mathews, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Effects of the maturation-inducing steroid on LH secretion and the GnRH System at different stages of the gonadal cycle in the Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus"

 

Monday, April 30, 2001, 3:45 pm

Dr. Guy T. DiDonato, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory 

"Benthic nutrient flux in a northern Gulf of Mexico estuary: implications for eutrophication"

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2001, 3:45 pm

Dr. Marty Riche, Northwest Indian College 

"Fish nutrition: Prospects and prosperity"

 

Monday, April 23, 2001, 3:45 pm

Dr. Siddhartha Mitra Tulane University 

"Fluvial discharge of black carbon and PAH's into coastal sediments of the Gulf of Mexico: Implications for the global carbon cycle"

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2001, 3:45 pm

Dr. Dmitri Sobolev Aquatic Biology Program, University of Alabama

"Coupled microbial Fe(III) reduction and Fe(II) oxidation at redox interfaces: a potential for rapid cycling of iron"

 

Friday, March 23, 2001, 3:45 am

Melody J. Kemp, Kansas State University, 

"Factors controlling spatial and temporal patterns of nitrogen in tall grass prairie streams"

 

Monday, March 12, 2001, 10:45 am

Dr. Ben R. Hodges, The University of Texas at Austin, 

"3D modeling of stratified estuaries and lakes"

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2001, 3:35 pm

Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii,

"Phosphorus cycling in the North Pacific subtropical gyre"

 

Monday, March 5, 2001, 1:00 pm

Cheryl Brown, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University,

"Simulating larval supply and transport to estuarine nursery areas: The importance of physical processes"

 

Thursday, March 1, 2001, 9:45 am

Dr. Cindy Van Dover, College of William and Mary,

"Extreme biodiversity: Species richness at deep-sea hot spots (hydrothermal vents)"

 

Monday, February 5, 2001, 8:45 am

Dr. James Estes, University of California at Santa Cruz,

"The Collapse of Kelp Forest Ecosystems in Western Alaska"

 

2000

 

Friday, December 1, 2000, 3:45 pm

Heather Alexander, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute,

"Effects of increased freshwater inflow on salinity and emergent vegetation of a hypersaline salt marsh"

 

Friday, November 3, 2000, 3:45 pm

Dr. Roderick Nigel Finn, University of Bergen, Norway,

"Predators and the balance of nature"

 

Thursday, November 2, 2000, 12:00 noon

Jun Shoji, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto, Japan,

"Scomberomorus niphonius (Scombridae): what they have acquired and what they have lost"

 

Thursday, November 2, 2000, 12:00 noon

Tatsuya Kaji, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto, Japan,

"Studies on the early development of bluefin and yellowfin tunas"

 

Friday, September 15, 2000, 3:45 pm

David Krams, Senior Project Engineer, Port of Corpus Christi

Paul Carangelo, Coastal Environmental Planner, Port of Corpus Christi

"Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material"

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2000, 9:00 am

Sharon Z. Herzka, The University of Texas at Austin-MSI,

"Characterization of the recruitment patterns of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) to estuarine nursery habitat using stable isotope ratios as natural tracers of settlement"

 

Friday, August 4, 2000, 3:45 pm

Dr. Petra Lenz, University of Hawaii,

"Myelinated Axons and Jumpy Copepods"

 

Friday, July 28, 2000, 3:45 pm

Dr. Ray Clarke, Sarah Lawrence College,

"Competition avoidance in some coral reef fishes: from genes to population interactions"

 

Monday, July 24, 2000, 3:45 pm

Dr. John Godwin, North Carolina State University,

"The Neuroendocrinology of Sex and Aggression on the Reef"

 

Friday, July 21, 2000, 2:00 pm

Chris Collumb, The University of Texas at Austin-MSI,

"Mesozooplankton population dynamics: factors affecting reproduction and predation"

 

Thursday, May 18, 2000, 3:45 pm

Dr. Eugenie Clark, Department of Biology, University of Maine,

"Tropical sandfish: A rare new species that burrows into the coral reef"

 

Friday, May 12, 2000, 2:00 pm

Tara Holmberg, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute,

"Epibiont Recruitment on a Hard-Bottom Continental Shelf Habitat in the Northern Gulf of Mexico"

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2000, 3:45 pm

Dr. Andrew Dittman, University of California,

"Remembrance of things past; molecular studies of olfactory imprinting and homing in salmon"

 

Monday, March 27, 2000, 10:45 am

Dr. Christoph Schubart, National University of Singapore,

"Molecular Systematics, Population Genetics and Conservation of Marine and Limnic Crustacea"

 

Thursday, March 23, 2000, 9:00 am

Dr. Les Watling, Darling Marine Center, University of Maine,

"Impacts of mobile fishing gear-- A global problem needing local investigation: Two case studies from the Gulf of Maine"

 

Monday, March 20, 2000, 10:45 am

Dr. Todd Lane, Princeton University,

"The role of trace metals in carbon acquisition in marine diatoms: a molecular analysis"

 

Friday, March 17, 2000, 11:00 am

Ma, Xiao Li, Loma Linda University,

"The effect of pollution on genetic diversity in populations of two marine species in the southern California bight"

 

Monday, February 14, 2000, 10:00 am

Dr. Philippe Van Cappellan, Utrecht University, The Netherlands,

"Spatial and temporal trends in saltmarsh biogeochemistry"

 

Wednesday, February 9, 2000, 3:45 pm

Brian J. Eadie, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan

"The impact of episodic events on the Lake Michigan system" 

 

1999

 

Friday, August 13, 1999, 3:45 pm

Ian McDonald, Texas A&M University-College Station

"Chemosynthetic communities in the Gulf of Mexico"

 

Friday, August 6, 1999, 3:45 pm

Mike Smith, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Murder in the dark: A chemical warning system in catfish"

 

Friday, August 6, 1999

Lanny Miller, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Sunburn in Norway: Sensitivity of Scandinavian kelp production to ultraviolet radiation"

 

Friday, July 30, 1999, 3:45 pm

Ben Galloway, LGL Associates

"Red snapper and management issues in the Gulf of Mexico"

 

Friday, July 23, 1999, 3:45 pm

Randy Davis, Texas A&M University-Galveston

"Distribution and abundance of Cetaceans in the northern Gulf of Mexico"

 

Friday, July 16, 1999, 3:45 pm

Lee Fuiman, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Roboseal: High-tech studies of the feeding behavior of Weddell seals in Antarctica"

 

Wednesday, July 7, 1999, 3:45

Peter Ralph, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney

"Why don't corals photosynthesize like normal plants?"

 

Friday, July 2, 1999, 3:45 pm

Tony Amos, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"South Texas barrier island tides and beaches"

 

Friday, June 25, 1999, 3:45 pm

Scott Holt, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Songs of the fishes: Using sounds produced by fish in the study of their ecology"

 

Friday, June 11, 1999, 10:00 am

Juan Pablo Lazo, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Development of the digestive system in red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) larvae"

 

Thursday, May 27, 1999, 9:30 am

Eric Thoman, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"A nitrogen budget for a closed, recirculating mariculture system"

 

Wednesday, May 12, 1999, 10:45 am

Luann Becker, University of Hawaii

"Fullerenes and the flux of extraterrestrial helium to the surface of the earth over geologic time"

 

Wednesday, May 5, 1999, 1:45 pm

Christina De La Rocha, University of California - Berkeley

"Silicon isotope biogeochemistry: A new way to studying nutrient cycling in the sea"

 

Monday, May 3, 1999, 9:30 am

Todd Sperry, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Studies on the biochemical characteristics of two distinct nuclear androgen receptors in Atlantic croaker"

 

Monday, April 26, 1999, 11:00 am

Robert Burgess, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Bioassessment of sediment quality near storm water outfalls in Corpus Christi Bay"

 

Wednesday, April 21, 1999, 10:45 am

Dr. Henrietta N. Edmonds, Marine Chemistry Candidate

"Using long-lived natural radionuclides to investigate circulation and biogeochemical cycling in the Arctic Ocean"

 

Friday, January 15, 1999, 3:45 pm

Timothy W. Lyons, University of Missouri - Columbia

"Recent advances in the sulfur/redox chemistry of modern anoxic sedimentary systems: implications for the evaluation of paleoenvironments"

 

Friday, May 27, 1999, 3:45 pm

Trina Loomis, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Characterization of a nuclear estrogen receptor in the testis of Atlantic croaker and effects of estrogen on testicular steroidogenesis"  

 

1998

 

December 10, 1998

Dr. Alex Buentello, Texas A&M - College Station

"Amino acid nutrition in fish"

 

November 6, 1998

Dr. Frank J. Jochem, Institut fur Meereskunde at Kiel University Kiel, Germany

"Analysis of nitrate utilization, mixotrophy and population growth in marine phytoplankton by flow cytometry"

 

October 30, 1998

Michael Black, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Molecular systematics of vent invertebrates"

 

October 5, 1998

Soonma An, Texas A&M University - College Station

"Denitrification in Galveston Bay, Texas; interactions with benthic primary production"

 

August 31, 1998

Dr. Daniel Pauly, University of British Columbia

"Can we sustain our global fisheries?"

 

July 30, 1998

Dr. John Giesy, Michigan State University

"Status and trends of contaminants and their effects on fish and wildlife on the North American Great Lakes"

 

July 21, 1998

Kun-Seop Lee, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Nitrogen budget of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum in the western Gulf of Mexico"

 

July 17, 1998

Tracey McDonnell, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Growth and feeding behavior of an unclassified heterotrophic dinoflagellate species"

 

July 10, 1998

Dr. John Wormuth, Texas A&M University

"Marine mammals, birds, microekton and zooplankton in the northern Gulf of Mexico: the GulfCet II Program"

 

July 10, 1998

Sue Ziegler, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Carbon and nitrogen cycling in the southern Laguna Madre"

 

July 3, 1998

Christine Weilhoefer, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Effects of freshwater inflow, salinity and nutrients on salt marsh vegetation in south Texas"

 

June 5, 1998

Dr. Gus Paffenhofer, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

"Activity of and interaction between proto- and meta- zooplankton"

 

June 5, 1998

Dr. Gus Paffenhofer, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

"Interaction of bathimetry, atmospheric forcing and circulation: Gulf of Mexico and southeastern continental shelf"

 

June 4, 1998

Dr. John Hedges, University of Washington

"A test for oxygen-sensitive sedimentary organic matter"

 

June 4, 1998

Dr. John Hedges, University of Washington

"The global oxygen cycle: How carbon burial gives the earth a little breathing room"

 

May 20, 1998

Dr. Jim McManus, Oregon State University 

"Geochemistry of Barium in Marine Systems: Implications for using Ba as a Paleoceanographic Proxy"

 

May 7, 1998

Dr. David Karl, University of Hawaii

"A sea of change: The effects of El Nino on the North Pacific Ocean"

 

May 6, 1998

Dr. Todd Kana, University of Maryland

"Denitrification in estuarine sediments measured by membrane inlet mass spectrometry"

 

April 29, 1998

Dr. Jay A. Brandes, Carnegie Institute of Washington

"Isotopic perspective on the marine nitrogen cycle"

 

April 24, 1998

Dr. Elma L. Gonzalez, University of California

"The biochemistry of subcellular calcification in a coccolithophorid"

 

April 20, 1998

Dr. Nathalie A.D. Waser, University of British Columbia

"Nitrogen isotope fractionation and the nitrogen biogeochemical cycle"

 

April 17, 1998

Dr. Don Anderson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Critical Issues Forum

"The global problem of red tides and harmful algal blooms"

 

April 13, 1998

Dr. Daniel M. Sigman, Princeton University

"The link between nitrate consumption and the nitrogen isotopes in the southern ocean"

 

March 18, 1998

Toni Amos, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Life and science aboard a Russian research vessel in the Antarctic"

 

March 6, 1998

Steve Jarvis, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Phytal meiofauna: Some perspectives"

 

March 4, 1998

Dr. Ken Dunton, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Sunburned under the Arctic ice: Ozone holes and marine food chains"

 

February 27, 1998

Dr. M. Ather Ali, University of Montreal

"The antiquity of melatonin as a photoperiodic messenger"

 

February 18, 1998

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

"Snow White at the computer: A look into the underwater behavior of Antarctic seals"

 

January 30, 1998

Dr. Florence Thomas, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

"Ammonium uptake by benthic communities: effects of water velocity and morphology on mass transfer"

 

January 23, 1998

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

"Snow White at the computer: An Antarctic fairy tale (research on the feeding ecology of Weddell seals"  

 

1997

 

October 30, 1997

Jim Kaldy, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Production dynamics, reproduction ecology and demography of Thalassia testudinum (Turtle Grass) from the lower Laguna Madre, Texas"

 

August 28, 1997

Charles Detweiler, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Regulation of sperm motility and testicular steroid production in Atlantic croaker"

 

July 31, 1997

Andrew Biersmith, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The origin and composition of dissolved carbohydrates in seawater"

 

July 23, 1997

Dr. John W. Fleeger, Louisiana State University

"Importance of meiofauna in the diet of juvenile fish and crustaceans"

 

July 21, 1997

Jay Rooker, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Early life history of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) in subtropical seagrass meadows: Patterns of condition, growth, and mortality"

 

July 16, 1997

Dr. Paul Montagna, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Texas estuaries from the benthic point of view"

 

June 13, 1997

Andrea Raz-Guzman, Instituto de Ciencias del Mare Y Limnologia Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

"Ecology of seagrass beds in Laguna de Terminos"

 

May 30, 1997

James Piper, The University of Texas at Austin

"Downslope sediment transport processes and sediment distributions at the East Breaks, Northwest Gulf of Mexico"

 

May 5, 1997

Claire Fernandez, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The effect of temperature on larval fish growth: Changes in RNA:DNA rations of larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)"

 

May 2, 1997

Cynthia Faulk, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Effects of parental exposure to o,p'-DDT on the behavior of Atlantic croaker larvae"

 

April 30, 1997

Dr. Sidney A. Gauthreaux, Jr., Clemson University 

"Radiar ornithology: A new conservation tool "

 

April 18, 1997

Scott Stewart, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute "The role of vision in the behavior of the medusa (Cnidaria, Cubozoa)"

 

April 4, 1997

Dr. Peter Jackson, Chief AIDS Clinical and Epidemiology Research Review Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health

"Things they never teach in Graduate School: NIH Research and Grantsmanship 101"

 

April 1, 1997

Andy Soto, Texas A&M – Kingsville

"Trophic interactions of newly settled red drum and Atlantic croaker"

 

April 1, 1997

Dr. James L. Pinckney, University of North Carolina

"Nutrient regulation of phytoplankton community dynamics and ecosystem processes"

 

March 28, 1997

Kirsten Poling, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Sensory and behavioral ontogeny of three species of Sciaenids and the importance of habitat"

 

March 25, 1997

Dr. Alan J. Lewitus, University of South Carolina

"Phytoplankton dynamics in North Inlet Estuary: Seasonal variation in top-down vs. bottom-up regulation"

 

March 18, 1997

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

"Biogeochemical implications and physiology of vertical migration by open ocean phytoplankton"

 

February 21, 1997

Dr. Lisa Campbell, Texas A&M, College Station

"The Importance of Prochlorococcus to community structure in the North Pacific subtropical gyre"

 

February 3, 1997

Dr. John A. Raven, University of Dundee, Scotland

"Cost-benefit analysis of photon harvesting by marine phototrophs: Biodiversity and bioenergetics"

 

1996

 

November 15, 1996

Hans Jorgen Fyhn, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

"First feeding marine fish larvae and their plankton prey: Are free amino acids a common denominator"

 

October 17, 1996

Greg Street, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Loss of genetic diversity in harpacticoid copepods as a result of contaminant exposure"

 

August 30, 1996

Mary Conley, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Effect of a persistent brown tide on macroinfaunal communities in Baffin Bay and Laguna Madre, Texas"

 

August 9, 1996

Dr. Edward J. Buskey, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"The swarming behavior of the copepod Diothona oculata in the mangroves of Belize"

 

July 12, 1996

Sharon Herzka, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Photosynthetic performance and carbon balance of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum in Texas"

 

June 28, 1996

Dr. David R. Maidment, The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Research in Water Resources

"Assessment of non-point source pollution in the San Antonio-Nueces Bay using a GIS"

 

June 21, 1996

Dr. Paul A. Montagna, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Mercury in Lavaca Bay food webs"

 

June 14, 1996

Richard Watson, Consulting Geologist

"Coastal processes and Texas inlets"

 

May 24, 1996

Randy Garza, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"In situ production and decay of marine viruses"

 

Kristen Rodda, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Temporal and spatial dynamics of Synechococcus spp. and Micromonas pusilla host - viral systems"

 

May 20, 1996

Dr. Thomas A. Davies, The University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics

"High resolution seismic and coring studies of quaternary sediments on the North Jersey Continental Shelf"

 

May 17, 1996

Dr. John Janssen, Loyola University

"Primitive ideas on lateral lines and feeding niches"

 

April 26, 1996

Russell Seguin, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute

"Monitoring nitrogenous compounds in the Nueces River and Bay: The development of field instrumentation using ion selective electrodes"

 

April 17, 1996

Dr. Wayne Gardner, NOAA Great Lakes Environ. Research

"Nitrogen cycling and lower food web dynamics in coastal ecosystems"

 

April 12, 1996

Dr. Farooq Azam, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

"Biogeochemical consequences of bacteria-organic matter interactions: A unifying view"

 

NOTICE: UTMSI suffered damage in Hurricane Harvey. Our Port Aransas campus and the Bay Education Center in Rockport are currently closed. Thank you for your support and understanding. 

 

2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Tatiana Severin, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Role of the associated bacteria in the phytoplankton species-dependent oil response"
 
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Corinne Burns, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
" What Your Momma Gave You: Importance of Maternally Invested Nutrients for Larval Performance of Southern Flounder"
 
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Lee Fuiman, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Fatty Acid Composition of an Egg Boon Reveals Effects of a Climate Event on a Marine Food Web"
 
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Chris Biggs, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Fish Spawning Aggregations and Fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico: Interactions, Data Gaps and Research Priorities"
 
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Maria Andrea Camilletti, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"The role of progesterone in prolactin-secreting pituitary tumors. A brief story of mPRs and TGFβ1"
  
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Jim Tolan, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
"From Pristine to Severely Degraded: Spatial Assessment of a Decade+ of Texas Tidal Stream Sampling"

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
Joshua Lonthair,  The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"The Development and Plasticity of Two Key Mechanisms in Acid Excretion in a Marine Teleost"
 
Alexis Khursigara,  The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"The influence of oil exposure on social interactions and competition in a marine teleost"
 
Angelina Dichiera, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Class Matters: Evolution of Carbonic Anhydrase in Marine Fish"
 
Derek Bolser, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"What are we really measuring? Considerations for individual growth modelling in exploited fishes"
 
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Erin Frolli, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Open Source Tools: How can they help your project?"
 
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Rasmus Em, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"A novel framework for the fundamental metabolic niche of water-breathing ectotherms"
 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Aubrey Converse, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"The novel membrane androgen receptor ZIP9 mediates pro- and anti-apoptotic responses in an ovarian follicle size-dependent manner in Atlantic croaker granulosa cells"
 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Jason Jenkins, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"How Do Drying and Rewetting Events Affect Nutrient Fluxes and Bacteria Dynamics from Subtropical Estuarine Sediments"
 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
Liz Drury O'Neill, Stockholm University
"Disentangling benefits from seafood trade - small scale fisheries governance"
 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:30 p.m.
Erin Reed, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Relationships Between Climate, Growth, and Fisheries Production in a Commercially Exploited Marine Fish"
 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Aron Stubbins, Skidway Institute of Oceanography
"Carbon delivery and export from the coast"
 
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Mike Gil, University of California Davis
"Context-dependent control of algae by coral reef fishes"
 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:30 p.m. - Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series
Dr. Diane Stoecker, Invited Schweppe Speaker from Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland
"Mixotrophy in the Marine Plankton"
 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Maud Moison, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Sublethal effects of dispersed crude oil on marine copepod behaviour"
Dr. Ingrid Sassenhagen, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Temporal and spatial population structure of Gambierdiscus caribaeus in the Greater Caribbean Region"
 
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Brad Erisman, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Importance of Aggregating and Reproductive Behavior to Fisheries Management Frameworks"
 
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Sarah Cosgrove, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Analysis of the community of planktonic protozoa following exposed to physically and chemically dispersed crude oil"
Kaijun Lu, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Using ion mobility quadrupole time of flight (Q-TOF) LC/MS to characterize molecular structure of riverine and coastal dissolved organic matter"
Craig Connolly, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Characterizing groundwater sources of organic matter to Arctic coastal waters"
 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Dr.Sarah Rosengard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
"The distribution, flux and fate of predominantly soil-derived particulate organic carbon in the Amazon River main stem"
 
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Chris Patrick, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
"Factors driving biodiversity and ecosystem functioning across scales in aquatic ecosystems"
 
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Nina Dombrowski, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Community interdependencies of microbial nutrient cycling in hydrothermal deep-sea sediments"

2016 

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Corinne Burns, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
" Effects of maternal investment on anti-predator behavior of larval southern flounder, paralicthys lethostigma"
 Emily Anderson, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Autonomous sampling of remote phytoplankton blooms in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre"
 
Monday, December 5, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Nick Reyna, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Influence of major storm events on the quantity and composition of particulate organic matter in a subtropical estuary, Texas"
 
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Rebecca Hamner, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
"The first sign of recovery? Genetic monitoring of the critically endangered New Zealand endemic Maui dolphin"
 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Robert Dickey, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Biomarkers of brevetoxin exposure in molluscan shellfish and human consumers"
 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Erin Reed, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Relationships between climate, growth and fisheries production in a commercially exploited marine fish"
Christina Bonsell, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Do seasonal environmental gradients drive benthic community structure in an arctic kelp bed?"
Arley Muth, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Community variations due to the presence and absence of crustone corealline algae in an arctic kelp system"
 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Peter van der Sleen, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"From CO2 effects on tropical trees to regime shifts in Bering Sea fishes - A talk about growth rings"
 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Larry G. Allen, California State University Northridge
"The Return of the Kelp Forest King"
 
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Cameron Thrash, Louisiana State University
"Hunting microbes in the northern Gulf of Mexico"
 
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Rebecca Asch, Princeton University
"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"
 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Angelina Angelova, Heriot-Watt University
"Exploring the hydrocarbon biodegradation potential of aquatic marine microbial communities in the Faroe-Shetland Channel"
 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Ryan Hladyniuk, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"An introduction to the Core Facilities Laboratory at UTMSI: instrumentation and scientific applications"
 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Steve Murawski, University of South Florida
"Biodiversity and Toxicological Considerations following Mega-Oil Spills in The Gulf of Mexico"
 
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Kiley Seitz, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"De novo assembly of diverse and deep-branching archaeal genomes from Guaymas Basin sediments"
 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Saydur Rahman, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Impacts of global climate change, hypoxia and chemical stress: physiological, molecular and epigenomic responses in marine fishes"
 
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Craig Connolly, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
" Patterns in Concentrations of Fluvial Organic Matter and Watershed Yields Across Space and Scale in the Arctic"
Katie Swanson, The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"Marine Debris Monitoring Along the Texas Coast"
 
Friday, July 22, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Simon Geist, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
"Learning from survivors: Interactions between early life stages and environmental conditions"
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Juliette Smith, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
"Dinophysis:mixotroph, toxin producer, and an emerging threat in the U.S."
 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Sarah Cosgrove, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Bloom dynamic studies of the toxic dinoflagellate genus Alexandrium in Cork Harbor, Ireland"
 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Jeffrey Turner, Texas AM& University Corpus Christi
"Genomic investigation of a Vibrio parahaemolyticus outbreak in the Pacific"
 
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Xiaolin Li, East China Normal University
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QACs) as Emerging Organic Contaminants in Urbanized Estuaries”
 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Aubrey Converse, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“An Atlantic croaker granulosa/thecal primary cell culture system for examining nongenomic steroid actions in the ovary”
Victoria Congdon, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“Seagrass bioindicator detects elevated d15N in coastal bays in South Texas”
Joshua Lonthair, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“Sensitivity of an estuarine species, Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), to ocean acidification"
Angelina Dichiera, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“Aspects of interspecific variation in red blood cell carbonic anhydrase in marine fish”
 
Friday,June 3, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Erin Reed, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
“Relationships between climate, growth and fisheries production in a commercially exploited marine fish”
Yida Gao, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
“Temporal and Spatial Population Genetic Structure of Alexandrium spp. Dinoflagellate Blooms”
Jason Jenkins, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
“How do drying-rewetting events affect nutrient fluxes and bacteria dynamics from subtropical marsh sediments"
Kaijun Lu, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
“Urea cycling in relation to Cyanobacterial (Microcystis) Blooms in Lake Taihu, Yangtze River Delta, China”
 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Matt Seeley, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“Habitat use and trophic structure in Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) inferred from geochemical proxies in  scales“
 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Meredith Evans, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Evaluation of petroleum hydrocarbon weathering on coastal Louisiana beaches and salt marshes following the Deepwater  Horizon oil spill usingramped pyrolysis – gas chromatography – mass spectrometry”
 
Friday, April 15, 2016 -3:30 p.m.
Dr. Tatiana Severin, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Impact of the open-ocean convection in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea on nutrients budget and prokaryotic diversity and activity"
 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:30 a.m.
Dr. James Morris, NOAA National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
"Biology, ecology, and management of invasive lionfish in the Atlantic: What we've learned and where do we go from here?
 
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Bongkeun (BK) Song, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary
"From 16S to Microbiome Function"
 
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Matthew Dzaugis, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science institute
"Importance of a northern Gulf of Mexico spring transition as inferred from marine fish biochronologies"
 
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 9:15 a.m.
Dr. John Wiedenmann, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University
"Identifying effective strategies for sustainable fisheries management"
 
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 11:00 a.m.
Ben Lecomte
"Swimming across the Pacific Ocean; a platform for citizen scientists"

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Ed Buskey,  The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
Movie viewing: "Dispatches from the Gulf"
 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Nina Dombrowski, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Instiute
"Linking microbial diversity and function in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and deep sea sediments"
 
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Parrish Brady, The University of Texas at Austin, Integrated Biology Department
"Open-ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments"
 
Friday, March 3, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Bryan Lougheed, Uppsala University, Sweden, & Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Reconstructing past estuarine environments: Radiocarbon dating in brackish waters"
 
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Holly Bik, New York University Center for Genomics & Systems Biology
“Evolution, biogeography and “systems ecology” for microbial eukaryotes in marine sediments”
 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Lauren Yeager, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, Annaplis, MD
"A spatial ecology approach for coastal systems: drivers of community structure and function across scales”
 
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Meredith Evans, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“Using ramped-pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to evaluate petroleum hydrocarbons following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill”
 
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Nick Reyna, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“Influence of freshwater inflow on source of particulate organic matter in a subtropical estuary, Texas”
 
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Shuting Liu, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Effects of chemical structure on hydrolysis pathways of small peptides in coastal seawater”
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -  4:00 p.m. Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series
Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Oceans Dynamics at the School Of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,  Georgia Institute of Technology.
"A rocky ride to a warmer future: the North Pacific great anomaly 2013-2016"
 
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Hollie Putman, University of Hawaii, Manoa, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
"Coping with climate change: The role of trans-generational acclimatization in coral reef persistence"
 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016  - 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Bailey McMeans, University of Guelph Department of Integrative Biology Canada
"Flexible responses of species and food webs maintain ecosystem functioning in a variable world"
 
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Ingrid Sassenhagen, The University of Texas  at Austin Marine Science Institute
“Physical and biological dispersal barriers in invasive bloom-forming microalgae”
 
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
Alexis Khursigara, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Institute
"Early life sensitivity of red drum. Scianops ocellatus, to source and naturally weathered oil"

2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015 -  1:30 p.m.
Gene Oh, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"The Effect of Crude Oil and Chemical Dispersant on Sinking Rates of Gulf of Mexico Diatoms"
 
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.
Xana Hermosillo, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Estimating Trichodesmium contribution to chlorophyll and biogenic Fe in the Gulf of Mexico using an in-situ imaging system"
 
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Scott Ensign,  Planktos Instruments
"Tidal Freshwater Ecosystems of the US East Coast: Connecting Ecology, Economics, and Policy"
 
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Carrie Harris, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Hydrological and ecological observations along the eastern Beaufort Sea coast of Alaska"
 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 1:15 p.m.
Matt Khosh, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Seasonal dynamics of organic matter and inorganic nitrogen in surface waters of Alaska Arctic streams and rivers"
 
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 3:00 p.m.
Moises Bernal, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Hybridization and divergent selection shaped the evolutionary history of sympatric sister-species of grunts (genus: Haemulon)"
 
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Chip Breier, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
"Coupled transport of sulphur, carbon, and iron in the hydrothermally influenced deep sea"
 
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.
Kathryn Ondricek, The University of Texas at Austin  Marine Science Institute
"Modulation by hypoxia of membrane steroid receptor expression and functions in ovaries of Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus)"
 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Christopher Biggs, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Functional Migration Areas: Dog and Cubera Snapper spawning aggregations in the US Virgin Islands"
 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Carrie Harris, The University of Texas at Austin  Marine Science Institute
"Trophic structure and reliance on terrestrial carbon subsidies in Alaskan Beaufort lagoons"
 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Meredith Evans, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Evaluation of chemical weathering following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Louisiana salt marches"
 
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Victoria Congdon, The University of Texas at Austin  Marine Science Institute
"Changes in seagrass distribution and community composition using long-term monitoring along the Texas coast"
 
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Christina Bonsell, The University of Texas at Austin  Marine Science Institute
"Circannual environmental monitoring to establish ecosystem baselines in an Alaskan Arctic kelp bed"
 
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Matt Seeley, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
""Habitat use and trophic structure in Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) using geochemical proxies in scales"
 
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Gene Oh, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Variations in diatom sinking rates with exposure to crude oil and dispersant"
 
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Xana Hermosillo, The University of Texas at Austin  Marine Science Institute
"High resolution vertical profiles of Trichodesmium using an optical profiler: Abundance and chlorophyll contribution in the Northern Gulf of Mexico"
 
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Jacob Johansen, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Sensitivity of tropical coral reef fishes to environmental change"
 
Friday, October 9, 2015
Dr. Melita Peharta, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Croatia
"Bivalves-archives of change in the Adriatic Sea"
 
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Hussain Abdulla, TAMU-Corpus Christi
"Transformation and alterations of pore water dissolved organic matter in an anoxic sediment"
 
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Claire Griffin, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Developing a thirty year record of DOM in Siberia's Yensiey and Ob'Rivers using Landsat Imagery"
 
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Jason Sylvan, Texas A&M University College Station
"Exploring microbial life in deep subseafloor volcanic ocean crust"
 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Jian Sheng, Texas Tech University
"Hydrodynamics of microbes near complex boundaries and their ecological impacts"
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Stephanie Smith, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Tracing organic matter pathways in marine food webs using fatty acids and compound specific
stable isotope analysis"
 
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Brown, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Defining the metabolic compensation pathways employed during low-level hypercapnia in red
drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)"
 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Stephanie Smith, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Understanding seasonal trophic linkages via fatty acid profiles, and bulk, lipid and fatty acid-specific stable isotopes in Arctic marine invertebrates"
 
Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Matt Dzaugis, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"The importance of northern Gulf of Mexico seasonal transitions as inferred from marine fish biochronologies"
 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.
John Mohan, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Linking fish migration and hypoxia exposure to trophic ecology using natural chemical tags”
 
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Saydur Rahman, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Impacts of Global Climate Change, Hypoxia and Chemical Stress: Molecular, Cellular and Epigenomic Responses in Marine  Organisms"
 
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Hernando Bacosa, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Photooxidation and biodegradation of crude oil in the northern Gulf of Mexico"
 
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Jace Tunnell, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"How to create an impactful 2 minute video of your research project"
 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Deana Erdner, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Phycospheres and microbiomes: unravelling algal-bacterial symbioses"
 
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Brad Erisman, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"The "March of Folly" in Coastal Fisheries in the Gulf of California"
 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Lee Fuiman, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"You Are What You (and Your Mother) Eat: Metabolic Programming Connects Adult Diet to Offspring Fitness"
 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Joshua Lonthair, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"The Development of Acid-Base and Ion Regulatory Pathways in Sciaenops ocellatus"
 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Jesse McNinch, US Army Corps of Engineers
"ENSO and cyclone frequency in the North Atlantic a shifting relationship?
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 1:00 p.m.
Katie Swanson, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Marine Debris: A Texas-Sized Issue"
 
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:30 p.m. - Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series
Dr. Andrew Juhl, Invited Schweppe Speaker from Columbia Universtiy
"The Arctic's Secret Garden: Algae Living in Arctic Sea Ice and Their Role in Coastal Arctic Marine Ecosystems"
 
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 3:30 p.m. - Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series
Dr. John O. Dabiri, Invited Schweppe Speaker from California Institute of Technology
"Ocean Mixing by Swimming Animals"
 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 4:15 p.m.
Jordann Young, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"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  "
 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.
Sara Wilson, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Patterns in seagrass coverage and community composition along the Texas coast: A three-year trend analysis"
 
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Hua Zhang, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
"Hydrological Controls on Methylmercury Distribution and Flux in a Tidal Marsh"
 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.
Tracy Harvey, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"The effects of crude oil, chemical dispersant, and UV radiation on copecod nauplii from the Gulf of Mexico"
 
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Brandi Reese, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
"From the Gulf of Mexico to the deep subsurface: Interdisciplinary approach to geomicrobiology"
 
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Joe Kuehl, Baylor University
"Bottom Intensified Dynamics on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope and their Impact on Fate and Transport Modeling"
 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. George Wong, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
"Nutrient dynamics in a tropical shelf: The northern South China Sea Shelf-sea and its adjacent waters"
 
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 1:00 p.m. Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series
Dr. Iris Anderson, Invited Schweppe Speaker from Virginia Institute of Marine Science,
College of William & Mary
"Estuaries as sources or sinks of carbon: climatic drivers"
 
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Erin Frolli, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Estimating abundance and distribution of jellies as prey for leatherback turtles off the coast of central California" 
 
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Sara Wilson, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Using field data to identify various seagrass community changes across three years in the Laguna Madre, Texas, USA"
Jordann Young, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Caloric content of Chukchi bivalves and impacts of shifting community composition on caloric resources for bivalve consumers"
Christina Bonsell, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Three decades of monitoring kelp growth and environmental conditions in an Alaskan Arctic kelp bed"
 
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Meredith Evans, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Using Ramped Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry to evaluate weathering intensity of the oil in the Louisiana salt marches following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill"
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:00 a.m.
Amber Hardison, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Environmental controls on nitrogen availability in coastal systems"
 
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Andrew Esbaugh, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"The Challenges of Living in a Dynamic Environment"
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2014  

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Dan Breeker, University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
"The effect of glacial meltwater pulses on precipitation in central Texas: using alongside more traditional speleothem-based climate proxies" 
 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Bill Henley, Oklahoma State University, Department of Botany
"Continuous culture strategies to produce lipid enriched algal biomass"
 
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Wayne Gardner, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
" The dynamics of nitrogen cycling in shallow, eutrophic ecosystems: Implications to emerging regional and global issues"
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Ben Walther, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Dietary transmission of isotope spikes to otoliths, fin rays and scales"
 Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
John Mohan, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"A multi-proxy approach for estimating estuarine immigration using otolith elements and tissue-specific stable isotopes"
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Matt Seeley, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Non-lethal tracking of habitat use and trophic structure in Atlantic tarpon with geochemical proxies in scales"
 
Friday, October 10, 2014- 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Darren Henrichs, Texas A&M College Station, Department of Oceanography
"Phytoplankton bloom origins: an individual-based modeling approach incorporating IFCB data"
 
 Friday, October 3, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Brad Gemmell, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"It's a fluid situation: Adaptive strategies for feeding and swimming in aquatic environments"
 
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Lizz Brown, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Phenotypic plasticity in response to hypercapnia induced acid-base disturbances in red drum
(Sciaenops Ocellatus)"
 
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Erik W. Oberg, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Influence of dietary supply of fatty acids on fatty acid deposition, growth, survival and behavioral performance of larval southern flounder (Paralichthys Lethostigma)"
 
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Lisa Havel, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
How sensory systems influence settlement patterns in larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)"
 
 Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Zhanfei Liu, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"The role of environmental conditions in controlling decomposition of organic matter in marine environments" 
 
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
Lisa Havel, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Habitat selection: How sensory systems influence settlement patterns in larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)"
 
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.
Dr. Bryan Black, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Of fish, seabirds, bivalves, and trees: multi-species perspectives on climate variability and ecosystem response"
 
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.
Kelly Darnell, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Understanding factors that control seagrass reproductive success in sub-tropical ecosystems"
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Margit R. Wilhelm, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Fast growth and otolith biannuality of hake in the northern Benguela upwelling region"
 
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Ben Walther, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Quantifying variation in fish migration, habitat use and environmental histories"
 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Claire Griffin, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Dissolved organic matter in large arctic rivers from satellite remote sensing"
 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Stephanie Smith, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Dietary shifts in fatty acid composition of a marine fish in a controlled feeding experiment"
 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Kaijun Lu, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Using a 15N labeled tetrapeptide to trace the fates of nitrogen after degradation in coastal seawater"
 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Matt Khosh, University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"The effects of freezing and drying on DOM leaching from above ground vascular plant material from the Alaskan Arctic"
 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Shelley Payne, University of Texas at Austin
"Vibrio cholerae iron transport systems:adaptation to life in multiple environments"
 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Heather Alexander, University of Texas at Brownsville
"From Texas to Siberia: Exploring Post-Disturbance Vegetation Dynamics Across Marshes, Prairies, and Forests"
 
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Addison Lawrence, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Mariculture Labatory

"Determination of Dietary Zinc and Copper Requirements for the Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei "
 
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Piers Chapman, Texas A&M University College Station
"Deep water oil spills: New threats and new research from the GISR program"
 
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:30 a.m.
Dr. Philip Munday, James Cook University
"Is ocean acidification a threat to marine fishes?"
 
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Rasmus Andersen, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Oxygen supply capacity: valuable fitness indicator or completely useless?"
 
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Alan Wanamaker, Iowa State University
"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"
 
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Robert Hetland, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
"Seasonal circulation over the Texas - Louisiana shelf: impacts on HABs and hypoxia"
 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Byron Crump from Oregon State University
"Can patterns in microbial community diversity and metagenomics serve as indicators of ecosystem change?"
  
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Nathan McTigue, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“Tracing 13C-enriched organic matter from end-members to the macrofaunal food web using
sedimentary pigments in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska”
 
 Monday, February 17, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.
Shuting Liu, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“Comparing peptide hydrolysis rates between plain peptides and their analogs from low-salinity to
high-salinity water in the northern Gulf of Mexico”
 
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. 
Xana Hermosillo, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“High resolution vertical profiles of Trichodesmium using an optical profiler:
Abundance and chlorophyll contribution in the northern Gulf of Mexico”
 
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.
Kelly Darnell, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
“The influence of nutrient availability on turtle grass reproductive status”
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Lee Fuiman, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"A new look at marine food webs"
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Erik Oberg, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Optional ration for juvenile pigfish grow-out"
  

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Kevin Weng, Program Manager, Pelagic Fisheries Research Program, University of Hawaii at Manoa
"Tracking the Present and Future Habitats of Fishes - Managing Today and Adapting to Tomorrow"
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Silvia Newell, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Boston University
"Disentangling the Marine N Cycle"
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Craig Tweedie, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Texas - El Paso
"Decadal change in coastal arctic tundra and the need for improved understanding of land ocean connections in the Arctic"
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Brad Erisman, Research Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
"Empirical, Theoretical, and Practical Approaches for Improving the Science and Management of Fish Spawning Aggregations"

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Heiwei Luo, Postdoctiral Associate, University of Georgia
"Imprints of Evolutionary Processes on Marine Microbial Diversity"

2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 -10:30 a.m.
Brett Baker, Ph.D Candidate, University of Michigan
"Leveraging omic approaches to understand microbial communities in nature"
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.
Aaron Carlisle, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University
"Integrating electronic tagging and stable isotope analysis: New approaches for revealing the ecology and life history of fishes"
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 10:15 a.m.
Brandon Swan, Postdoctoral Research Associate,  Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences
"Revealing the ocean's dark matter through single cell genomics"
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.
Kimberly M. Bittler, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"The Ecology of Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) Megalopae in the Mission-Aransas Estuary, Texas: Salinity, Settlement, and Transport"  
 
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Wenxian Tan, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Elucidating the signal cascades induced by progestins that mediate sperm hypermotility in Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) and southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma)"
 
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Nathan McTigue, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Trophodynamics of the benthic food webs in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, Alaska"
 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.
John Mohan, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
" Fish otoliths as intrinsic geochemical proxies of hypoxia exposure in the northern Gulf of Mexico"
 
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 3:30 p.m.
Xinping Hu, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
"Estuarine Acidification in the Context of Ocean Acidification a Theoretical Exploration"
 
Friday, August 2, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Aubrey Lashaway, Graduate Research Assistant, The Univeristy of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Water Quality and Eukaryotic Plankton Dynamics in the Mission-Aransas Estuary, Texas from 2011-2012"
 
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.
Kellie Hoppe, Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"The sinking rate and transparent exopolymer particle (TEP) production of Hemiaulus hauckii"

Friday, July 22, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Hernando Bacosa, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Preferential biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons in oil: Linking microbial dynamics with substrate utlization"

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Bryan Black, Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"500 years of variability and extremes in a coupled marine-terrestrial ecosystem"

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Joseph Aizen, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Role of progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1) in Oocyte maturation in Zebrafish, Danio rerio"

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Benjamin Walther, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Decoding migrations of fishes with natural geochemical tags"

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Saydur Rahman, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Impacts of global climate change: Disruption of endocrine and reproductive functions in marine fish exposed to coastal hypoxia"

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Sally Morehead Palmer, Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
"Drought and water conservation"

Friday - June 14, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Yefei Pang, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Insitute
"Estrogen inhibition of oocyte maturation through G protein coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) in the fish and mouse models"

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Tracy Villareal, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Life history characteristics and oceanographic significance of N2 fixing diatom symbioses"

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 4:00 p.m.
Lisa Havel, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Larval red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) respond to dissolved chemicals from the estuarine environment"

Friday, May 3, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Bill Hockaday, Department of Biology, Baylor University
"The role of fire in the biogeochemical cycling of organic carbon"

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 3:30 p.m.
Qiyuan Liu, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Solar radiation-enhanced dissolution (photodissolution) of particulate organic matter in Texas estuaries"

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Yonathan Zohar, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET)
"Fish and reproductive physiology: A journey from basic and translational science to a recognized vertebrate model"

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. RIchard Osman, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
"Local and regional changes in marine coastal communities - Climate, invasions, historical records, and critters on the bottom of boats"

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.
Moises Bernal, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Introgression and selection shaped the evolutionary history of two sympatric sister species of grunts (genus: Haemulon)"
 
Friday, March 31, 2013 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Derek Hogan, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
"Consequences of alternative dispersal strategies in an amphidromous fish"

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 3:30p.m.
Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Regional and local scale processes affect shore crabs; microbial community structure"

Kelly Darnell, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Effects of nutrient availability on the reproductive status of turtlegrass, Thalassis testudinum"

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Camille Parmesan, The University of Texas at Austin, Section of Integrative Biology
"Biological impacts of anthropogenic climate change and the potential for conservation solutions"

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:00 a.m.
Nathan McTigue, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Sedimentary chloropigment concentrations in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska: A microbial link to benthic food webs"

Wenxian Tan, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute
"Mechanism of progestin upregulation of sperm motility in Southern floinder and Atlantic croaker"

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Michael Wetz, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
"Effects of severe drought on estuarine planktonic food webs"

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libraryThe Marine Science Library, located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, is a branch of the UT Libraries. It supports the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Department of Marine Science and the research programs of the Marine Science Institute. The library is a primary source for marine-related information in the state and the Gulf coast region.

Dr. E. J. Lund, the first director of the Marine Science Institute, collected materials in marine science, which formed the basis of the institute's library, during 1946-47. With nearly 50,000 volumes in foreign and domestic titles, the library's collection currently supports the curriculum of the Department of Marine Science in the College of Natural Sciences. The library also serves the research unit of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas.

The library is a primary source for marine-related information in the state and in the Gulf of Mexico. It houses several Texas state publications relating to fisheries and water resources.

Subject disciplines covered include: fish physiology and ecology; biogeochemistry; ecosystem dynamics; marine relative to botany, chemistry, geology, microbiology, toxicology; aquaculture and mariculture; biological and physical oceanography; reproductive physiology of marine animals and endocrinology.

Materials not available in the Marine Science Library: request through UT Libraries' InterLibrary Services.

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