2017

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"

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held in the Visitors' Center Auditorium.

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