Monday, 11 January 2016 Seminar Schedule Spring 2016

Seminar Schedule Spring 2016

* Fridays at 3:30 PM, MSL Conference Room, (MSL 134)
Note: Some seminars are scheduled for Thursday (3:30PM, MSL 134)


Jan. 15, 2016

Student Symposium

8:30-8:45    Coffee, welcome    

8:45-9:00    Maria Vega-Rodriguez        Influence of Water-Temperature Variability on Stony Coral Diversity in Florida Keys Patch Reefs
9:00-9:15    Christian Haller        How well does a storm deposit preserve? A study from Waccasassa Bay, west-central Florida
9:15-9:30    Shahd Aljandal            Characterization of Gene Transfer Agents Produced by Ruegeria pomeroyi DSS-3
9:30-9:45    Theresa King            Errina antarctica: A Potential Proxy for Southern Ocean Paleocirculation
9:45-10:00    Travis Mellett            Organic Complexation of Dissolved Copper and Iron From Shipboard Incubations in the Central California Current System
10:00-10:15    Catherine Smith         Palynology, Stratigraphic Analysis & Paleoenvironmental Significance of Organic-Rich Sediment Cores JPC-54 and 55, Sabrina Coast, East Antarctica

10:15-10:30    Break
10:30-10:45    Jennifer Granneman        Patterns of Oil-Associated Metal Exposure in the Otolith Microchemistry of Multiple Gulf of Mexico Fish Species
10:45-11:00    Yingli Zhu            Estimation of Background Noise Spectrum From the Residual of a Regression Model
11:00-11:15    Alexandria Creasy        Dynamics of Host Barriers to Bacterial Competition Within The Gut
11:15-11:30    Megan Hepner            Changes in Reef Fish Abundances Associated with Indo-Pacific Lionfish Introduction to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: a Twenty Year Time Series.
11:30-11:45    Shaojie Sun            Sun glint requirement for the remote detection of surface oil films
11:45-12:00    Chelsea Bonnain            Iron-Virus Interactions in the Oceans

12:00-1:00    Lunch break
1:00-1:15    Dana Nieuwkerk            Molecular Quantification of the Florida Red Tide Dinoflagellate and the Development of Low Cost, Handheld Sensor Networks
1:15-1:30    Michael Kosempa            Mapping Error in Southern Ocean Transport Computed From Satellite Altimetry and Argo
1:30-1:45    Amy Wallace            New Forensic Methods for Describing the Histories of Fish
1:45-2:00    Jon Sharp            Characterizing the Influence of Particulate Organic Matter on Seawater Alkalinity
2:00-2:15    Sean Beckwith             Distribution of Archaias angulatus on the Inner West Florida Shelf: Substrata and Water Chemistry Versus Temperature
2:15-2:30    Joseph Curtis            Changes in Diet of a Native Predator Associated with Invasive Lionfish
2:30-2:45    Makenna Martin            Characterizing the Microbiome of Algal Symbiont-Bearing Foraminifera from Florida Reefs

2:45-3:00    Break    

3:00-3:15    Kristina Deak            All About That Base(line): Hematology of Gulf of Mexico Fishes in 2015
3:15-3:30    Kara Wall            Effects of herbivory and habitat type on the recruitment and succession of epibenthos in the eastern Gulf of Mexico
3:30-3:45    Cristina Subt            Ramped PyrOx with a twist: Improving radiocarbon chronologies on highly detrital marginal Antarctic sediments
3:45-4:00    Benjamin Ross            Dormancy in the Foraminifera: Implications for the Past, Present and Future
4:00-4:15    Marcy Cockrell            Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Commercial Reef-Fish Fisheries on the West Florida Shelf: Understanding Drivers of Fleet Behavior and the Implications for                         Future Management
4:15-4:30    Alex Ilich            Informing Ecosystem-Based Management Post Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Using a Novel Survey Abundance Measurement System
4:30-4:45    Elizabeth Herdter        Assessing Spatial and Temporal Variability in Abundance and the Influence of Environment and Climate on Recruitment of Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus,                         in Florida Waters
4:45-5:00    Kara Vadman            Foraminifer- and Diatom-Based Paleoceanographic Study of Holocene Sediments from the Sabrina Coast, East Antarctica

5:00 and beyond    Final Judging/TGIF    


Jan. 22, 2016

Speaker: Chris Koenig

Affiliation: Florida State University

Title: Combining in situ observations, passive acoustics, and genetics to understand complex spawning behaviors

Host: Orian Tzadik & Chris Stallings

Jan. 29, 2016

Speaker: Tor Tornqvist

Affiliation: Tulane University

Title: The last deglaciation after halftime: A sea-level perspective

Host: Brad Rosenheim


Feb. 5, 2016

Speaker: Christopher Scholz

Affiliation: Syracuse University

Title: Scientific Drilling in Africa’s Great Rift Valley: Influence of Tectonics and Climate Change on Lake Malawi Ecosystems

Host: Gene Domack


Feb. 11, 2016

Speaker: Miriam Jones

Affiliation: USGS (Reston, VA)

Title: The dynamics of carbon stocks in wetlands under a changing climate: from permafrost thaw to sea-level rise

Host: Chris Smith (USGS)


Feb. 18, 2016

Speaker: None


Feb. 26, 2016

Speaker: Lee Kump

Affiliation: Penn State

Title: Ocean acidification: ancient events and the future

Host: Eugene Shinn


March 4, 2016

Speaker: Hjálmar Hátún

Affilation: The Faroe Marine Research Institute

Title: Three long short-stories from the Atlantic

Host: Dr. Anni Djurhuus / Dr. Mya Breitbart


March 10, 2016

Speaker: Nick Shay

Affilation: University of Miami

Title: Characterizing the Loop Current Complex Response to Hurricane Forcing

Host: Jennifer Collins (USF Geoscience) & Don Chambers


March 21, 2016 (Monday)

Speaker: Noel James

Affiliation: Department of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering, Queen’s University


Host: Gene Domack


March 24, 2016

Speaker: Greg King

Affiliation: Institute of Marine Sciences (CISC) Barcelona, Spain

Title: Turbulent cascades and intermittency in winds over the Tropical Pacific

Host: Boris Galperin


Apr. 1, 2016

Speaker: Richard Ray

Affiliation: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Title: From the Moon to Turbulence

Host: Gary Mitchum


Apr. 22, 2016

Speaker: Jaye Cable


Title: Examining groundwater connections between the Mississippi River and adjacent deltaic wetlands in Louisiana

Host: Christopher Smith (USGS)


Apr. 28, 2016

Speaker: Jack Puelo

Affiliation: University of Delaware

Title: Sheet flow in the surf and swash zones

Host: Nathaniel Plant (USGS)


May 6, 2016

Speaker: Dr. S. George Philander

Affiliation: Geosciences at Princeton University

Title: The Hedgehog and the Fox:  A Nelson Mandela perspective on GLOBAL WARMING

Host: Dr. Robert Weisberg

Prior to the Seminar in the same room at 2 PM there will be a book signing of his recent book, "Our Affair with El Nino," published by the Princeton University Press.  

Highlights include being a member of the National Academy of Sciences; providing seminal contributions explaining a broad range of Earth climate phenomena from the annual cycle, to inter-annual and multi-decadal climate variations, to the ice ages, all in relation to the coupling between the ocean and atmosphere; and his singularly courageous and unselfish education and outreach initiative to underprivileged students in this country of birth, South Africa. Rarely is there an individual with a career record that encompasses the purposes, values and ideals of USF so completely.


May 10, 2016

Speaker: Will Patterson

Affiliation: University of South Alabama, Department of Marine Sciences, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Title: Direct and indirect effects of invasive lionfish in the northern Gulf of Mexico and their potential mitigation

Host: Gary Mitchum


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