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

ST. PETERSBURG -

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Scholz

Affiliation: Syracuse University

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

When: Feb. 5, 2016 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Gene Domack

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Flesh Eating Bacteria

ST. PETESBURG, FL - The Knight Oceanographic Research Center and Dr. Robert Ulrich from the College of Marine Science was recently interviewed by WUSF, regarding a dangerous bacteria that lives in the warm summer waters of Tampa Bay, Florida and the southern U.S. It is a public health problem few have heard about. 

USF Marine Scientists Take Major Role in International Conference on Keeping the Gulf of Mexico Healthy

TAMPA, FL - Faculty and graduate students from the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science will take a major role in the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference held in Tampa Feb. 1- 4 at the Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel, 700 S. Florida Avenue.

The international conference aims to bring together hundreds of oil spill experts representing academia, state and federal agencies, as well as non-governmental organizations and industry who will share the latest oil spill and ecosystem scientific discoveries, innovations and policies. Many of the results from 2015’s summer research will be presented.

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The last deglaciation after halftime: A sea-level perspective

ST. PETERSBURG -

Speaker: Dr. Tor Tornqvist

Affiliation: Tulane University

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

When: Jan. 29, 2016 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Brad Rosenheim

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Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event Jan 27 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This Wednesday January 27, 2016 is our next Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour, 4:30-6:30pm at The Canopy Rooftop Lounge (atop the Birchwood Hotel) 340 Beach Drive Northeast St, St Petersburg, FL 33701 and is selfpay.

They have metered parking on the street or you can park at the nearby garage for a fee and nametags will be provided. The Canopy always has a great happy hour offering of beer, wine, and softdrinks as well as cocktails - and at affordable prices. Bring your ocean science professional friends and colleagues.

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Melting Greenland ice sheet may affect global ocean circulation, future climate

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Don Chambers from the University of South Florida, along with colleagues in Canada and the Netherlands, have determined that the influx of fresh water from the Greenland ice sheet is "freshening" the North Atlantic Ocean and could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), an important component of global ocean circulation that could have a global effect. Researchers say it could impact the future climate in places such as portions of Europe and North America.

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

ST. PETERSBURG -

Speaker: Dr. Chris Koenig

Affiliation: Florida State University

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

When: Jan. 22, 2016 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Orian Tzadik & Chris Stallings

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5th International Clumped Isotope Workshop

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The College of Marine Science hosted the 5th International Clumped Isotope Workshop. 

For more information please visit their website.

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http://www.marine.usf.edu/news/#sigFreeIdfa2582e398

 

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, 12 2016

Speaker: Miriam Jones

Affiliation: USGS (Reston, VA)

Title:

Host: Chris Smith (USGS)

 

Feb. 18, 2016

Speaker: Alan Blumberg

Affiliation: Stevens Institute of Technology

Title:

Host: Robert Weisberg

 

Feb. 26, 2016

Speaker: Lee Kump

Affiliation: Penn State

Title:

Host: Eugene Shinn

 

March 3,4 2016

Speaker: Nick Shay

Affilation: University of Miami

Title:

Host: Jennifer Collins (USF Geoscience) & Don Chambers

 

March 21, 2016 (Monday)

Speaker: Noel James

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

Title: CARBONATES IN A COLD OCEAN; THE EVOLVING PARADIGM 

Host: Gene Domack

 

March 24, 2016

Speaker: Greg King

Affiliation:

Title:

Host: Boris Galperin

 

Apr. 1, 2016

Speaker: Richard Ray

Affiliation: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Title:

Host: Gary Mitchum

 

Apr. 22, 2016

Speaker: Jaye Cable

Affiliation:

Title:

Host: Christopher Smith (USGS)

 

Apr. 28, 2016

Speaker: Jack Puelo

Affiliation: University of Deleware

Title:

Host: Nathaniel Plant (USGS)

 

Southern Ocean Science Group Launches Website

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The Southern Ocean Science Group has launched their new website.  Their mission is to conduct interdisciplinary cutting edge research in the Southern Ocean, mentor graduate students, and communicate their findings to the scientific and broader communities. Because the Southern Ocean has global significance and the Antarctic community of scholars and funding agencies are international in scope by way of the Antarctic Treaty, the USF-CMS SO group works closely with colleagues and students from other nations. They encourage and facilitate teamwork amongst researchers to allow a broader understanding of Earth System interactions and to address long-standing problems in Antarctic science.

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