Monday, 07 August 2017 Seminar Schedule Fall 2017

Seminar Schedule Fall 2017

2017 Fall Seminar Schedule

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

* Speakers highlighted in green have been confirmed. Speakers in black are tentative. 


Aug. 24, 2017

Speaker: Erica Hudson Ombres

Affiliation: NOAA

Title: NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program

Host: Don Chambers

Aug. 25, 2017

Speaker: KT Scott

Affiliation: USF Integrative Biology

Title: Surprising diversity of CO2 concentrating mechanisms in sulfur oxidizing bacteria from marine habitats and elsewhere

Host: Mya Breitbart


Sept. 1, 2017

09:30 – 09:35 am Chuanmin Hu, Physical Oceanography

09:35 – 10:05 am Brad Rosenheim, Geological Oceanography
Deciphering DOC in the Gulf of Mexico

10:05 – 10:35 am Don Chambers, Physical Oceanography
Have the fronts of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current really shifted south in the last 25 years?

10:35 – 10:45 am Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15 am Mya Breitbart, Biological Oceanography
All about the base: DNA sequencing to address questions in biological oceanography

11:15 – 11:45 pm Ernst Peebles, Biological Oceanography
Applying DNA barcoding to synchronized egg surveys to estimate fish biomass on the West Florida Shelf

11:45 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break

01:00 – 01:30 pm Philip Kramer, FIO Director
Overview of the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and highlights of some of my recent research projects related to coral reefs, marine protected areas, and large-scale ecosystem monitoring

01:30 – 02:00 pm Steve Murawski, Biological Oceanography
Connectivity and Resilience of Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf Fish Communities

02:00 – 02:10 am Coffee Break

02:10 – 02:40 pm Tim Conway, Chemical Oceanography
Gulf Stream Interactions and mesoscale trace element biogeochemistry

02:40 – 03:10 pm John Paul, Biological Oceanography
How to give birth to your hi-tech spinoff company

04:30 pm – Welcome-back TGIF hosted by MSAC


** Cancelled due to Hurricane Irma ** Sept. 8, 2017

Speaker: Aditya Nayak

Affiliation: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida David Murphy, USF College of Engineering

Title: Characterizing coastal turbulence and in situ oceanic particle fields using particle image velocimetry and digital holography

Host: David Murphy, USF College of Engineering


Sept. 15, 2017

Speaker: Valerie Trouet

Affiliation: University of Arizona

Title: Heat, wind, and fire: understanding drivers of past extreme weather events

Host: Julie Richey


Sept. 21, 2017

Speaker: Sandra Cruz-Pol

Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico at Mayguez

Professional Development Talk:
TITLE: RF Sensors for Remote Sensing the Earth and the importance of RF Spectrum Management

Host: David Naar/Bernard Batson/Frank Muller-Karger


Sept. 22, 2017

Speaker: Chris Martens

Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Title: Methane Plumes in the Deep Northern Gulf of Mexico

Host: Mark Luther


Sept. 29, 2017

Speaker: Randie Bundy

Affiliation: University of Washington

Title: The role of siderophores in the uptake and cycling of iron

Host: Kristin Buck


Oct. 5, 2017

Speaker: Erin Symonds

Affiliation: Sackett Award winner

Title: Poop and perception: A transdisciplinary approach to managing coastal microbial water quality in Costa Rica

Host: Mya Breitbart/David Naar


Oct. 13, 2017

Speaker: Todd A. Crowl

Affiliation: Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University

Title: FIU's CREST Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment:  Untangling Sources, Transport and Ecosystem Responses to Contaminants, Pollutants And Other Stressors in South Florida Aquatic Ecosystems

Host: Abdiel E. Laureano-Rosario/Frank Muller-Karger


Oct. 20, 2017

Speaker: Chris Anastasiou

Affiliation: Southwest Florida Water Management District

Title: "Mermaids, Manatees, and the Rising Seas:
Profound changes along Florida’s Springs Coast are shifting ecological paradigms before our very eyes!"

Host: Sean Beckwith

Oct. 27, 2017

Speaker: Rene Boiteau

Affiliation: Pacific Northwest National Lab

Title: Revealing mechanisms of biogeochemical metal cycling in the ocean

Host: Tim Conway


Nov. 3, 2017

Speaker: Howard Townsend

Affiliation: NOAA Chesapeake Bay

Title: Applied Ecosystem Modeling For Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

Host: Cameron Ainsworth


Nov. 9, 2017

USF Alumni Roundtable

Moderator- Merrie Beth Neely, MS '96, PhD '08
Marine Habitat Habitat Resource Specialist II, Earth Resources Technology, Inc.


Beau Suthard, MS ‘05
Client Program Manager, APTIM

Steve Walker, MS ‘84

Monica Wilson, MS ’07, PhD ‘13
Oil Spill Research Extension Specialist, Florida Sea Grant College Program, UF/IFAS Extension

Host: Howard Rutherford


Nov. 17, 2017

Speaker: Pete Rose

Affiliation: Rose & Associates

Title: Cognitive bias is scientific research

Host: Gene Shinn


Dec. 1, 2017

Speaker: Jeremy Testa

Affiliation: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Title: Trends and Phenology in Linked Carbon, Oxygen, and Nitrogen Cycles in the Chesapeake Bay Estuary

Host: Yun Li


Dec. 8, 2017

Speaker: Peter Girguis

Affiliation: Harvard University

Title: The Seas We’ve Hardly Seen: Adaptations to living in the deep dark ocean

Host: Mya Breitbart