Spoonbill Bowl volunteers needed for the regional NOSB competition

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - We need your help.  A call is out for volunteers for the regional NOSB competition and here are the details.

What is the NOSB Spoonbill Bowl?

Tournament style academic competition designed to challenge high school students’ knowledge of math and science in the context of the ocean. Also, it promotes careers in sciences and engineering and broadens public awareness and understanding of the importance of ocean-related research.

For more information please visit our Spoonbill website.

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Amazing viral diversity in aquatic animals showcases the big bang-like radiation of virus evolution

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Speaker: Dr. Terry Fei Fan Ng

Affiliation: Center for Disease Control

Seminar Title: Amazing viral diversity in aquatic animals showcases the big bang-like radiation of virus evolution

When: Nov. 13, 2015 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Karyna Rosario

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* Please request video before Dec. 15, 2015.  Speaker requests the video to be deleted on that day.

 

 

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Holistic approach to ecosystem-based fisheries management: identifying limits of fishing

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Speaker: Dr. Francisco Arreguin-Sanchez

Affiliation: Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas 

Seminar Title: Holistic approach to ecosystem-based fisheries management: identifying limits of fishing

When: Dec. 4, 2015 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Cameron Aimsworth

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Last modified on Monday, 07 December 2015 18:26

Exploring the morphodynamics of river deltas and barrier islands

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Speaker: Dr. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba

Affiliation: Montclaire State University

Seminar Title: Exploring the morphodynamics of river deltas and barrier islands. What can we learn from simple models?

When: Dec. 3, 2015 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Nathaniel Plant (USGS)

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Last modified on Monday, 07 December 2015 18:20

USF Giving Tuesday 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Thanksgiving, or the giving of thanks, is a great thing and the Ocean gives us multiple reasons to be thankful. Today, and in the days, months and years ahead, we give thanks to the Ocean:

  • For the air we breathe
  • For the food that sustains us
  • For stabilizing the climate
  • For forgiving us our human foibles

On December 1, 2015 we will celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. The University of South Florida College of Marine Science will proudly participate in #GivingTuesday by joining a vast network of organizations and individuals who have come together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. We invite you to join us and give thanks to the Ocean!

Please join us in support of #USFGivingTuesday by making a gift of $19.56 (or more) in honor of the year USF was founded. Click below to help provide USF College of Marine Science the opportunity to achieve our research and educational goals.

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Last modified on Thursday, 03 December 2015 14:32

AAAS Names Three Fellows from USFCMS

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has awarded the distinction of Fellow to three USFCMS faculty members among 347 scholars from around the nation.

AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and is an international non-profit organization “dedication to advancing science for the benefit of all people.”

The Awards:

Jacqueline E. Dixon: “For distinguished contributions to the fields of marine science and geology.”

Kendra Daly: “For distinguished contributions to the field of ocean science, particularly for advancing knowledge of Antarctic marine food webs and ecosystem dynamics in ice covered seas.”

Steve Murawski: “For distinguished contributions to the fields of fisheries and marine ecosystem science, particularly for theoretical and empirical contributions to understanding the dynamics of exploited ecosystems.”

 

AAAS will present its official certificate and a gold and blue rosette pin, representing science and engineering, in February at its annual AAAS Fellows Forum during the 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The formal announcement appears in the AAAS News & Notes section of the Nov. 25 issue of “Science” magazine.

View AAAS full article here

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My Journey as a Climate Modeler and How the Earth's Climate is Likely to Change

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Speaker: Dr. Warren Washington

Affiliation: National Center for Atmospheric Research

Seminar Title: My Journey as a Climate Modeler and How the Earth's Climate is Likely to Change

When: Nov. 20, 2015 3:30pm EST

Where: MSL Conference Room (134)

Host: Frank Muller-Karger & Bernard Batson

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Last modified on Monday, 07 December 2015 19:36

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical Oceanography

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month academic appointment in Chemical Oceanography at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level.  Rank is dependent on qualifications and experience.

We seek a Chemical Oceanographer who will contribute to an understanding of the ocean/climate system, past, present, and future, from basic disciplinary topics to ecosystems analyses.  Qualified candidates will employ modern tools of multi-disciplinary science to understand regional and global issues critical to the ocean system, including but not limited to organic and inorganic carbon cycling, trace element cycling, nutrient cycling, ocean-atmosphere and/or ocean-land interactions, and biogeochemical processes and modeling.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their potential to conduct transformative research within their discipline, their productivity with respect to acquisition of external research funding and peer reviewed publication, and a potential for outstanding mentoring and teaching.  The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to core courses in oceanography and teach specialty courses at the graduate level.

Minimum Requirements: Must have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline at the time of hire with research experience in the field of Chemical Oceanography.

Preferred qualifications: Applicants should be capable of interacting with colleagues in multi-disciplinary oceanographic research. 

For the Assistant Professor rank, candidates should have a record of scholarly products and demonstrate potential for a career of creative work and scholarly publications, demonstrate potential for acquisition of extramural research funding, exhibit a commitment to exemplary instruction and mentoring of graduate students, and demonstrate a culture of high ethics and service to their professional community and to the public.

For the Associate Professor / Professor rank, candidates should have an outstanding record in research including a substantive publication and other scholarly product record, evidence of success in attracting extramural research funding, a commitment to exemplary instruction and mentoring of graduate students, and demonstrate a culture of high ethics and service to their professional community and to the public.

Contact: For information regarding the available position, please contact Dr. Robert Byrne, rhbyrne@usf.edu or Tim Trowbridge, ttrowbridge@usf.edu (727-553-3375).

Application procedures:  Please submit a cover letter stating qualifications.  Please append research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees. Position is open until filled, however, priority review of applications will begin by January 15, 2016.  Appointment is anticipated to commence August 7, 2016.

For more information on how to apply please visit our employment page

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Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event Nov 17 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Our Second Anniversary Tampa Bay Area Marine Science Networking Happy Hour will be next Tuesday November 17th at the Canopy Rooftop Lounge in the Birchwood Hotel 340 Beach Dr, NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 4:30-6:30pm. This event is our final gathering in 2015 (but we will resume in January 2016) 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 Birchwood always has a great happy hour offering of beer, wine, and softdrinks as well as cocktails - and at affordable prices. Please join us one last time before the holidays - and bring your ocean science professional friends and colleagues.

Last modified on Thursday, 12 November 2015 14:51

Gain Hands-On Marine Ecology Experience in the Florida Keys

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - This winter, dive into a hands-on learning course in marine ecology. In collaboration with the
Florida Institute of Oceanography, the USF College of Marine Science is offering a one-week course in Marine Ecology Field Methods at the Keys Marine Lab, located at mile marker 68.5 on Long Key.

Move outside the traditional classroom and textbook learning environment and actively participate in science. Let your curiosity drive your learning while using and reflecting on the scientific method, exploring local fauna through field exercises, snorkeling at Alligator Reef and more.

For more information visit the USF Winter Session Website.

 

Last modified on Friday, 06 November 2015 17:34