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MS Defense of Sedona Ryan

Venable G311 121 South Road, Chapel Hill, United States

Stepping stones into the desert: an experimental test of hybridization-facilitated range expansion in spadefoot toads.  Hybridization between species often results in low-fitness offspring with reduced growth, survival, or fecundity. Such low fitness in hybrids is generally thought to derive from … Read more

Guest Seminar, Renzun Zhao NC A&T: Delineating the characteristics, transformation and water quality impacts of landfill leachate induced dissolved organic nitrogen

IMS Seminar Room (222) 3431 Arendell St, MOREHEAD CITY, NC, United States

Delineating the characteristics, transformation and water quality impacts of landfill leachate induced dissolved organic nitrogen   Renzun Zhao, PhD, PE Associate Professor Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Dept. North Carolina A&T State University   Abstract: Emerging research identifies Dissolved Organic … Read more

Spring 2024 Colloquium Seminar Series- Dr. Ryan Emanuel, Duke University

Venable G311 121 South Road, Chapel Hill, United States +1 more

Environmental Justice for Environmental Science    Environmental scientists sometimes think about our research as informing efforts to promote environmental justice (i.e., “environmental science for environmental justice”). This framing can be true, and it often yields impactful science, but we can also … Read more

MS Proposal Defense of John Baer

Murray 3204 Murray Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Quantifying Precipitation-Induced Uncertainty in Flood Hazard Assessment for a Coastal Urban Area Flooding is the costliest disaster in the United States, and its impacts are projected to grow under climate and land use change. To prepare for and mitigate these … Read more

Spring 2024 Marine Sciences Interdisciplinary Seminar, Sean Hart

IMS 222 3431 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC, United States

Interactions of coral colony development, reef morphology and hydrodynamics Coral reefs are important structures for both human activity and coastal ecology. They are a part of a vibrant ecosystem, providing food and shelter for a wide range of species. Reefs … Read more

PhD Proposal Defense of Jianxing Wang

IMS Seminar Room (222) 3431 Arendell St, MOREHEAD CITY, NC, United States

Wind Effects on Estuarine Circulation and Salinity Distribution Most research on estuarine dynamics to date has focused on tides as the main driver of vertical mixing. There has been less work on the role of wind, despite early predictions of … Read more

PhD Defense Seminar of Meredith Meyer

Mitchell 121B 104 South Road, Chapel Hill, United States

The Influence of Phytoplankton Productivity and Molecular Physiology on Biogeochemical Dynamics of Two Contrasting Ocean Environments   Understanding the controls on oceanic primary production is crucial to elucidating it’s influence on global biogeochemical cycling, ocean health, and climate regulation under … Read more

MS Proposal Defense Seminar of Emily Speciale

Murray 3204 Murray Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Investigating the gene expression of mixotrophic phytoplankton under iron-limited upwelling conditions   Mixotrophic phytoplankton may have significant impacts on ocean food web dynamics, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem stability. As global warming is expected to decrease iron bioavailability to phytoplankton, mixotrophs may … Read more

PhD Proposal Defense Seminar of Mingying Chuo

IMS Seminar Room (222) 3431 Arendell St, MOREHEAD CITY, NC, United States

Effects of Nutrients and Light on Phytoplankton Growth in Albemarle Sound, North Carolina   Oligohaline zones of estuaries are often subject to harmful algal blooms. Albemarle Sound and its tributaries in northeastern North Carolina comprise the largest oligohaline lagoon in … Read more