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PhD Proposal Defense: Martin Benavides

January 29, 2018

The PhD Proposal Defense of Martin Benavides will be presented by the Department of Marine Sciences and the Institute of Marine Sciences. The main location of this event will be in room 222 at IMS in Morehead City, NC. The defense will be streamed live … Continued

PhD Proposal Defense: John Rippe

January 22, 2018

The PhD Proposal Defense of John “JP” Rippe presented by the Department of Marine Sciences. The main location of this event will be in room G201 on the ground floor of Murray Hall on UNC campus in Chapel Hill, NC. The defense will be streamed live … Continued

MS Thesis Defense: Andrew Hyde

December 6, 2017

The Masters Thesis Defense of Andrew Hyde will be presented by the Department of Marine Sciences in seminar room G201 on the ground floor of Murray Hall, UNC at Chapel Hill. Live stream can be made available upon request. This event will be held on Wednesday, December 6th … Continued

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Lauren Speare

November 20, 2017

An interdisciplinary seminar presented by UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences graduate student, Lauren Speare. Seminar Title: Impact of ocean acidification on Blue Mussel immune defense mechanisms Abstract: Marine bivalves provide critical ecological and economic benefits through marine habitat creation, water filtration, and aquaculture. … Continued

Graduate Student Symposium

September 15, 2017

The Graduate Student Symposium or GSS is a low stress environment to practice your research presentation skills, participate in a couple of brief skill workshops, attend a panel of professionals in your field, and an easy (at no cost to … Continued

PhD Proposal Defense: Alexandria Hounshell

September 6, 2017

The Ph.D. Proposal Defense of Alexandria Hounshell will be presented before the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in seminar room 222 in Morehead City, NC and live broadcast to UNC Department of Marine Sciences conference room 3204 on the 3rd floor of Murray Hall … Continued

Research Seminar: Andrew Hyde

May 8, 2017

A research seminar presented by UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences graduate student, Andrew Hyde. Title: Life in the gradient: Investigating the changing microbial community in the Orca Basin chemocline Abstract: Orca Basin is an anoxic hypersaline pool in the seabed of the Gulf of … Continued

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Andrew Hyde

April 26, 2017

Methane hydrates are a type of ice that has trapped methane molecules. It is estimated that there may be 1500 gigatons (1015 g) of carbon trapped in methane hydrates in the sediments of the world’s continental margins. This volume of methane gas is equal to the volume of the Mediterranean Sea under standard conditions; providing a tremendous amount of potential energy to the ~106 microbial cells/cm3 found in hydrate sediments. This seminar explores the interplay between these rich microbial communities and this large methane reservoir.

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Adam Rok

April 10, 2017

An interdisciplinary seminar presented by UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences graduate student, Adam Rok. Seminar Title: Xenobiotic Contamination: Pharmaceuticals in the World’s Waters Abstract: Every year more pharmaceutical products are consumed by the world’s population, but where do all of these biologically active … Continued