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Research Seminar: Greg Sorg

January 5, 2017

A research seminar presented by UNC Institute of Marine Sciences Graduate Student, Greg Sorg. Seminar Title: Testing the Effectiveness of Alternative Substrates for Subtidal Oyster Reef Construction Abstract: In North Carolina, the wild stock of Eastern oysters, Crassostrea virginica, is currently a … Read more

Seminar: Dr. Joel Fodrie, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

December 21, 2016

UNC Marine Sciences’ Distinguished Professor Christopher Martens hosts a seminar presented by Joel Fodrie, Ph.D. Presenter Affiliation: UNC Institute of Marine Sciences Title: Has warming, oiling, and fishing fundamentally altered coastal ecosystems in the northern Gulf of Mexico? Abstract: The Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is … Read more

Seminar: Dr. Brett Froelich, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

December 21, 2016

UNC Marine Sciences’ Assistant Professor Alecia Septer hosts a seminar presented by Brett Froelich, Ph.D. Presenter Affiliation: UNC Institute of Marine Sciences Presenter Discipline: Microbial physiology Seminar Title: The Tripartite lifestyle of Vibrio vulnificus Summary: The marine bacterium, Vibrio vulnificus, is found in estuarine and … Read more

Ph.D. Proposal Defense: David Marshall

December 5, 2016

UNC Marince Sciences PhD candidate David Marshall gives his proposal defense titled: Turbulent mixing, circulation and salt transport in a strongly stratified, microtidal, wind-driven estuary.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Ian Kroll

November 4, 2016

The Ph.D. Dissertation Defense of Ian Kroll will be presented at UNC IMS (Institute of Marine Science) seminar room 222 in Morehead City – NC, and streamed to Murray Hall, room 3204 of the Marine Sciences Department, UNC at Chapel … Read more

How UNC Institute of Marine Science prepares for hurricanes

October 9, 2016

Hurricane Preparation, Down to a Science by Kathleen Onorevole, UNC Marine Sciences M.S. student in Dr. Michael Piehler’s lab (Kathleen also contributes to the UNC Marine Sciences graduate student blog: underthecblog.org) As Hurricane Matthew spins toward North Carolina, most UNC employees … Read more

MS Thesis Defense: Kathleen Onorevole

September 29, 2016

Restoration of estuarine habitats supports changes in N cycling and removal over time Habitat restoration is a valuable way to curtail environmental degradation.  In estuarine systems in North Carolina, oyster reefs and salt marshes are frequently restored together as living … Read more

Discussing Algal Blooms with Dr. Paerl

September 20, 2016

Dr. Hans Paerl is an expert on algae and algal blooms and has spoken to the press a number of times this year about the causes and effects of these blooms, how they are influenced by rising temperatures as well as where and … Read more

Seminar: John Bane, MASC UNC-CH

August 29, 2016

UNC Marine Sciences’ hosts a seminar presented by Rising Professor Emeritus John Bane, Ph.D. Seminar Title: Alternative Energy from Ocean Currents Presenter Affiliation: UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences Summary: The kinetic energy in ocean currents, or marine hydrokinetic (MHK)energy, is a renewable … Read more

Seminar: Dr. Erik Zettler, Sea Education Association

August 23, 2016

UNC Marine Sciences’ Associate Professor Marc Alperin hosts a seminar presented by Erik Zettler, Ph.D. Seminar Title: Diversity & Function of the Marine “Plastisphere” Community Presenter Affiliation: Sea Education Association (SEA) Summary: The “Plastisphere” encompasses a diverse microbial and metazoan community … Read more