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PhD Dissertation Defense: Emily Elliott

March 8, 2017

The Ph.D. Dissertation Defense of Emily Elliott will be presented at Murray Hall, in the 3rd floor conference room #3204 of the Marine Sciences Department, UNC at Chapel Hill and live broadcast to UNC Institute of Marine Science (IMS) in Morehead City, NC. … Read more

Research Seminar: Charlie Deaton

February 2, 2017

A research seminar presented by UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences graduate student, Charlie Deaton. Title: Geomorphic and ecological response to land-use change and sedimentation in coastal watersheds along an urban-rural gradient Abstract: Physical changes across Earth’s landscape eventually cause changes along the coast, where rivers … Read more

Why reefs matter

January 31, 2017

Title: Why reefs matter no matter where you live Author: Justin Baumann You’ve probably heard that coral reefs are in worldwide decline. If you read this blog that probably matters to you intrinsically, which is great. But what if you were … Read more

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Andrew Hyde

January 18, 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

January 18, 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 … Read more

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Rachel Canty

January 18, 2017

An interdisciplinary seminar presented by UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences graduate student, Rachel Canty. Seminar Title: Chemotactic influences on phytoplankton-bacteria interactions Abstract: Bacteria play an important role in cycling organic matter to higher trophic levels as well as providing inorganic matter to autotrophs. … Read more

Seminar: Emily Eidam, UW School of Oceanography

January 12, 2017

UNC Marine Sciences’ Distinguished Professor Brent McKee hosts a seminar presented by UW Graduate Student, Emily Eidam Presenter Affiliation: University of Washington School of Oceanography Presenter Discipline: Marine Sediment Transport Seminar Title: Sedimentary processes contributing to delta evolution: Insights from the Elwha and Mekong … Read more

PhD Dissertation Defense: Justin Ridge

January 11, 2017

The Ph.D. Dissertation Defense of Justin Ridge will be presented at IMS (Institute of Marine Science) seminar room 222 in Morehead City, NC and live broadcast to Murray Hall, room 3204 of the UNC at Chapel Hill Marine Sciences Department. Held … Read more

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