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September 2016

ASMicro Day

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB),
111 Mason Farm Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join the American Society for Microbiology in a morning of learning and insights from top leaders in microbiome research. Learn about ASM career resources, have fun and win prizes!

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Seminar: Dr. David DeMaster, NCSU

September 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
G201 Murray,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences' Distinguished Professor Chris Martens hosts a seminar presented by David J. DeMaster, Ph.D. Seminar Title: Climate Change in High Latitudes: Benthic Responses and Labile Carbon Inventories under Collapsed Ice Shelves Presenter Affiliation: Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University (NCSU) Summary: High latitude environments, such as the Antarctic Peninsula, exhibit some of the most apparent responses to Global Climate Change on the planet.  In this study my research group is examining the benthic response to Climate-Change-induced…

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October 2016

Seminar: Dr. Erik Zettler, Sea Education Association

October 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
G201 Murray,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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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 living on plastic marine debris (PMD). There is substantial public and scientific interest in PMD and the problems of entanglement and ingestion by fish, turtles, birds, and marine mammals, but the microbial community on this manufactured substrate is just beginning to be…

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Interdisciplinary Seminar: Rob Lampe

October 10 @ 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
G201 Murray,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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An interdisciplinary seminar presented by Univertisy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Marine Sciences Graduate Student, Rob Lampe on Phytoplankton Thin Layers.

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Seminar: Dr, Suzanna Brauer, App State

October 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
G201 Murray,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences' Associate Professor Marc Alperin hosts a seminar presented by Suzanna Brauer, Ph.D. Seminar Title: Flipping the switch: Peatland warming triggers accelerated carbon degradation, altered methane dynamics, and reverse ecological succession Presenter Affiliation: Appalachian State University Summary: Peatlands harbor unique microorganisms that demonstrate adaptations to stressful conditions, including low nutrient concentrations, high proton concentrations (resulting in low pH) and relatively low concentrations of sodium, potassium and other ions necessary for life. Peatlands are currently net carbon sinks and are estimated…

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Master’s Research Seminar: Jessica Smith

October 17 @ 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
G201 Murray,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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A master's research seminar presented by UNC Marine Sciences Graduate Student, Jessica Smith.

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Seminar: Dr, Dustin Kemp, UAB

October 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
G201 Murray,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences' Assistant Professor Karl Castillo hosts a seminar presented by Dustin Kemp, Ph.D. Seminar Title: Modern challenges for coral reefs: Functional traits and genetic diversity of Indo-Pacific and Caribbean coral Presenter Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology Summary: TBA

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November 2016

Seminar: Dr. Daphne Klotsa, Applied Physical Sciences, UNC-CH

November 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
G201 Murray,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences' Professor Alberto Scotti hosts a seminar presented by Daphne Klotsa, Ph.D. Seminar Title: Collective behavior of particles and swimmers in fluids at intermediate Reynolds numbers Presenter Affiliation: Department of Applied Physical Sciences, UNC-CH Abstract: Rigid spherical particles in oscillating fluid flows form interesting patterns as a result of fluid mediated interactions. Here, through both experiments and simulations, we show that two spheres under horizontal vibration align themselves at right angles to the oscillation and sit with a…

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Interdisciplinary Seminar: Charlie Deaton

November 7 @ 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
G201 Murray,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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An interdisciplinary seminar presented by UNC IMS Graduate Student, Charlie Deaton.

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Seminar: Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery, Catawba

November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
G201 Murray,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences' Post-Doc Sarah Davies hosts a seminar on Coral Physiology presented by Constance Rogers-Lowery, Ph.D. of Catawba College. The seminar title is: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Early Life Stages of Coral.

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