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September 2017

Seminar: Dr. Barbara MacGregor, UNC Dept. of Marine Sciences

September 20, 2017 @ 3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
G201 Murray Hall, 123 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences’ is proud to host a seminar by one of our own faculty Dr. Barbara MacGregor. Presenter Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Marine Sciences Title: Building big bacteria: Central vacuoles and nitrate respiration pathways in the large sulfur bacteria Abstract: Most bacteria are microscopic, with cell diameters of at most a few microns, but this is biology - there are exceptions. For example, some sulfur-oxidizing Gammaproteobacteria are 100 microns or more across, and are visible to the naked eye.…

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Seminar: Dr. Rogier Braakman, MIT Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

September 27, 2017 @ 3:35 am - 4:35 pm
G201 Murray Hall, 123 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences' is proud to host a seminar by Rogier Braakman, Ph.D. Presenter Affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Title: Metabolic evolution and the self-organization of the biosphere Abstract: Metabolism is the biochemical network that supplies the energy and building blocks for all cells on Earth. The collective metabolism of all cells in turn mediates the global biogeochemical cycles, which regulate Earth's climate. Reconstructing…

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October 2017

Seminar: Dr. Manuel Kleiner, NCSU

October 4, 2017 @ 3:35 pm - 4:45 pm
G201 Murray Hall, 123 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences' is proud to host a seminar by Manuel Kleiner, Ph.D. Presenter Affiliation: North Carolina State University, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology & Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities Cluster Title: Assessing metabolism and interspecies interactions in microbial symbioses and microbial communities via metaproteomics Abstract: Metaproteomics is an umbrella term for all high-throughput methods used to identify and quantify proteins in microbial communities to determine which metabolic pathways and physiological functions are of relevance under a given environmental condition. Initially, metaproteomics was…

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Interdisciplinary Seminar: Anna Atencio

October 9, 2017 @ 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
G201 Murray Hall, 123 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 United States
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An interdisciplinary seminar presented by UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences graduate student, Anna Atencio. Seminar Title: How volcanic eruptions affect ocean circulation on decadal timescales Abstract: Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is part of the great ocean conveyor belt that brings a warm temperate climate to Europe and the rest of the northern Atlantic. Since the creation of the Rapid Climate Change Program in 2004, aimed to study AMOC strength and vertical structure, evidence suggests AMOC has weakened over the past century and will continue to…

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Seminar: Dr. John Kessler, University of Rochester

October 11, 2017 @ 3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
G201 Murray Hall, 123 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences' is proud to host a seminar by John Kessler, Ph.D. Presenter Affiliation: University of Rochester, Earth and Environmental Studies Title: The Briny Blue Bubble Bender: Investigations of the chemical and isotopic kinetics of aerobic methane oxidation Abstract: The ocean seafloor harbors the largest global reservoir of methane, yet despite hypotheses suggesting the climate sensitivity of this reservoir, the current flux of methane out of the ocean surface and into the atmosphere is small relative to other atmospheric sources of methane.  One…

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Interdisciplinary Seminar: Maxwell Tice-Lewis

October 16, 2017 @ 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
G201 Murray Hall, 123 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 United States
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An interdisciplinary seminar presented by UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences graduate student, Maxwell Tice-Lewis. Seminar Title: When invasion becomes range expansion: Carcinus maenas on the Pacific coast of North America Abstract: Biological invasions are a leading cause of global biodiversity decline and result in substantial economic costs. In the last century, improvements in transoceanic shipping have mediated exponential increases in marine invasions worldwide through ballast water transport of larvae. Following the initial invasion, introduced species may subsequently spread and expand their ranges altering…

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IMS 70th Anniversary – Community Open House

October 21, 2017
IMS 222 Coker seminar room, 3431 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557 United States
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Happy Birthday to us! UNC's Institute of Marine Sciences (aka: IMS) turns 70 this year and as part of our celebrations, we are planning to host a community Open House - Saturday October 21. Mark your calendars!

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MS Thesis Defense: Jessica Smith

October 24, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
3204 Murray Hall, 123 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 United States
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The Masters Thesis Defense of Jessica Smith will be presented by the Department of Marine Sciences in conference room 3204 on the 3rd floor of Murray Hall, UNC at Chapel Hill and live broadcast to UNC IMS (Institute of Marine Science) seminar room 222 in Morehead City - NC. This event will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at 9:15 AM. Title: Probabilistic Track Generation for Use in Storm Surge Prediction Abstract: Storm surge is a major source of devastation for hurricane events, and as…

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Seminar: Dr. Antonio Rodriguez, UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

October 25, 2017 @ 3:35 pm - 4:45 pm
G201 Murray Hall, 123 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences' is proud to host a seminar by Antonio Rodriguez, Ph.D. Presenter Affiliation: University of North Carolina, Institute of Marine Sciences Title: Impacts of Accelerated Sea-Level Rise, Storms, and Development on Barrier-Island Landscapes and Carbon Reservoirs Abstract: Barrier islands migrate landward with rising sea level primarily through overwash transport of sand from the beach across the barrier where it is deposited as ephemeral flood-tidal deltas and washover fans (barrier rollover).  Salt marsh subsequently colonizes back-barrier sandflats, accumulating carbon in their rapidly-accreting…

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November 2017

Seminar: Dr. Amala Mahadevan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

November 1, 2017 @ 3:35 pm - 4:45 pm
G201 Murray Hall, 123 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3300 United States
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UNC Marine Sciences' is proud to host a seminar by Amala Mahadevan, Ph.D. Presenter Affiliation: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Title: How submesoscale processes mediate phytoplankton blooms Abstract: Submesoscale dynamics in the upper ocean have a two-pronged effect: On the one hand, they enhance vertical motion and the supply nutrients for phytoplankton. On the other hand, they restratify the mixed layer by the eddy-driven reconfiguration of density.  Here, we will examine how these processes affect the blooming of phytoplankton in different…

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