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

MS Thesis Defense: Greg Sorg

April 6, 2017

The M.S. Thesis Defense of Greg Sorg 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. This event will be held on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 9:00 AM.

MS Thesis Defense: Weida Gong

March 28, 2017

The M.S. Thesis Defense of Weida Gong 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. This … Continued

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Rachel Canty

March 27, 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. … Continued

Research Seminar: Maxwell Tice-Lewis

March 20, 2017

A research seminar presented by UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences graduate student, Maxwell Tice-Lewis. Seminar Title: Determining drivers of oyster reef community dynamics and resilience to freshet disturbance across estuarine gradients. Abstract: Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) are estuarine foundational species ranging from … Continued

Research Seminar: Charlie Deaton

March 6, 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 … Continued

Seminar: Emily Eidam, UW School of Oceanography

March 1, 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 … Continued

PhD Dissertation Defense: Justin Ridge

February 17, 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 … Continued