Research Seminar: Greg Sorg

January 23, 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 … Continued

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Ian Kroll

January 10, 2017

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 … Continued

Ph.D. Proposal Defense: David Marshall

December 9, 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.

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Greg Sorg

December 5, 2016

An interdisciplinary seminar presented by UNC IMS Graduate Student, Greg Sorg. Seminar Title: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost: Use of Chemical and Acoustic Cues to Navigate Estuarine Environments Abstract: The estuarine environment provides primary habitats, nurseries, and/or foraging grounds for … Continued

Interdisciplinary Seminar: Charlie Deaton

November 7, 2016

An interdisciplinary seminar presented by UNC IMS Graduate Student, Charlie Deaton. Seminar Title: Bistability and resilience in coupled bio-geomorphic coastal systems Abstract: Many coastal ecosystems, such as dunes, salt marshes, and seagrass beds, exist due to biological-geologic feedbacks that result in highly dynamic, … Continued

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: As Hurricane Matthew spins toward North Carolina, most UNC employees … Continued

Seminar: Dr. Erik Zettler, Sea Education Association

October 5, 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 … Continued

MS Thesis Defense: Kathleen Onorevole

October 3, 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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Using drones to study sharks

September 20, 2016

PhD candidate, Martin Benavides spotlighted on Endeavors for using drones to study sharks. “In collaboration with David Johnston, director of the the Duke Marine Lab Unoccupied Systems Facility, Benavides wants to figure out how much and what kind of information can be collected … Continued