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.
UNC Marine Sciences’ Distinguished Professor Christopher Martens hosts a seminar presented by Joel Fodrie, Ph.D. Presenter Affiliation: UNC Institute of Marine Sciences Title: Has warming, oiling, and fishing fundamentally altered coastal ecosystems in the northern Gulf of Mexico? Abstract: The Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is … Continued
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.
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
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
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
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
UNC Marine Sciences’ Associate Professor Alberto Scotti hosts a seminar presented by Xiao Yu, Ph.D. Seminar Title: Two-phase approach for sediment transport Presenter Affiliation: UNC Institute of Marine Sciences Summary: Sediment transport by turbulent flow occurs widely in nature and the modelling … Continued
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
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.