University Programs Seminar Series is postponed at this time. Please visit our YouTube channel to view past seminars. You can find links to the YouTube videos in the Past Seminars tab.
- Friday, March 6 - Brian Matherne, Louisiana State University (Host: Elizabeth Hieb)
- Monday, March 2 - Ocean Discovery Lecture Series, Dr. Chris Lowery
- Friday, February 28 - Adrienne Starks, STREAM Innovations, A Career in STEM: From Ph.D. to CEO (Host: Dr. Jeff Krause)
- Friday, January 24 - DISL/FDA Student Presentations
- Friday, November 22 - Justin Bopp, Stony Brook University. Chasing the dynamics of blue bloods: Assessing habitat connectivity and survival patterns of American horseshoe crabs. (Host: Dr. Ruth Carmichael)
- Friday, November 15 - Heidi Lyn, University of South Alabama. What do animals know? and how do we know? Effects of Species and Environment on Cognitive and Communicative Behaviors (Host: Dr. Ruth Carmichael)
- Friday, November 1 - Nils Volkenborn, Stony Brook University. The role of bioadvection for marine sediment function. (Host: Kelly Dorgan)
- Thursday, October 24 - Adrian Marchetti. Research opportunities in the Galapagos. (Host: Sean Powers) (not recorded)
- Friday, October 4 - Naohiro Kato, Louisiana State University. The development of biodegradable mardi-gras beads. (Host: Ruth Carmichael)
- Friday, September 27 - Graduate student presentations of joint FDA/DISL projects
- Monday, September 16- USA Campus - Carlos Mena, The Galapagos Science Center. (Host: Sean Powers) (not recorded)
- Friday, September 13 - Alan Wilson, Auburn University. Consequences of nutrient enrichment and herbivore adaptation for phytoplankton in lakes. (Host: Alison Robertson)
- Friday, September 6 - Robert Moorhead, Northern Gulf Institute Director. (Host: John Valentine) (not recorded)
- Friday, August 23 - Jim Stoeckel, Auburn University. Physiological and Engineering Approaches to Crustacean Conservation Ecology as Illustrated by Freshwater Crayfish – Some of Which Live Underground. (Host: Bill Walton)
- Friday, May 3 -- Chris Esposito, The Water Institute (Host: Brian Dzwonkowski)
- Friday, April 26, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. -- Dr. Marc Weissburg, Georgia Tech (Host: Lee Smee)
- Thursday, April 18, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. -- Kelly Correia, Cy Clemo, Mai Fung (not recorded)
- Friday, April 12, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. -- Ilka (Candy) Feller, Smithsonian, Mangroves & Climate Change: …an interdisciplinary effort to understand the past, present, and future limits to mangrove distribution (Host: Ron Baker)
- Friday, April 5, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. -- Merritt McCall, Ed Kim, Kim Peter
- Friday, March 15 -- Matt Hodanbosi, Meredith Diskin, Cy Clemo
- Friday, March 8 -- Richard Devereux, EPA, Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone Sediments in 5D: biogeochemistry, space and time (Host: John Lehrter)
- Friday, March 8 -- Keisha Bahr, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (not recorded)
- Wednesday, March 6 -- Kenneth D. Hoadley, Marine Ecology, Geomar: Helmholtz-Zentrum Center for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany, Understanding Ecophysiology of Important Marine Phytoplankton
- Friday, February 22 -- Dr. Kevin Kocot, Biodiversity, Systematics, and Genomics of the Aculiferan Molluscs (Host: Kelly Dorgan)
- Tuesday, February 27 -- Dr. James Cloern, Wiese Speaker, USGS, Estuaries As Special Places Where Rivers Meet The Sea (Host: Jeff Krause)
- Wednesday, February 27 -- Dr. James Cloern, Wiese Speaker, USGS, Patterns, Pace and Processes of Water-quality Variability in a Well-studied Estuary (Host: Jeff Krause)
- Friday, February 15 -- Dr. Sara Wofford, Should I Stay or Should I Go: Behavioral decisions under shifting social and ecological conditions (Host: Lee Smee)
- Wednesday, February 13 -- Dr. Raphael Ritson-Williams (Host: Lee Smee)
- Friday, February 8 -- Dr. Ronald Baker, "Fish of Paradise: the ecology of little-known sport fish of Papua New Guinea"
- Friday, February 1 -- Dr. Andrew Turner, Center for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, CEFAS, UK (Host: Alison Robertson) (technical difficulties, not recorded)
- Friday, January 25 -- Dr. Gary Kendrick, University of Western Australia, Incorporating resilience into understanding the impacts of seagrass loss and recovery in the Shark Bay World Heritage Site (Host: Ken Heck)
- Friday, January 18 -- Amy Prendergast, University of South Alabama, Making the most of University of South Alabama Library Resources, (Host: Kelly Dorgan)
- Thursday, December 6, -- Dr. Samuel Bentley, Louisiana State University, Submarine Landslides on the Mississippi River Delta Front: The First Regional Study since Jimmy Carter was President (Host: Kelly Dorgan)
- Thursday, October 25 -- Dr. Rebecca Minzoni, University of Alabama, Bridging the gap from polar ice loss to coastal impacts: A case for using paleo-records to improve coastal resiliency (Host: Just Cebrian) (not recorded)
- Thursday, October 18 -- Dr. William S. Fisher, EPA Gulf Ecology Division. Protecting coral reefs using the Clean Water Act (Host: John Lehrter)
- Thursday, September 20 -- Dr. Adam Greer, University of Southern Mississippi, Window to a World: New Insights into Plankton Ecology and Oceanography Revealed with in situ Imaging (Host: Jeff Krause) (not recorded)
- Thursday, May 3 -- Dr. Enrique Reyes, East Carolina University (not recorded)
- Thursday, May 17 -- Dr. Amanda Spivak, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (not recorded)
- Tuesday, April 17-- Dr. Don Boesch, President, Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland, Restoring Chesapeake Bay Water Quality while Factoring in Climate Change
- Friday, March 23 -- Dr. Paul Bologna, Montclair State University (Host: Ken Heck), The Ellis Island Effect: Invasive Hydrozoans in the Mid-Atlantic and Other Jelly Stories
- Friday, March 2 -- Graduate Symposium, Dr. Chris Martens, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Host: Just Cebrian)
- Thursday, January 25 -- Dr. Diana Varela, University of Victoria, Canada (Host: Jeff Krause), Primary Production and Silicon Biogeochemistry in the Arctic Ocean: The highs, the lows and the diatoms
- Tuesday, December 5 -- Dr. Matthew Johnson, NOAA Southeast Fisheries Science Center (Host: Just Cebrian) -- "Math, Monitoring, Muttons, and Mayhem: What exactly is the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program?"
- Friday, December 1 -- Dr. Sabrina M. Parra, U.S. Naval Research Lab (Host: Brian Dzwonkowski) – "Acoustic detection of zooplankton diel vertical migration behavior on the northern Gulf of Mexico shelf"
- Thursday, November 2 -- Dr. Monty Graham, University of Southern Mississippi (Host: Just Cebrian) - "Building a Blue Technology Economy in the Northern Gulf."
- Thursday, October 19 -- Dr. Leila Hamden, University of Southern Mississippi (Host: Just Cebrian) -- "Stowaways: Using shipwreck microbiomes to study spill impacts and dispersal in in the deep-sea"
- Tuesday, October 3 -- Wiese Distinguished Lecture Series, Dr. Donald M. Anderson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Host: Jeff Krause) – New technologies in harmful algal bloom (HAB) research, monitoring, and management
- Monday, October 2 -- Wiese Distinguished Lecture Series Public Seminar, University of South Alabama Student Center Ballroom Public Seminar, Dr. Donald M. Anderson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Host: Jeff Krause) – The expanding, global problem of red tides and harmful algal blooms (HABs): impacts, trends, and approaches to monitoring and management
- Friday, September 22 -- Dr. Robert K. Bonde, Wetland Aquatic Research Center, USGS (Host: Ruth Carmichael) – The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation
- Thursday, September 14 -- Dr. Fred Andrus, University of Alabama (Host: Ruth Carmichael) – Developing new sclerochronological proxies of ancient growth and climate: Geochemistry of coralline algae, sub-arctic clams, and ice-age oysters
- Thursday, September 7 -- Dr. Syed Khalil, Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority, LA (Host: Just Cebrian), LA Sediment Management Plan
- April 10 - Dr. Benoit Lebreton, Université de La Rochelle, France, 'Benthic Algae Count! Evidence that Benthic Algae Play an Important Role in Coastal Food Webs' (Host: Just Cebrian)
- March 23 - Dr. Iris Anderson, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (Host: Behzad Mortazavi)
- March 2 - Dr. Allison Penko, Naval Research Lab, Stennis Space Center (Host: Kelly Dorgan) **This seminar was not streamed**
- February 16 - Dr. Reide Corbett, East Carolina University, Studying Sediment and Water Dynamics from North Carolina to the Western Antarctic (Host: Behzad Mortazavi)
- February 2 - Dr. Stephanie Smallegan, University of South Alabama (Host: Ruth Carmichael)
- January 19 - Dr. Natasha Dimova, University of Alabama (Host: Behzad Mortazavi)
- November 10 - Dr. Paige Ferguson, University of Alabama, "Applying Quantitative Ecology to Natural Resource Conservation"
- October 27 - Dr. Megan La Peyre, Louisiana State University, "Where's the Reef? The Challenge of Restoration in a Variable Environment"
- September 27 – Dr. Joseph Warren, Stony Brook University, 'Bioacoustical Ecology: Using Sound to Study Ecosystem Processes from the Mesopelagic Gulf of Mexico to the Coral Reefs of Jamaica.'
- September 8 -- Dr. Matthew Bracken, UC Irvine, Marine Ecological Stoichiometry- Elemental Ratios Link Marine Communities and Ecosystems (not recorded due to technical difficulties)
- August 26 -- Dr. Matthew Waters, Auburn University, Stories of phosphorus, phytoplankton and flows: Connecting inland waters and coastal environments using sediment records from the Southeast U.S.
- June 10 -- Dr. Alison Dreary, GCRL, Ecomorphological Patterns in Early Life History Stage Fishes
- May 12 -- Dr. Stefanie Fishel, University of Alabama, 'Can Bacteria be Political?: Conversations between the Natural and Social Sciences'
- April 15 – Dr. Eric Sparks, MSU - A Path to an Extension Career
- April 7 -- Dr. Don Blancher, Moffatt & Nichol - 'AQUATOX Release 3.1 Nearshore Marine Environment: Model Modifications and Application to Natural Resource Damage Issues in Mississippi and Alabama for the Deepwater Horizon Incident'
- March 30 -- Dr. Jorge Brenner, TNC - Gulf of Mexico Biodiversity and Migrations
- March 29 -- Dr. Lisa Levin, Wiese Speaker, Scripps Institution -Oxygen and the Ecology of Upwelling Margins in a Changing Ocean
- March 29 – Workshop Seminar – Dr. Lisa Levin, Wiese Speaker, Scripps (not recorded)
- March 23 – Ms. Alice Kleinhuasen, DISL -Controls of Denitrification in Salt Marshes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
- March 3 – Dr. David Yoskowitz, Harte Institute - Ecosystem Services
- February 25 – Dr. Richard Zimmerman, Old Dominion University - Impact of Climate Warming and Ocean Carbonation on Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.)
- January 22 - Joel Fodrie, UNC, Chapel Hill - Landscape Effects on the Fisheries Ecology and Ecosystem-service Delivery of a Temperate Estuary.
- February 5 - Dr. Lee Smee, Texas A&M Univ. Corpus Christi - The World is my Oyster: Predator-Prey Interactions, Chemical Cues, and Genetic Diversity on Oyster Reef'
- February 26 - Dr. Jeff Morris, UAB
- March 5 - Dr. Christopher Anderson, AU
- March 12 - Dr. Patty Sobecky, UA
- March 16 - Dr. Richard B. Anderson, FIT
- April 2 - Dr. Chuck Amsler, UAB
- May 21 – Dr. Bill Dennison, UMCES
- November 6 - Dr. Eric Peatman, Auburn University – “Fitting Mobile-Tensaw Delta Bass into the Black Bass Puzzle: New Molecular Tools and New Insights”
- November 21 - Dr. Mark Butler, Old Dominion University – “Lobster Tales: Homelessness, Pestilence & Alien Encounters"
- December 4 - Dr. Ari Daniel, Independent Science Reporter & Producer - "Carving Story out of Science"