Oceanography Seminars - Fall 2018

All Oceanography 681 seminars are presented in room 112 O&M Building on the campus of Texas A&M University. The seminars begin every Monday at 4:00 PM. Below is the list of speakers and their research interests. Titles will be added as we receive them. The public is welcome to attend.

27 August 2018

Dr. Yina Liu
Associate Research Scientist
Geochemical and Environmental Research Group
College of Geosciences
Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Environmental metabolomics, Chemical energy, Halocarbon biogeochemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry
Title: The Power of Untargeted Chemical Analysis with Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry – Deciphering the Chemical Characteristic and Fate of Water-Soluble Fraction of Crude Oil

3 September 2018

Dr. Darren Henrichs
Assistant Research Scientist
Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Dinoflagellate ecology, Population genetics, Phylogenetics, Individual-based modeling, Plant/phytoplankton taxonomy, Bioinformatics
Title: Combining satellite imagery with particle tracking: Can blooms of Karenia brevis be predicted using models?

10 September 2018

Dr. Shawn Doyle
Post-doctoral Research Associate
Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Microbial ecology, Geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry, Molecular biology and meta-omics, Microbial oceanography, Polar and cryosphere microbiology
Title: Oil Spills: Do microbes need our help or are we just getting in their way?

17 September 2018

Dr. J. Cameron Thrash
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
Research Interests: Relationships between microorganisms snd biogeochemical cycles
Title: Microbe hunting in the coastal Gulf of Mexico

24 September 2018

Dr. Nick Nidzieko
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Earth Research Institute
University of California - Santa Barbara
Research Interests: Physics of coastal ecosystems, Mixing in estuaries and seasonal variations in coastal circulation
Title: Allometric scaling of community metabolism in estuaries and the global ocean

1 October 2018

Dr. Yige Zhang
Assistant Professor
Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, Geochemistry (stable isotope), Global biogeochemical cycles, Geomicrobiology of Archaea evolution
Title: Rapid swings of atmospheric CO2 and the East Antarctic Ice Sheet near the Oligocene-Miocene Boundary

8 October 2018

Ms. Stephanie Koenig
Graduate Assistant Lecturer
Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Interrelationship of oceanography and nautical archeology, High resolution geophysics, coastal archaeology, Civil war naval archaeology
Title: Like peanut butter and jelly: How oceanographers and nautical archeologists can collaborate to achieve common goals

Ms. Tacey Hicks
Graduate Student
Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Climate change impacts on coral reef ecosystems, Ocean carbon cycling, Ocean acidification
Title: Impact of Hurricane Harvey on carbonate chemistry of Galveston Bay, TX

15 October 2018

Dr. Terry Wade
Deputy Director; Geochemical and Environmental Research Group
Research Scientist; Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface sediments, Organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in sediments
Title: Making oil and water mix for ADDOMEx mesocosm studies

22 October 2018

Dr. Evan L. Turner
Coastal Scientist
Water Science and Conservation
Texas Water Development Board
Research Interests: Water quality monitoring, Ecological modeling, Estuarine biogeochemistry, Freshwater inflow, Non-linear dynamics
Title: Inheriting 30 Years of Data Collection in Texas Estuaries: Modernizing Water Data for Collaborative Science

29 October 2018

Dr. Lisa Beal
Associate Dean of Research
Department of Ocean Sciences
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
Research Interests: Agulhas system of currents off South Africa, Climate change
Title:How are Western Boundary Currents responding to Climate Change? A case study of the Agulhas Current.

5 November 2018

Dr. Tim Conway
Assistant Professor
College of Marine Science and School of Geosciences
College of Marine Science
University of South Florida
Research Interests: Geochemistry of trace metals in the marine and earth system, Role of trace metals as micronutrients and/or toxins in marine biogeochemical cycles with effects on the global carbon cycle
Title: Recent developments in our understanding of the iron cycle in the oceans, from an iron isotope perspective

12 November 2018

Dr. Timothy Dellapenna
Associate Professor
Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Quantification of the record of marine sedimentary processes using a combination of sediments analyses, short lived ratio isotopes and high resolution marine geophysics
Title: How much sediment was delivered to Galveston Bay from Hurricane Harvey, where did it come from and how contaminated was it?

19 November 2018

Dr. Colleen Kellogg
Post-Doctoral Fellow
The Hallam Lab
University of British Columbia
Research Interests: Terrestrial-marine linkages in microbial ecology and biogeochemistry, Microbially-mediated organic matter transformations in coastal aquatic environments, Microbial biogeochemistry and environmental genomics
Title: Microbes as tracers of marine-terrestrial linkages in coastal British Columbia

26 November 2018

Ms. Veronica Ruiz Xomchuk
Graduate Student
Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Numerical simulation in coastal and continental shelf environments, continental shelf hypoxia and coastal shelf dynamics

Mr. Lixin Qu
Graduate Student
Department of Oceanography
Texas A&M University
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