Unable to attend a seminar in person? Click here to view the live feed

Fall 2019 Seminars

DateSpeakerSeminar TitleAffiliationHost FacultyHost Student
9/9/2019   No Seminar - Oyster Bar      
9/16/2019 Karen Bemis Applications of Volume Visualization to Oceanographic Studies: Hydrothermal Discharge and Mesoscale Eddies Rutgers University    
9/23/2019 Elisabeth Sikes Clues on how the ocean exhales from the Southern Hemisphere: carbon sequestration and release since the last glacial maximum Rutgers University    
9/30/2019 Ryan Glaubke / Hailey Riechelson and Vincent Clementi Graduate Student Seminars

Evolution of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation and tropical Pacific climate across the Last Deglaciation / Fire and Ice: Insights on Chilean Margin paleoclimatology
Rutgers University    
10/7/2019 Janice McDonnell College to Youth Summer Camps: What’s new at DMCS in Education, Outreach and Community Engagement Projects Rutgers University    
10/14/2019 Kay Bidle Contextualizing phytoplankton accumulation and loss in the North Atlantic with physiological state, virus infection and mixing dynamics Rutgers University    
10/21/2019 Carlos Moffat TBA University of Delaware Rebecca Jackson Chuning Wang
10/23/2019 Kristina Gjerde Co-sponsored by Human Ecology: 12:30pm-2:00pm, Blake Hall 131

Protecting and sustaining ocean life beyond national boundaries: progress and prospects
International Union for Conservation of Nature Cymie Payne Austin Grubb
10/28/2019 Jennifer Prairie Small-scale dynamics affecting the role of marine snow in the ocean’s biological pump  University of San Diego Heidi Fuchs Schuyler Nardelli
11/4/2019 Lionel Arteaga New insights on export production in the Southern Ocean from BGC-floats Princeton University Oscar Schofield Michael Brown
11/11/2019 Alexey Fedorov How Arctic sea ice decline and Indian Ocean warming affect the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) Yale University Yair Rosenthal Hailey Riechelson
11/18/2019 Nathalie Goodkin The East Asian Winter Monsoon: Has its role in ocean circulation been overlooked? American Museum of Natural History Elisabeth Sikes Stanley Ko
11/25/2019 Michael Brown TBA Rutgers University    
12/2/2019 Laura Haynes / Laura Reynolds Postdoc Seminars

Rutgers University    
12/9/2019   No Seminar - AGU Fall Meeting First Day      

Spring 2019 Seminars

DateSpeakerSeminar TitleAffiliation

Host Faculty

Host Student
1/28/2019 Brooke Flammang  Fish Locomotion: the Analysis of Obvious Things New Jersey Institute of Technology    
2/4/2019 Collin Roesler EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS): what is the role of nanoplankton diatoms? Bowdoin College   Mike Brown
2/11/2019 Kira Lawrence Hemispheric A(symmetries) During Earth's Major Recent Geologic Climate Transitions Lafayette College  

Hailey Riechelson

2/18/2019 Paul Falkowski Light to Life Rutgers University    
2/25/2019   No Seminar - Aquatic Sciences      
3/4/2019 Ed Laws Time lag effects on the apparent relationship between primary production and export ratios in the Southern Ocean and at Station ALOHA Louisiana State University   Jonathan Sherman
3/11/2019 Sonya Dyherman Tracking the diversity and physiological ecology of Trichodesmium and its microbiome across ocean ecosystems LDEO    Heidi Yeh
3/18/2019   No Seminar - Spring Break      
3/25/2019 Bob Chant The Change in the Exchange: Estuaries in the Anthropocene Rutgers University    
4/1/2019 Sasha Turchyn Can a record of Ocean Chemistry be preserved in Oceanic Crust? Cambridge University    
4/8/2019 Sonya Legg Internal tide-driven mixing: processes, parameterizations, and impacts GFDL, NOAA    
4/15/2019 Nick Beaird Production, Export, and Oceanic Impacts of Greenland’s glacial meltwater Rutgers University    
4/22/2019 Heidi Fuchs Waves and turbulence as navigational signals for dispersing larvae Rutgers University    
4/29/2019   End of Semester Barbecue      

Fall 2018 Seminars

DateSpeakerSeminar TitleAffiliation

Host Faculty

Host Student
09/10/2018 Oyster Bar        
09/17/2018 Mea Cook Primary productivity, circulation and oxygenation of the subarctic Pacific during the last deglaciation Williams College Heidi Fuchs Stanley Ko
09/24/2018 Nick Battista Fluid-Structure Interaction for the People! TCNJ   Cliff Watkins
10/01/2018 Kaustubh Thirumalai An El Niño mode in the glacial Indian Ocean Brown University   Vince Clementi
10/08/2018 Philip Orton Coastal storm surge, probabilistic assessment of coastal floods and climate change, and mitigation or adaptation to coastal hazards Stevens Institute of Technology Bob Kopp Fernando Pareja
10/15/2018 Louisa Bradtmiller Blowin' in the Wind: reconstructing upwelling during North Atlantic cooling events Macalester College    
10/22/2018 Oscar Schofield Are polar systems resilient given all decadal melt of sea ice and glaciers? DMCS    
10/29/2018 Lisa McManus / Dawei Li TBD DMCS    
11/05/2018 Rob Sherell Melting ice shelves, iron dynamics, and primary productivity of the Amundsen Sea, West Antarctica. DMCS    
11/12/2018 Grace Saba State of Coastal and Ocean Acidification in the Mid-Atlantic DMCS    
11/19/2018 Jason Adolf Think globally, research locally: Phytoplankton and harmful algal blooms in the estuaries and coastal lakes of Monmouth County, NJ Monmouth University Grace Saba  
11/26/2018 Karin Bryan Understanding the role of vegetation roughness in controlling mangrove swamp stability  University of Waikato in New Zealand University of Waikato in New Zealand John Wilkin Alex Lopez
12/03/2018 Kristy Kroeker Sea Change: Forecasting the emergent ecological effects of global change in marine communities  UC Santa Cruz UC Santa Cruz Malin Pinsky Emily Slesinger
12/10/2018 AGU - No Seminar        

Spring 2018 Seminars

DateSpeakerSeminar TitleAffiliationHost Student
1/22/2018 Elizabeth Harvey The mechanism and timing of marine microbial mortality and the implications for biogeochemical cycles University of Georgia, Department of Marine Sciences Chris Johns
1/29/2018 Mick Griffiths Monsoons, Megadroughts, and Migration: Paleo Perspectives from Southeast Asian Cave Records William Patterson University, Environmental Science Stanley Ko
2/05/2018 Allison DedrickJoyce Ong Persistence in spatially-structured marine populations: the clownfish case / Global hotspots of synchrony among marine fisheries Rutgers, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources  
2/19/2018 Amy Leventer Geologic perspectives on recent rapid environmental change in the eastern Antarctic Peninsula Colgate University, Geology Schuyler Nardelli
2/26/2018 Malin Pinsky Life in a giant water bath: consequences for ecological dynamics in the ocean Rutgers, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources  
3/05/2018 Becky Robinson Increased nutrient richness in the equatorial Pacific during the Mid-Pleistocene transition University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography Vince Clementi
3/19/2018 Dave Ralston How a century of dredging has altered the tides, salinity, and response to storm events in the Hudson River estuary WHOI, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department Fernando Pareja
3/26/2018 Gavin Schmidt The use of paleo-climate data to constrain future projections NASA, Goddard Institute for Space Studies Cliff Watkins
4/02/2018 Zhengyu Liu Forcing Mechanism for the Partitioning of Atmospheric and Oceanic Heat Transports ---- Beyond Bjerknes Compensation The Ohio State University, Department of Geography Jonathan Sherman
4/09/2018 Roberto Iglesias-Prieto Physiological trade-offs and the limits of adaptation in reef corals  Penn State University, Department of Biology Jonathan Sherman
4/16/2018 Carlos Moffat Seminar Cancelled. Eddies, submarine troughs, and the heat budget of the west Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment, University of Delaware Chuning Wang
4/19/2018 Dr. Peter Clark Sea-level Rise Over the Next 100 to 10,000 Years in Response to Global Warming: An Update to IPCC AR5 College of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University Vince Clementi, Chuning Wang

Fall 2017 Seminars

DateSpeakerSeminar TitleAffiliationHost Student
9/11/2017 EOAS/DMCS Oyster Bar         
9/18/2017 David W. Johnston Up, Up, and Away! Drones in Marine Science and Conservation  Duke University Marine Laboratory    Schuyler Nardelli 
9/25/2017 Daphne Munroe Marine & Coastal Sustainability, Intersecting Larval Ecology and Population Connectivity  Rutgers DMCS/Haskins Shellfish Lab  
10/02/2017 Laure Resplandy Ocean controls on climate: challenging heat and carbon budgets  Princeton, Department of Geosciences Amy Kuzminov 
10/09/2017 George Philander The Precarious Present Is Global Warming Inhibiting an Incipient Ice Age?  Princeton Atmospheric & Ocean Sciences Vince Clementi
10/16/2017 Tim Herbert The Earth’s 11 Million Year Journey into the Ice Ages  Brown, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences Stanley Ko 
10/23/2017 Richard Brill Physiology in the service of fisheries science... why thinking mechanistically matters  Virginia Insitute of Marine Sciences Emily Slesinger 
10/30/2017 Hollie Putnam Marine invertebrate acclimatization in response to rapid environmental change University of Rhode Island, Department of Biological Sciences Michael Acquafredda 
11/06/2017 Douglas A. Campbell Photoperiods, Photosystems & Phytoplankton Mount Allison University, Biology Department Jonathan Sherman 
11/13/2017 Nirnimesh Kumar Semidiurnal Internal Tide Generation, Propagation and Transformation near Pt. Sal, CA: Observations and Model Simulations University of Washington, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Fernando Pareja 
11/20/2017 Kiva Oken, Samantha Bova The role of predation in fished marine ecosystems, Hydroclimate variability in the heart of the Western Pacific Warm Pool over the last 800 ky Rutgers, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences  
11/27/2017 Vincent Saba An overview of NOAA Fisheries climate change research in the Northwest Atlantic and Bering Sea NOAA GFDL Chris Free 
12/04/2017 Samantha Siedlecki The role of the coastal ocean in global biogeochemical cycles  JISAO, University of Washington Chuning Wang 
12/11/2017 AGU - No Seminar      

Spring 2017 Seminars

For the Spring Semester Weekly Seminar Series, seminars will be held at 3:45pm in the Alampi Room in the Marine and Coastal Sciences Building on Cook Campus.

DateSpeakerSeminar TitleAffiliationHost Student
1/23/2017 Jordi Sole An open source, transparent and freeware model for the Renewable Energy Transition in Europe: the MEDEAS EU project Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC) Barcelona, Spain & MEDEAS EU Alex Lopez 
1/30/2017 Arnoldo Valle-Levinson Sea-level rise hot spots along the U.S. Atlantic coast University of Florida Fernando Pareja
2/06/2017  Andrew Mutter
Becca Selden
 Protein design and iron-sulfur clusters / The role of warming in present and future piscivore dominance in a large marine ecosystem Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey  
2/13/2017  Hugh Roarty Development and Application of High Frequency Radar in the Mid Atlantic Bight    
2/20/2017  Xiaoli Zhou, Benjamin Knowles Benthic foraminiferal Na/Ca record suggesting seawater [Ca] history since mid-Miocene / Density-dependent thresholds in viral life strategies Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2/27/2017  ASLO - No Seminar      
3/06/2017  Jill McDermott "Distinguishing chemical signals of life from abiotic processes in hydrothermal mixing zones" Lehigh University Amy Kuzminov
3/13/2017  Spring Recess - No Seminar      
3/20/2017  Ben Twining

Constraining the global plankton metallome, one cell at a time

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Stanley Ko 
3/27/2017  Nicole Lovenduski Ocean and land carbon uptake: Can we predict the future? University of Colorado at Boulder Chris Free 
3/30/2017 Lisa Levin Deep-Ocean Industrialization and Biodiversity Consequences for the 21st Century Scripps Institution of Oceanography Chris Free
4/03/2017  Maureen Raymo CO2, climate, and sea level: Past is prologue Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University Jennifer Walker 
4/10/2017  Mimi Koehl Swimming and crawling in a turbulent world University of California, Berkley  Emily Slesinger
4/17/2017  Walt Boynton ecosystem ecology University of Maryland  Rachel Gula
4/24/2017 Susanne Craig Photons, Phytoplankton and Climate Dalhousie University Mike Brown
5/01/2017 Melissa Omand observational and biophysical interactions University of Rhode Island Chuning Wang and Zhuomin Chen 

Fall 2016 Seminars

For the Fall Semester Weekly Seminar Series, seminars will be held at 3:45pm in the Alampi Room in the Marine and Coastal Sciences Building on Cook Campus.

DateSpeakerSeminar TitleAffiliationHost Student
9/12/2016 Oyster Bar      
9/19/2016 Anand Gnanadesikan Drivers and impacts of biogeochemical variability  Johns Hopkins University Chuning Wang
Zhuomin Chen
9/26/2016  David Burns Water(s), Rivers, Estuaries and Ocean(s): Multidisciplinary Troubles as Opportunities for Teaching and Learning Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities Jacqueline McSweeney 
10/03/2016  Andrew Stewart Eddy mixing and transport at the Antarctic margins.  University of California, Los Angeles Nicole Couto 
10/10/2016  Douglas Zemeckis/Tina Dura Informing the assessment and management of fishery resources through collaborative research / Detection of Holocene earthquakes and tsunamis using diatom analysis in coastal sedimentary sequences Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey  
10/17/2016  Ryan Abernathey "What are Ocean Eddies?"  Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University  Cliff Watkins 
10/24/2016  Adam Parris Reshaping the legacy of the coast in the US: Turning the tide in New York City and Jamaica Bay  Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay Jennifer Walker 
10/31/2016  Colette Feehan/Timothy Shaw

Colette: Promoting coral reef resiliency through recovery of a keystone herbivore after disease.

Tim: Late Holocene sea level variability from the mid U.S. Atlantic coast

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey   
11/07/2016  Heidi Sosik High resolution time series of plankton communities: From early warning of harmful blooms to sentinels of climate change  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Christien Laber
Brittany Schieler 
11/14/2016  Nina Therkildsen Next generation genomics for fisheries management and marine conservation  Cornell University Chris Free 
11/21/2016  Paul Falkowski How corals make rocks  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey  
11/28/2016  Laura Miller Fluid dynamics of pulsing in Cnidarians: Consequences for swimming, feeding and exchange  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Joe Caracappa 
12/05/2016  Joe Kirschvink From Archean Magnetotaxis, through the Great Oxygenation Event, the First Snowball Earth, and onto the Rise of Eukaryotes  California Institute of Technology  
12/12/2016 AGU - No Seminar      

Spring 2016 Seminars     

DateSpeakerSeminar TitleAffiliationWebsite
1/25/2016 James Pringle Origin of Mean Flows on Western Boundary Shelves, including the Mid-Atlantic Bight  UNH
2/8/2016 Craig Lee An Autonomous Investigation of the Marginal Ice Zone  UW APL
2/15/2016 Charles Madenjian Sex and Contaminants in Fish: "Hot Spots", Big Testes, and High Activity Males  USGS
2/22/2016 Hermann Fritz 2011 Tohoku tsunami runup hydrographs and overland flow velocities based on survivor videos using LiDAR  Georgia Tech
2/29/2016 Yair Rosenthal Stars' War: the return of the Raymo-Ruddiman hypothesis? or Did the Mid-Pliocene warmth bring the Northern Hemisphere Chill?  DMCS,Rutgers 
3/7/2016 Alison Taylor Cell Biology of Coccolithophores: Insights into Calcification, Physiology, and Ecology  UNCW
3/14/2016 spring break      
3/21/2016 Chris Gobler Understanding harmful algal blooms in a changing world: From genes to ocean basins  Stony Brook
3/28/2016 Einat Segev Bacteria Farm Emiliania huxleyi and Influence Algal Alkenones  Harvard
4/4/2016 Liz Sikes Radiocarbon and Stable Isotope Evidence for Increased Ventilation of the Southwest Pacific Ocean during the Last Deglaciation  Rutgers, DMCS
4/11/2016 Doug Nowacek   Duke
4/18/2016 Ellen Martin Weathering on Greenland: Why does it Matter?  UFL
4/25/2016 Eli Moore New Membrane Lipids, Marine Protein Cycling, and the Network of Electron Transfer: Environmental Science from Molecular to Global Scales  Rutgers, DMCS
5/2/2016 Ryan Kelly Genetic Signatures of Ecological Diversity Along an Urbanization Gradient  University of Washington

Fall 2015 Seminars

DateSpeaker/AffiliationSeminar TitleHost ProfessorHost Student
9/14/2015  Andrea Dutton  (University of Florida)

Assessing the evidence for polar ice sheet collapse during the last glacial period (MIS 5e)         

 Ben Horton Jennifer Walker
 9/21/2015  Adina Paytan  (University of Californa, Santa Cruz)

 Atmospheric Deposition Impacts on the Ocean

Liz Sikes  Amy Anderson
 9/28/2015  Oyster Bar



 -  -
 10/5/2015  Doug Nowacek  (Duke University)

Anthropogenic Ocean Noise: Sources, impacts and some ideas for management

 Oscar Schofield  Chris Free
 10/12/2015 Kristen Thyng  (Texas A&M University)

Transport on and across Texas-Louisiana shelf     

  Nicole Couto
 10/19/2015 Olaf Jensen  (DMCS Faculty)





 Tracy Mincer  (WHOI)


 Kay Bidle  Brittany Schieler
 11/2/2015 Donal Manahan  (University of Southern California)


 Heidi Fuchs  Jaclyn Specht
 11/9/2015 Deborah Steinberg  (VIMS)

Zooplankton community structure, grazing, and carbon export in the Amazon River plume and tropical North Atlantic 

Grace Saba Filipa Carvalho
 11/16/2015  Amber Annett (DMCS Postdoc)

 Radium isotopes in shelf seas: Investigating trace metal supply

 - -
 11/23/2015  Chris Sherwood  (USGS)

Observations and models of floc dynamics in the coastal ocean 

   Jack McSweeney
 11/30/2015  Mike McCann  (DMCS Postdoc)

The BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Modern Food Web Ecology 

- -
 12/7/2015  Josh Roering  ( University of Oregon)

Sediment flux, climate, and landscape evolution in unglaciated terrain 

  Isabel Hong & Jack McSweeney