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Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

OEAS Departmental Seminar Series Fall 2012

Seminars are on every Thursday at 3 p.m. in OCNPS room 200 during the school year unless otherwise noted. Afterwards, there are light refreshments and coffee in OCNPS room 404 with the guest speaker.

Dates with (*) are Tuesday afternoons.

Date Speaker Affiliation

Title/Areas of Expertise

9/04/2012* Zheng-Tian Lu Argonne National Lab

Atom Trap, Krypton-81, and Global Groundwater


Peter Bernath Old Dominion University

Atmospheric Chemistery Experiment (ACE):  Mission Overview and Satellite Observations of Greenhouse Gases 

9/20/2012 Rodger Harvey Old Dominion University

Climate Change in the Bering Sea Ecosystem:  From Physics to Fish 


Heidi Sosik Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitute

Coastal Phytoplankton Dynamics Revealed by Automated Submersible Flow Cytometry 


Ramesh Venkatakrishnan

Ramesh Geoconsult LLC

Salt Deposits of the High-Altitude Altiplano of South America 

10/11/2012 Phoebe Lam Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Did Iron Cause a Deglacial Productivity Spike in the Northwest Pacific?

10/18/2012 William Sunda  NOAA

Positive Feedback and the Development of Ecosystem Disruptive Algal Blooms 


Phoebe Chappell

University of Rhode Island

Sleuthing the Sea:  Developing Molecular tools to Link Ocean Chemistry and Phytoplankton Physiology 

10/25/2012 Nathan Ahlgren University of Washington

Of Maps and Mobs: The Biogeography of Marine Cyanbacteria and Coordinated Group Behavior in Bacterial Plant Symbionts 


Ian Hewson

Cornell Univeristy

Small but Powerful:  Metagenomic and Transcriptomic Insights into Viral Roles in Aquatic Food Webs 


Alexander Culley 

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Are We Missing Half the Viruses in the Ocean? 

11/08/2012 J. Rudi Strickler University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

The Nature of Feeding Currents in Calanoid Copepods


Adrian Burd

University of Georgia 

Particles in the Ocean:  A Tale of Many Models

12/06/2012 OEAS 441 Students Old Dominion University

OEAS Field Studies Class

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