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Spring 2010 Seminars




Seminar Title

Committee Contact (Host)

Jan 14 Billy McCord 
South Carolina's Hammock Islands: Oases in the Salt Marsh Peter Kingsley-Smith, MRRI (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Jan 21 M. Richard DeVoe
S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
Overview of the New U.S. National Ocean Policy*
(*...and assorted other notions)

Link to Presentation
Denise Sanger, SC Sea Grant (D. Sanger)
Jan 28 George Balazs 
NMFS Honolulu
On the Road to Recovery With Hawaiian Sea Turtles: Some Findings From 40 Years of Research and Pacific Explorations Jennifer Keller, NIST (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Feb 4 Blaine Griffen
University of South Carolina - Columbia
The Role of Behavior in Species Invasion Peter Kingsley-Smith, MRRI (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Feb 11 Sheila Patek 
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Evolutionary Mechanics of Movement and Communication in the Sea Craig Plante, CofC (M. Hughes)
Feb 18 David Eggleston
North Carolina State University
Metapopulation Dynamics Guides Oyster Restoration in North Carolina Peter Kingsley-Smith, MRRI (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Feb 25 Eric Montie 
University of South Carolina - Beaufort
Using MRI to Investigate the Effects of Pollutants and Marine Neurotoxins on Brain Morphology in Rats and Marine Mammals Bobbie Lyon, MUSC (B. Lyon)
Mar 4 Bob Podolsky
College of Charleston
Maternal Effects on the Development of Intertidal Embryos Craig Plante, CofC (C. Plante)
Mar 11 No Seminar Spring Break
Mar 18 Joseph Ballenger
Population Dynamics of Sheepshead in the Chesapeake Bay Region: A Comparison to Other Areas And An Assessment of Their Current Status Peter Kingsley-Smith, MRRI (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Mar 25 Norihiro Okada 
Tokyo Institute of Technology
SINEs: Their Discovery, Their Development in Phylogenetics of Marine Species, and Their Future in Function Andrew Shedlock CofC (C. Plante)
Apr 1 Heather Hamlin 
Nitrate as an Endocrine Disrupting Contaminant in Aquatic Vertebrates Bobbie Lyon/Peter Kingsley-Smith, MUSC/MRRI (B. Lyon)
Apr 8 George D. Grice, Jr. Lecture
Mark Hay 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Chemically-Mediated Interactions and the Structure and Function of Marine Communities  Bob Podolsky, CofC (B. Podolsky)
Apr 15 Tina Bell
College of Charleston
The Role of Ecology in the Incipient Speciation of Idotea balthica Craig Plante, CofC (C. Plante)
Apr 22 Nancy Rabalais 
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Oilmaggedon and Dead Zones Bethney Ward, CSC, NOAA (B. Ward)