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Spring 2012 Seminars




Seminar Title

Committee Contact (Host)

Jan 13 Tracey Smart
Utility of Early Life History to Management of the Bering Sea Walleye Pollock Peter Kingsley-Smith, SCDNR (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Jan 20 Harold (Hal) May 
Applying Electrochemistry to Microbial Degradation and Synthesis Bobbie Lyon, MUSC (B. Lyon)
Jan 27 Hope Mizzell 
South Carolina State Climatology Office, SCDNR
South Carolina Climate Report Card:  Understanding South Carolina Climate Trends and Variability Peter Kingsley-Smith, SCDNR (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Feb 3 Craig Sullivan
North Carolina State University
What Makes A Good Egg? –  Ovarian Gene Expression Profiling Via Artificial Intelligence Predicts Egg Quality In Striped Bass Peter Kingsley-Smith, SCDNR (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Feb 10 Kimberly Ritchie 
Center for Coral Reef Research, 
Mote Marine Laboratory
The Potential for Multipartite Mutualisms in Corals Jessica McCoy, MUSC (J. McCoy)
Feb 17 Rebecca Powers and
Whitney Knollenberg 
East Carolina University and
Virginia Tech University
Effects of Oil in Coastal Waters on Tourism-Impacted Business' Preparedness and Response Susan Lovelace, HML (B. Ward)
Feb 24 David McClay 
Duke University
Control of Morphogenetic Movements in Development: Task-Specific Transcription Factor Switches Christine Byrum, CofC (J. DiTullio)
Mar 2 Brian Shamblin 
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources,
University of Georgia
Estimating Demographic Parameters From Unseen Turtles: Genetic Capture-Recapture of Nesting Northern Recovery Unit Female Loggerheads Peter Kingsley-Smith, SCDNR (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Mar 9 No Seminar Spring Break
Mar 16 Erik Smith 
Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, 
University of South Carolina
Nutrient–Organic Matter Dynamics in Stormwater Ponds along a Gradient of Residential Development Peter Kingsley-Smith, SCDNR (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Mar 23 Leslie Sautter
College of Charleston
The New Era of Ocean Science Research, Education and Discovery: The Ocean Observatory Initiative’s Cabled Ocean Observatory on the Juan de Fuca Plate Evan Sherer, CofC MES Student (E. Sherer)
Mar 30 No Seminar    
Apr 6 George D. Grice, Jr. Lecture
Ann Pabst 
UNC - Wilmington
Building a Deep-Diving Mammal: Insights into the Functional Morphology of Cetaceans through the Investigation of Strandings Bob Podolsky, CofC (B. Podolsky)
Apr 13 Nicolas Cassar
Duke University
Multiple Constraints on Net Community Production and its Regulating Factors in the Southern Ocean Jack DiTullio, CofC (J. DiTullio)
Apr 20 Matthew Brownlee
Clemson University
Coastal Recreationists’ Attitudes Towards Offshore Wind Energy Development in South Carolina Denise Sanger, SC Sea Grant (D. Sanger)