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Fort Johnson Marine Science Seminar Series

Place: MRRI Auditorium at Fort Johnson

Time: 4 p.m. on Friday afternoons, unless otherwise posted
Refreshments: before each seminar and at a reception with the seminar speaker, which occurs at the MUSC White House or the SCDNR Outdoor Classroom after the seminar

Archives of Fort Johnson Seminars

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Sea-level Perturbations Drive Diversification of Estuarine and Freshwater Fishes and Their Parasites
Date Speaker Seminar Title Committee Contact (Host)
Aug 25 David Owens
College of Charleston (Retired)
On the Road to Mandalay: A Fulbright in Burma (Myanmar) - 2016 Paul Pennington, NOAA (P. Pennington)

Sep 1

No Seminar  

Sep 8

No Seminar  
Sep 15 Daniel Speiser
University of South Carolina, Columbia
Holding Mirrors up to Nature: The Structure, Function, and Evolution of the Eyes of Scallops Peter Kingsley-Smith, DNR (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Sep 22 Lucas Griffin
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Connecting the Dots with Acoustic Telemetry: A Promising Approach to Track Highly Migratory Atlantic Tarpon Across the Gulf of Mexico and Western Atlantic Peter Kingsley-Smith, DNR (M. Arendt)

Sep 29

No Seminar  GPMB Fall Faculty Meeting
Oct 6 Chris Freeman
Smithsonian Marine Station
The More the Merrier?: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Suspension Feeder Communities Erik Sotka, College of Charleston (E. Sotka)
Oct 13 Walter Boeger
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba (Brazil)
Sea-level Oscillations Drive Diversification of Estuarine and Freshwater Fishes and Their Parasites Erik Sotka, College of Charleston (I. de Buron)
Oct 20 Jerry Hilbish
University of South Carolina, Columbia
Marine Population Response to Climate Change: The Interplay of Temperature and Connectivity Erik Sotka, College of Charleston (E. Sotka)
Oct 27 John Zardus
The Citadel
Tracking a Shape Shifter: Relating Host Association and Phenotypic Plasticity to Flow in an Epizoic Barnacle
Erik Sotka, CofC (E. Sotka)
Nov 3 E.V. Bell
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
From Seeds to Shoreline: Student-Driven Salt Marsh Restoration Susannah Sheldon, SC Sea Grant (TBD)

Nov 10

No Seminar State Holiday
Nov 17 Eric Montie
University of South Carolina Beaufort
Longterm Acoustic Monitoring of Fish Courtship Sounds to Detect Changes in Reproductive Timelines Associated with Climate Change Peter Kingsley-Smith, DNR (P. Kingsley-Smith)

Nov 24

No Seminar Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 1 Bob Podolsky
College of Charleston
TBA Erik Sotka, College of Charleston (E. Sotka)

Dec 8

No Seminar CofC Final Exams

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Members of the Fort Johnson Seminar Committee