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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

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Seminar Title Committee Contact (Host)
Feb 2 Heather Fullerton
College of Charleston

Microbial Ecology and Metabolic Diversity at Hydrothermal Vents

Erik Sotka, College of Charleston (E. Sotka)
Feb 5
(Monday)
Ariana Sutton-Grier
The Nature Conservancy & 
University of Maryland
Blue Carbon, Green Infrastructure, and Biodiversity and Human Health: Science to Support Policies, Planning, and Conservation Erik Sotka, College of Charleston (P. Sandifer)
Feb 16 David Helvarg
Blue Frontier

A Blue Vision in the Face of Changing Ocean and Political Regimes

Erik Sotka, College of Charleston (P. Sandifer)
Feb 23 Dawn Glasgow
SCDNR
The Utility of Underwater Video in a Fisheries-Independent Reef Fish Survey Peter Kingsley-Smith, DNR (P. Kingsley-Smith)
Mar 2 Virginia Shervette
University of South Carolina Aiken
TOPIC: Fish demography and ecology Erik Sotka, College of Charleston (E. Sotka)
Mar 9 Doug Levin
Washington College
TOPIC: Marine geology Susannah Sheldon, SC Sea Grant (S. Sheldon)
Mar 16 John Weinstein
The Citadel
On the Origin of Microplastics by Means of Natural Degradation Paul Pennington, NOAA (P. Pennington)

Mar 23

No Seminar  CofC Spring Break
Mar 30 Daniel Wagner
NOAA/NCCOS
Bringing the Deep Sea to Ft. Johnson - Telepresence Exploration by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Paul Pennington, NOAA (P. Pennington)
Apr 6 Craig Plante
College of Charleston
TOPIC: Sediment ecology Erik Sotka, College of Charleston (E. Sotka)
Apr 13 Isaure de Buron
College of Charleston
TOPIC: Marine parasites Erik Sotka, College of Charleston (E. Sotka)
Apr 20 Shuo Xiao
University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
TOPIC: Reproductive health/toxicology and endocrine disruptor effects using microfluidic technology Paul Pennington, NOAA (P. Pennington)

Instructions and Information for Speakers for downloading

Links to the Fort Johnson Partners

Members of the Fort Johnson Seminar Committee