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Oceanography Seminar - Spring 2019

All Oceanography 681 seminars are presented in room 112 O&M Building on the campus of Texas A&M University. The seminars begin every Monday at 4:00 PM. Below is the list of speakers and their research interests. Titles will be added as we receive them. The public is welcome to attend.


14 January 2019


Dr. Arne Dierkes

Assistant Research Professor

Department of Marine Sciences

University of Southern Mississippi

Research Interests – Geological oceanography, HF radar, Marine particle flux

Title: Resuspension and redistribution of sediments in the deep Gulf of Mexico – Evidence from traps, cameras and current measurements


21 January 2019


No seminar – Martin Luther King Holiday


28 January 2019


Dr. Emmanuel Boss


School of Marine Sciences

University of Maine

Research Interests: Measured optical properties to obtain bulk properties of the matter in the ocean


4 February 2019


Dr. Daniel Thornton


Department of Oceanography

Texas A&M University

Research Interests: Production of biogenic gases and aerosols, Physiology and ecology of phytoplanktons, Benthic biogeochemistry


11 February 2019


Dr. Pamela Plotkin

Director, Texas Sea Grant Program

Associate Research Professor, Department of Oceanography

Texas A&M University

Research Interests: Ecology and conservation of large marine vertebrates, Sea turtle behavioral ecology, Gulf of Mexico restoration


18 February 2019


Dr. Phoebe Lam

Associate Professor

Physical and Biological Sciences

University of California Santa Cruz

Research Interests: Marine particle geochemistry


25 February 2019


Dr. Jennifer Hertzberg

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Old Dominion University

Research Interests: Paleoceanography, Marine geochemistry, Past climate change

Title: Carbon Cycle and El Niño-Southern Oscillation Variability across Abrupt Climate Events


4 March 2019


Dr. Eurico D’Sa


Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciencs

Louisiana State University

Research Interests: Ocean remote sensing , Bio-optical properties of coastal and ocean waters

Title: Ocean color in complex coastal waters: optical-biogeochemical linkages and processes in the NGOM


11 March 2019


No seminar – Spring Break


18 March 2019


Dr. Ping Chang


Department of Oceanpraphy

Texas A&M University

Research Interest: Physical Oceanography: Climate Dynamics; Climate Modeling and Prediction; Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Title: What is iHESP? What is the science behind iHESP?


25 March 2019


Student Presentations

Xiaoqing Liu

Graduate student

Department of Oceanography

 Title: Persistent polar amplification over the past 10 million years


Bumsoo Kim

Graduate student

Department of Oceanography

 Title: Anaerobic oxidation of methane vs. organic matter facilitated by sulfate reduction: Insights from lipid biomarkers



1 April 2019


Dr. Liviu Giosan

Associate Scientist w/Tenure

Geology and Geophysics

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Research Interests: Human-climate-landscape interactions, Morphodyamics and sedimentation

Title: Drilling the monsoon: from mountain building to the fate of civilizations


8 April 2019


Dr. Niall Slowey


Department of Oceanography

Texas A&M University

Research Interests: Paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, Continental slope and carbonate bank sedimentary processes, High resolution seismic stratigraphy



15 April 2019


Dr. Tammi Richardson


College of Arts and Sciences

University of South Carolina

Research Interests: Marine ecology and evolution


22 April 2019


Dr. Steven F. DiMarco

Professor, Department of Oceanography

Ocean Observing Team Leader, Geochemical and Environmental Research Group

College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University

Research Interests: Observational oceanography and ocean observing systems, Mechanisms of controlling hypoxia, oceanographic data methods and graphical representation, Ocean-related problems of societal relevance, Oil spill transport

Title: Physical processes of the coastal ocean from severe tropical weather: Impact of Hurricane Harvey (2017) on the Texas coast
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