Lecture Series

The Summer Lecture Series provides our Summer Student Fellows and entering Joint Program Students with a popular and very useful introduction to the breadth of oceanographic research at WHOI. The speakers are asked to gear their talks to a college Junior/Senior level, and we ask speakers to remember that many in their audience will have had little or no previous oceanography course work. Speakers are encouraged to make their talks as interactive as possible in order to motivate students to participate and ask questions.

"I really appreciated the Summer Lecture Series--I think that one of the best parts of the SSF program is that you become exposed to all different areas of Oceanography, and the lecture series was one of the primary methods for doing so! I feel like I learned so much, and it really broadened my horizons." SSF '11

2018 Summer Student Lecture Series

Date Event
Wed, May 30  
(Smith conf. room)
Welcome to WHOI & Safety Lecture
9:00– Welcome to WHOI
Meg Tivey, Dean
Valerie Caron, Housing Coordinator
9:30 –  Ron Reif, Safety Orientation
10:45 – WHOI/MBL Library tour
Wed, June 6 (Redfield Aud) 9:30 – Ann Tarrant, BIO, "The days and nights of a salt marsh sea anemone"
10:00Christie Hegermiller, AOPE/USGS, "Surf's Up, Probably: Statistical and dynamical predictions of changing wave conditions"
Wed, June 13
(Clark 507)
9:30 – Dan Repeta, MCG, “Organic phosphorus and the marine methane paradox”
10:00 – Alfredo Aretxabaleta, USGS, "Flooding in Bays: Water Level Response to Offshore Fluctuations"
Wed, June 20
(Redfield Aud)
9:30 – Di Jin, MPC, “Ecosystem Valuation in Coastal and Ocean Management"
10:00 Steve Elgar, AOPE, “Surfzone Waves"
Wed, June 27
(Smith Conf. room)
9:30 – Sloan Coats, G&G, "Space-time characterizations of drought in model simulations and the paleoclimate record"
10:00 – Irina Rypina, PO,  “Suitability of the Slope Sea for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna spawning"
Wed, July 11
(Redfield Aud)
9:30 – Joel Llopiz, BIO, “Vignettes on the early life stages of fish”
10:00 – Ginny Edgcomb, G&G, “Microbial life and survival strategies in the carbon- and energy-limited lower oceanic crust"
Wed, July 18 No lectures scheduled
Wed, July 25
(Clark 507)
9:30 – Carol Anne Clayson, PO, “The Dance Between the Ocean and the Atmosphere
10:00 – Collin Ward, MCG, "Why sunshine matters for oil spills"
Wed, August 1
(Redfield Aud)
9:30 - Carolyn Tepolt, BIO, “Invasion, adaptation, and body-snatching parasites"
10:00 - Julia Moriarty, USGS, “Marsh-Estuarine Sediment Fluxes: Implications for Coastal Morphology and Carbon Cycling"
Wed, August 8
(Clark 507)
9:30 – Robert Todd, PO, "Monsoon Impacts on the Western Equatorial Indian Ocean: Science from NASCar"
10:00 – Weifu Guo, G&G, "Coral Calcification in a Changing Ocean"