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MC&G Tuesday Seminars

MC&G Tuesday Seminars are held in Clark 507 each Tuesday at noontime, unless otherwise noted.

Please give Mary Zawoysky (x2310) the title of your talk at least one week in advance so that it can be included in the Weekly Calendar of Events (yellow sheet). The deadline for the calendar is Tuesday, noon, of the week prior to your talk.

Video Recordings of MCG Dept's Tues Talks on Zoom

May 25, 2021:

First Look at High Resolution, In-Situ Seawater Carbonate Chemistry Across Deep Coral Reefs Using Channelized Optical System II
Mallory Ringham, WHOI

Metabolic Pathways Distinguish Phytoplankton Groups and Provide a Measure of Nutrient Stress Status
Craig McLean, WHOI


Passcode: 6y!Xd&iD

May 18, 2021:

Organic Speciation of Iron along the US GEOTRACES Pacific Meridional Transect
Jingxuan 'Jay' Li, WHOI

A Sensitive Fluorescent Assay for Measuring Carbon-Phosphorus Lyase Activity in Aquatic Systems
Ben Granzow, WHOI


Passcode: Uz#F+tf9

May 11, 2021:

Incorporating Microbes in our Understanding of Community Ecology on Coral Reefs

by Anya Brown, WHOI


Passcode: s6^f^v&H

May 4, 2021:

This talk was not recorded.

April 27, 2021:

Carbon, Water, and Life in the Oceanic Crust

by Susan Lang, University of South Carolina

Passcode: 8Ni1J3b$

April 20, 2021:

Clay, Water, and Salt: Controls on the Permeability and Mechanics of Fine-Grained Sedimentary Media

Ian Bourg, Princeton University

Recording link:

Passcode: yc9A?W+m

April 13, 2021:

Empowering Data-Intensive Discovery and Deep Learning-Driven Insights to Capture Biological Complexity in the Biogeosphere

Adrienne Hoarfrost, Rutgers University

Recording link:

Passcode: h2U.JGL&

April 5, 2021:

Party of Five: Marine Bacterial and Archaeal interactions with the Cycling of N, P, and As in the Tropical Pelagic Ocean

Jaclyn Saunders, WHOI

Recording link:

Passcode: yU7ej6@2

March 23, 2021:

Our Ocean in the Anthropocene: The Combined Impact of Pollution and Climate Change on Marine Life

Manoela Romano de Orte, Carnegie Institution for Science

Recording link:

Passcode: x&^F?$E1

Recording starts a few minutes into the presentation.

March 23, 2021:

Potassium Cycling in Seawater: Insights from Stable Potassium Isotopes (41K/39K)

Danielle Santiago Ramos, WHOI

Recording link:

Passcode: mgs6AE+%

March 16, 2021:

Research Opportunities for Community College Students at WHOI

Julie Huber, WHOI

Recording link:

Passcode: zeSGdi3%

March 9, 2021 - No seminar

March 2, 2021:

Exploring the Use of Metals in Biogeochemically Important Enzymes in the Oceans, and Development of the Biogeochemical AUV Clio

Mak Saito, WHOI

Recording link:

Passcode: ^FyGH7xb

Jan. 26, 2021:

Right in Our Own Backyard: Methane Cycling on the California and Oregon Continental Shelves

Peter Girguis, Harvard University

Recording link:

Passcode: R^!L6Snk

Jan. 19, 2021:

Carbon Supply and Demand during the EXPORTS Northeast Pacific Field Deployment

David Nicholson, WHOI

Recording link:

Passcode: !K0&o&V#

Dec. 15, 2020:

Understanding the Consequences of Ocean Acidification and Warming for the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Using Field Surveys, Mesocosm Experiments, and Modelling

Louise Cameron, WHOI

Recording link:

Passcode: LVC44t^!

Dec. 1, 2020:

Meltwater Drainage Dominates the Recent History of Thwaites Glacier as Recorded by Offshore Sediments

Lauren Simkins, University of Virginia

Recording link:

Passcode: ^6id!Eu4

Nov. 24, 2020:

The Role of Dust on Earth’s Climate: Insights from the Paleoclimate Record & Modern Ecosystems

Sarah Aarons, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Recording link:

Passcode: Kha.c2B4

Nov. 17, 2020:

How Hot and Wet is the Moon: Insight from Experiments

Ananya Mallik, University of Arizona

Recording link:

Passcode: e=P9$TQT

Nov. 10, 2020:

Sensing and Preventing Marine Nitrogen Pollution using Selective Electrochemistry

William Tarpeh, Stanford University

Recording link:

Passcode: KjA1#6?Z

Nov. 3, 2020:

Throw It In Reverse: Is Enzyme Reversibility Wreaking Havoc in the Nitrogen Cycle?

Scott Wankel, WHOI

Recording link:

Passcode: KjA1#6?Z 

Oct. 27, 2020 - TWO TALKS:

Exploring Extracellular Superoxide in Coral Physiology and Health

Kalina Grabb, WHOI

and second

The Pacific Dissolved Cobalt Cycle: Insights from the GEOTRACES GP15 Expedition

Rebecca Chmiel, WHOI

Recording link:

Passcode: $OvVG4ZJ

Oct. 20, 2020 - Hydrothermal Trace Metal Release and Microbial Metabolism in the Northeast Lau Basin

Natalie Cohen, WHOI

Recording link:

Passcode: @@#S3LiV

Oct. 13, 2020 - From Evo to Eco: A Microbiologist's Journey from Bench to (Small) Boat

Rosie Alegado, University of Hawaii

Recording link:

Passcode: 6Pa8$&Lh

Oct. 6, 2020

Diversifying Oceanography: The Coastal Ocean Environment Summer School in Ghana;

Brian Arbic, University of Michigan, and Winn Johnson, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Abstract:  Modeling and observing the global ocean environment requires a coordinated global effort. Yet, as in most STEM disciplines, Africans are under-represented in the global oceanography enterprise. The need, and the potential, for changing this is clear. The coastal resources of Africa, the world's second-largest continent, face many pressures including erosion due to sea-level rise, offshore oil drilling, increased shipping, overfishing, piracy, and others. At the same time, Africa has a young, rapidly growing population, and has several of the world's fastest-growing economies. The time is ripe for developing STEM partnerships between Africa and the rest of the world, and a more diverse global scientific community will benefit everyone.With the above motivations in mind, we developed the Coastal Ocean Environment Summer School in Ghana. Following an exploratory trip in 2014, during which we met potential partnering institutions, we have been running the school for one week every August since 2015. The hosting Ghana institution alternates between Regional Maritime University (RMU), which trains West Africans for careers in shipping, port management, and other marine sector careers, and the University of Ghana (UG), which has a marine and fisheries sciences department. Over time the school curriculum has grown to include hands-on labs, a boat trip, instrument deployments, field trips to beaches and ports, and short research projects, in addition to lectures. From 2016-2019, about 100 West Africans participated per year. The school has a regional impact; an increasing number of participants come from Nigeria and other countries outside of Ghana. Instruction is done by resource persons from Ghana, the US, and Europe. Global north participants have included undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and professors/research scientists.We will briefly discuss school success stories, our experience running the school virtually in 2020 (for about 60-70 participants), funding challenges, and our vision for the future of the school.

Recording link:

Passcode: 2&?xhDWK

Sept. 29, 2020

Coupling the Petrology and Geodynamics of Mantle Magmatism;

Lucy Tweed, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Recording link:

Passcode: 8*5i7my7

Sept. 22, 2020

Deciphering Insights into the Past Carbon Cycle Using Calcifiers;

Rosalind Rickaby, University of Oxford;

Recording link:

Passcode: Q58s$JYF