Bridgette Clarkston is an Associate Professor of Teaching at the University of British Columbia and avid algae enthusiast. For 17 years, Bridgette has been studying, teaching and communicating about algae to scientific peers, university students and the general public. One of her proudest professional achievements has been to co-author the field guide, Pacific Seaweeds: A Guide to Common Seaweeds of the West Coast, with her long time mentor and friend, Dr. Louis Druehl.
Month: October 2022
Seminar – Shedding light on symbiosis: lessons from a bioluminescent coral reef fish – October 27th
Dr. Alison Gould is a Research Scientist at the California Academy of Sciences studying the critical, yet complex, relationships between marine organisms and bacteria. Her research primarily focuses on bioluminescent symbiosis between fish in the Siphamia genus and luminous bacteria in the vibrio family. This highly specific and tractable vertebrate-bacteria association is providing new insights into the mechanisms that regulate the formation and maintenance of microbial symbiosis from an evolutionary scale down to the molecular level.
Thesis Defense by Felicia Miller – October 28th (Seminar Room)
"An investigation of the relationship of wave intensity and byssal strength of the mussel Mytilus californianus"
A Thesis Defense by Felicia Miller
October 28th, 2022 at 3:00 pm PDT
Live Seminar – Beyond functional diversity: the importance of trophic position to understanding functional processes in community evolution – October 20th
Roxanne Banker is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nevada Las Vegas working with Dr. Carrie Tyler. She is broadly interested in how ecological interactions at multiple scales of biological organization affect organismal and community responses to climate change in modern and ancient ecosystems. For her seminar, she will focus on her recent postdoctoral work reconstructing food web networks and examining community structure from fossil communities spanning the Mesozoic Marine Revolution, a period of time ~250 to 65 Million years ago (Ma) during which marine communities experienced marked increases in functional diversity and primary productivity..
Seminar – Modeling studies of the California Current System – October 13th
Dr. Chris Edwards, UC Santa Cruz
Hosted by the Physical Oceanography Lab
Presenting: "Modeling studies of the California Current System"
MLML Seminar Room | October 13th, 2022 at 4pm
Christopher Edwards is a professor in the Ocean Sciences Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his BS from Haverford College in 1988 and his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1997. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, and a research scientist at the University of Connecticut before becoming a faculty member at UC Santa Cruz in 2002. Dr Edwards’ research centers on the development and analysis of regional ocean models and methods of data assimilation used for studying ocean circulation, biogeochemistry and fisheries. His research presently focuses on physical and biological interactions within the California Current System, the collection of ocean currents off the U.S. west coast.