Horn Point Seminars

Horn Point Laboratory Fall 2023 Seminar Series

September 6:  Ocean Negative Carbon Emissions (ONCE) --- Introduction to the ‘Global ONCE’ UN ocean decade program, Nianzhi JIAO, Xiamen University, visiting professor UMCES-IMET

September 13:   From theory to the dinner plate: how seagrass ecosystems are progressing ecology and saving humanity,  Jon Lefcheck, UMCES/IAN

September 20:  HPL Lightning Talks

September 27:  Oyster health in Chesapeake Bay from individuals to reefs, Allison Tracy,  University of Maryland Baltimore County

October 4:  From gene expression to physiology: A study of chronic thermal tolerance in the Mytilus edulis species complex”, Lindsey Schwartz,  University of Louisiana Lafayette/UMCES

October 11: Molecular approaches in conservation: a tour from marine to freshwater ecosystems,  Dannise Ruiz,  University of Maryland Eastern Shore

October 18:  Satellite driven oyster aquaculture site selection, Tom Kiffneym,  University of Maine

October 25:  N0 SEMINAR

November 1: Eco-evolutionary dynamics of bacteriophage, an imperfect viral predator, Josh Weitz,  University of Maryland-College Park

November 8:  Oysters, scallops, and crabcakes: Welcome to Maryland!  Stephen Tomasetti,  University of Maryland Eastern Shore

November 15:  CERF Conference- no seminar

November 22:  Thanksgiving- no seminar

November 29: Communities on the Move: co-occurring animals migrations and interspecific intersections,  Emily Cohen,  UMCES-Appalachian Lab 

December 6: Elusive ecological roles for microeukaryotes at deep-sea hydrothermal vents,  Sarah Hu,  Texas A&M University

December 13: Exploring the link between toxicity and bioluminescence in Pyrodinium harmful algal blooms,  Kathleen Cusick,  University of Maryland Baltimore County

December 20: TBA

December 27 - no seminar Holiday Break

Horn Point Laboratory Spring 2023 Seminar Series

February 1:  Nutrient Ecosystem Services From Eastern Oysters: Combining Science and Management, Jeff Cornwell, UMCES Horn Point Laboratory Password:  8&XcApTX

February 8:  Plankton ecology, technology and leadership, Mike Sieracki, Director, UMCES Horn Point Laboratory  Passcode: GsF7zS.6

February 15: NO SEMINAR

February 22: NO SEMINAR

March 1:  Trust in Fisheries Science: Hard to Earn, Easy to Lose, Impossible to Regain, Kenny Rose, France-Merrick Professor, UMCES Horn Point Laboratory Password: Nua@Q2P6

March 8:   Transport of marine debris: From upper ocean turbulence to Delaware Bay,  Tobias Kukulka, University of Delaware  This seminar was not recorded.

March 15:  Collaborative community science enables comprehensive sampling of soils, sediments, and surface waters across geographically distributed coastal interfaces, Allison Lewis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   password: Qmn=6Y3Z


March 29:  Progress in reducing nutrient and sediment loads to Chesapeake Bay: Three decades of monitoring data and implications for restoring complex ecosystems,  Qian Zhang, USEPA- Chesapeake Bay Program   No recording was made of this talk

April 5:   Improving a modeling system to investigate a shallow lagoon system’s response to the extreme weather events Meng Xia, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Password: 8=M@U!QM

April 12:  "Tidal restoration may save drowning marshes: early evidence from a large-scale experiment,"  Alice Besterman, University of Maryland-Towson. Password: B=Lv1+0%

April 19:  Soil Redox Heterogeneity and Carbon Cycling in Wetlands Under Climate Change,  Jared Wilmoth, University of Maryland

April 26:  Using polarized light to illuminate microplastics from environmental samples, Christine Knauss, Horn Point Laboratory (UMCES) 

May 3:  Accelerating a Food Systems Transition - From Global to the Chesapeake Bay, Amy Jacobs, The Nature Conservancy Password:  xvZ0%cU7

May 9 (TUESDAY):  Optimizing the Research Enterprise: Considerations & A Partial To Do ListBrandon Jones, National Science Foundation Password:  T22?$RD7

May 10: State of the Choptank, Matt Pluta, ShoreRivers Password: =W5&wYyE

May 17: Stakeholder engagement in environmental decision making, Heath Kelsey, Integration Application Network (UMCES) Password: a#+xT5An

Horn Point Laboratory Fall Seminar Series 2022

September 7: An introduction to System Dynamics: Studying complex, dynamic systems by way of modeling, simulation, analysis, visualization, and dissemination, Pål Davidsen, University of Bergen Passcode: y0mP.5T#

September 14: Physical Modeling and Field Measurements of Wave Attenuation Through Mangrove Forests of Moderate Cross-Shore Thickness, Tori Johnson, United States Naval Academy  Passcode: 4iD@!a0y

September 21: I have just one word for you, Jim Kelley, Founder and CEO Eco Plastics of Delaware. Passcode 3QH*z4cY

September 28: Faculty Lightning Talks were presented by 6 HPL faculty; William Nardin, Clara Fuchsman, Judy O'Neil, Sairah Malkin, Joe Jurisa and Andrea Pain. Passcode: 3RvO2*qd

October 5: Modeling the role of gelatinous zooplankton in global biogeochemical cycles, Jessica Luo, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researcher. Passcode: 6N0n@3+1

October 12: Photons, Phytoplankton, and Climate – Using Ocean Color to Understand a Changing Ocean, Susanne Craig, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Recording failed

October 19: Hydrological, biological, and geochemical linkages in coastal wetlands and their response to climate changeHolly Michael, University of Delaware     Passcode: orFDCx9*

October 26: Microbial Biogeochemistry of Cool Hydrothermal Fluids, Sunita Shah Walters, University of Delaware. Passcode:  =w=78xRG

November 2: Predictable patterns of phytoplankton in advective systemsNathan Hall, University of North Carolina.  Passcode:  UC2^Z.H5

November 11: Are glaciers important in global biogeochemical cycles? John Hawkings, University of Pennsylvania. Passcode: ^A&9$v2A

November 16: Forecasting harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay using empirical habitat models, Dante Horemans, Virginia Institute of Marine Science/UMCES-HPL Passcode: Tzwr+T2j

November 30: Examining phytoplankton functional diversity to better understand the effects of climate change: examples from the symbiotic dinoflagellates, Mark Warner, University of Delaware. Passcode: &MNOUc7F

December 7: The Past, Present, and Future of Mixotrophy Research, Nicole Millette, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Horn Point Laboratory Spring Seminar Series 2022

February 2:  Syntrophy in the subsurface, Jen Biddle, University of Delaware (recording failed)

February 9:  PhytoChop: a state-of-the-art estuarine phytoplankton observatoryGreg Silsby, UMCES/HPL.

February 16:  Impacts of continental ice retreat on carbon and nutrient fluxes from land to sea: insights from Greenland, Andrea Pain, UMCES/HPL

February 23:  Invasion of the Sea Dwellers: the Why, How and Where of Amphibious Fishes, Noah Bressman, Salisbury University 

March 2:  Ocean Sciences Conference - NO SEMINAR

March 9:   How do sulfur isotopes record information about Earth’s earliest ecosystems?,  Maya Gomes, Johns Hopkins University


March 30:   Extreme Science: Evaluating Effects of Climate Change on Aspects of Marine Biology in Antarctica,  Karla Heidelberg. National Science Foundation

April 6:    Squeezing out understanding from sequences: Genome to phenome,  Eric Wommack​, University of Delaware - CANCELLED

April 13:   Microbial Biogeochemistry of Cool Hydrothermal Fluids,  Sunita Shah Walter, University of Delaware

April 20:   In hot water? Adaptation and acclimation of copepod thermal limits,  Matthew Sasaki, University of Connecticut

April 27:   Jellyfish Population Dynamics and Their Role in Aquatic Food Webs,  Josh Stone, University of South Carolina

Horn Point Laboratory Fall 2021 Seminar Series

September 22: Environmental factors that influence microbial community composition and gene distribution in the Chesapeake Bay, Sarah Preheim, Johns Hopkins

September 29: Lightning talks by HPL faculty (virtual)  Passcode: MF6xT^Z3

October 6: Harnessing genetics and genomics to better understand bee health, Rodney Richardson, Appalachian Lab  Passcode: 8.?KmzX8

October 13: The Gulf Stream–barrier, blender, or…breadmaker? Enhanced mixing at sharp ocean fronts, Jacob Wenegrat, University of Maryland College Park  Passcode: E3w&Wwq*

October 20: What shapes our responses to climate change?, Matt Houser, HPL and The Nature Conservancy  Password: .erA7237  Lecture begins at 00:04:42 time.

October 27: The dynamics of nitrous oxide production and consumption in salt marsh sediments, "Nick" Xuefeng Peng, University of South Carolina   Passcode: =E8h!3Nc

November 3: Impacts of continental ice retreat on carbon fluxes from land to air & sea: insights from Greenland, Andrea Pain, Horn Point Laboratory

November 11:  Population Dynamics and Control of Vibrios, Oyster Microbiome and Effects of Aquaculture Practices​ Salina Parveen, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

November 17:  How do phytoplankton respond to changing climate and why does it matter? The case of the harmful dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum Nayani Vidyarathna, Horn  Point Laboratory  Passcode: *Y7#hiMZ

December 1:   Benthic faunal responses to deoxygenation and Pleistocene climate events in the Sea of Japan "May" Huai-Hsuan Huang, Smithsonian.  Passcode: F%?Y8srm

Spring 2021 Seminar Series

The Universe to Unicellular Organisms and Everything In-between

February 10:  Toward Simulating Laws of Nature...and its Implications for a Simulated Universe   Zohreh Davoudi, University of Maryland College Park

February 17: Surface-interior volatile cycling controls on exoplanet atmosphere evolution    Brad Foley, Penn State University

February 24:  The Search for Habitable Worlds Beyond our Solar System  Leo Drake Deming, University of Maryland College Park

March 3:  2:30 PM  Understanding Anthropocene Risk    Pat Keys, Colorado State University

March 10: United States and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change    Johannes Urpelainen, Johns Hopkins University

March 24:  Exploring Black Lives Matter and the Criminal Legal System as Environmental Justice Challenges  David Pellow, University of California Santa Barbara

March 31: Chasing down the storm: understanding the atmosphere's science, caprice and beauty    Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post

April 7: Using NASA Earth observations and Google Earth Engine to map winter cover crop conservation performance in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed    Alison Thieme, University of Maryland College Park

April 14: Applying environmental epigenetics to non-model marine organisms   Jose Maria Eirin-Lopez, Florida International University and Hollie Putnam, University of Rhode Island

April 21: Collaboration across disciplines and species for ecological rehabilitation   Ryan Hoover, Maryland Institute College of Art

April 28: Global change and wildland fire   Mark Cochrane, UMCES, Appalachian Laboratory

May 5: 20,000 year history of the Choptank River    Doug Levin, Washington College 

May 19: Fate of trace organic contaminants in urban stormwater green infrastructure    Elodie Passeport, University of Toronto

Fall 2020 Seminar Series

Assessing Coastal Risks and Enhancing Resilience: A Virtual Seminar Series

September 23: Fighting surging seas in a changing climate: Defending coastlines at all costs or strategic retreat to high ground?  Ming Li, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

October 7:  Coastal resilience, lessons from UK and USA case studies  Nicoletta Leonardi, University of Liverpool                                                                                                         

October 14:   Marsh collapse does not require sea level rise  Sergio Fagherazzi, Boston University                                                                                             

October 21:  Sea level rise consequences in a highly developed shoreline  Jim O'Donnell, University of Connecticut                                                                    

October 28: North Carolina salt marshes: threats to a fragile ecosystem and conservation opportunities  Carolyn Currin, NOAA/NOS Beaufort Laboratory       

November 4: Relocation is the tree; adaptation is the forest: a better coastal quality of life ahead in New York City  Adam Parris, New York City Mayor's Office of Resiliency                                   

November 11: Adapting to coastal change: Opportunities and challenges for coupled human-natural systems  Michelle Hummel, University of Texas, Arlington                                                                    

November 18: Contrasting storm surge barriers and nature-based flood mitigation for port-estuaries    Philip Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology

December 2: Coastal Ecosystem Services to support coastal policy and decision-making  Ariana Sutton-Grier, University of Maryland                                                                          

December 9: Developing standardized geospatial metrics for salt marsh management and restoration     Neil Ganju, USGS –Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute                                                                   

December 16: Marsh resilience under climate change: Management and adaptation considerations   Molly Mitchell, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

January 13: Green and grey infrastructure for coastal resilience: what works where? Bregje vanWesenbeeck, Deltares