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Graduate Student Symposium: SBU School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Beginning at 9a-5:15p
January 22, 2010
Stony Brook University, Endeavor Hall, Room 120
Registration Deadline: January 22, 2010
Presentation at this event.

MORE INFORMATION
K. Rountos: Abstract
A. Webb: Abstract

The 1st Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University will take place Friday, January 22nd from 9 am – 5:15 pm in 120 Endeavour Hall. The event is open to the public, and onsite registration will be held from 8:30-9 am in 113 Endeavor Hall.

Talented graduate students from SoMAS, Geosciences, and Ecology and Evolution will be giving talks and poster presentations. IOCS participants include:

  • PhD student Konstantine Rountos, oral presentation on "Negative effects of coastal fish farms on adjacent seagrass meadows: A study in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea," 9:45-10 am
  • Master's student Anna Webb, poster presentation on "Identifying and evaluating under-represented species in fishery management."

The event will be highlighted by a keynote address by recent SoMAS graduate Dr. Aaron Beck, now an Assistant Professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Breakfast and lunch will also be provide. You may register even if you are not able to attend the entire event. Full schedule is below.

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00 am, Endeavor 113
Presentations: Throughout the day, Endeavor 120

REMARKS:
9:00am – 9:05am: Owen Doherty, SoMAS Graduate Student Club President
9:05am – 9:10am: TBA
9:10am – 9:15am: David O. Conover, Dean and Director of SoMAS

SESSION I: DR. STEPHAN MUNCH, MODERATOR
9:15am – 9:30am: Xiadong Jiang, Every coin has two sides: A lesson from local harmful algal blooms
9:30am – 9:45am: Zofia Turek, What if worms eat metal contaminated sediment?
9:45am – 10:00am: Konstantine Rountos, Negative effects of coastal fish farms on adjacent seagrass meadows: A study in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
10:00am – 10:15am: Xi Chen, Low Fe in food makes unhappy copepods

COFFEE BREAK:
10:15am – 10:30am: END 120

SESSION I CON’T: DR. STEPHAN MUNCH, MODERATOR
10:30am – 10:45am: Jindong Wang, Simulation of storm-induced transport within the East River tidal strait
10:45am – 11:00am: Agnieszka Podlaska, Microbial Community Structure and Chemoautotrophic Activity in the Oxygen Minimum of the Eastern Tropical North Pacific
11:00am – 11:15am: Jesse Hornstein, No longer happy as clams: the impact of suboptimal summer temperatures on recruitment success and filtration rate in the Atlantic surfclam Spisula solidissima

COFFEE BREAK:
11:15am – 11:30am: END 120

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: DR. AARON BECK
11:30am – 11:35am: Dr. J. Kirk Cochran, Introduction of Keynote Speaker
11:35am – 12:45pm: Dr. Aaron Beck, Phototrophic biofilms and diel trace metal cycles in the environment (or, How post-doc research taught me that biology matters)

LUNCH:
12:45pm – 2:00pm: END 113 (for registered conference attendees only)

SESSION II: DR. ANNE MCELROY, MODERATOR
2:00pm – 2:15pm: Yanjuan Guo, How strong are the Southern Hemisphere storm tracks?
2:15pm – 2:30pm: Jin Gao, Parental Contributions to Larval Growth in Atlantic Silversides: a Heritability Study
2:30pm – 2:45pm: Kestrel Perez, Bigger is better, but only for a little while
2:45pm – 3:00pm: Tsvi Pick, Future Trends in Coastal Groundwater Discharge

POSTER SESSION:
3:00pm – 4:00pm: END 113, desserts to be served
Sheryl Bell, Molecular analysis of plankton community structure in Long Island embayments under brown tide bloom and non-bloom conditions
Anne C. Ellefson, The Persistence of a Phthalate Ester Metabolite in Sewage and Receiving Waters
Yuan Liu, Temporal change of eukaryotic microbial community in a coastal lagoon, Great South Bay, Long Island, NY, USA
Anna R. Webb, Identifying and evaluating under-represented species in fishery management
Xiaoming Xia, Understanding GCM Predicted Storm Track Changes Under Global Warming

SESSION II CON’T: DR. ANNE MCELROY, MODERATOR
4:00pm – 4:15pm: Morgan Gelinas, Ship-Induced Small Scale Tsunami in the Venice Lagoon
4:15pm – 4:30pm: Masatoshi Sugeno, Semiparametric estimation of the maximum reproductive rate
4:30pm – 4:45pm: Sarah Winnicki, Investigating the Effects of the Pallial Mucus from the oyster, Crassostrea virginica, on its Parasite, Perkinsus marinus.
4:45pm –5:00pm: Bingbing Wang, Heterogeneous ice nucleation on surrogates of humic-like substances under consideration of photochemical oxidation by O3

CONCLUDING REMARKS:
5:00pm – 5:15pm: Dr. Anne McElroy, Graduate Program Director


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