See below for our most recent seminar.  The next seminar will be on Friday, September 22 with Dr. Robert K. Bonde of USGS.  All talks, except for those noted, will be held at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in the Shelby Auditorium. Refreshments will be provided.

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Thu Sep 14 1:30-2:30pm Seminar – Dr. Fred Andrus, University of Alabama (Host: Ruth Carmichael) – Title: Developing new sclerochronological proxies of ancient growth and climate: Geochemistry of coralline algae, sub-arctic clams, and ice-age oysters

Fri Sep 22 1:30-2:30pm Seminar – Dr. Robert K. Bonde, Wetland Aquatic Research Center, USGS (Host: Ruth Carmichael) – Title: The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation

Thu Sep 28 1:30-2:30pm (Tentative) Seminar – Dr. Samuel J. Bentley, Louisiana State University

Mon Oct 2 7:00-8:00pm Public Seminar (To be held at the University of South Alabama) - Wiese Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Donald M. Anderson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Host: Jeff Krause) – Title: The expanding, global problem of red tides and harmful algal blooms (HABs): impacts, trends, and approaches to monitoring and management

Tue Oct 3 11:00am-12:00pm Seminar - Wiese Distinguished Speaker, Dr. Donald M. Anderson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Host: Jeff Krause) – Title: New technologies in harmful algal bloom (HAB) research, monitoring, and management

Thu Oct 19 1:30-2:30pm Seminar – Dr. Leila Hamden, University of SouthernMississippi (Host: Just Cebrian)

Thu Nov 2 1:30-2:30pm Seminar – Dr. Monty Graham, University of SouthernMississippi (Host: Just Cebrian)

Fri Dec 1 11:00am-12:00pm Seminar – Dr. Sabrina M. Parra, Naval Research Lab, Stennis Space Center (Host: Brian Dzwonkowski) – Title: Tracking Diel Vertical Migrations of Zooplankton using ADCP Data Tue Dec 5 11:00am-12:00pm Seminar – Dr. Matthew Johnson, NOAA (Host: Just Cebrian) –

Thu Jan 25 11:00am-12:00pm Seminar – Dr. Diana Varela, University of Victoria, Canada (Host: Jeff Krause)

Past Seminars




  • January 22  - Joel Fodrie, UNC, Chapel Hill - Landscape Effects on the Fisheries Ecology and Ecosystem-service Delivery of a Temperate Estuary.
  • February 5 - Dr. Lee Smee, Texas A&M Univ. Corpus Christi - The World is my Oyster: Predator-Prey Interactions, Chemical Cues, and Genetic Diversity on Oyster Reef'
  • February 26 - Dr. Jeff Morris, UAB
  • March 5 - Dr. Christopher Anderson, AU
  • March 12 - Dr. Patty Sobecky, UA
  • March 16 - Dr. Richard B. Anderson, FIT
  • April 2 - Dr. Chuck Amsler, UAB
  • May 21 – Dr. Bill Dennison, UMCES


  • November 6 - Dr. Eric Peatman, Auburn University – “Fitting Mobile-Tensaw Delta Bass into the Black Bass Puzzle: New Molecular Tools and New Insights”
  • November 21 - Dr. Mark Butler, Old Dominion University – “Lobster Tales: Homelessness, Pestilence & Alien Encounters"
  • December 4 - Dr. Ari Daniel, Independent Science Reporter & Producer - "Carving Story out of Science"