Event Date: Thursday, January 25
Event Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Shelby Auditorium

Seminars set up by University Programs faculty cover a variety of topics throughout the year. Students on and off campus are invited to attend to learn more about what is happening in the marine science community. Topics include oysters, restoration, hypoxia, and more. The majority of seminars are streamed live and archived to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab YouTube channel.

Dr. Diana Varela and her lab members.


Dr. Diana Varela's lab research program seeks to understand variations in marine primary productivity and cycling of nutrient elements in the oceans. The main focus of their research is the ecological physiology of silicon, nitrogen and carbon utilization by unicellular planktonic algae and the sensitivity of the uptake mechanisms to changing environmental conditions. Studies are conducted in the laboratory and on oceanographic cruises to coastal and open ocean waters, utilizing an array of techniques from biology, biochemistry and geochemistry.