Event Date: Friday, March 23
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.

Talk: The Ellis Island Effect: Invasive Hydrozoans in the Mid-Atlantic and Other Jelly Stories

Host: Ken Heck

Dr. Paul Bologna is a Professor of Biology and the Director of the Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences Program at Montclair State University. Dr. Bologna received a B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University, a Masters Degree in Oceanography from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Alabama.

His research expertise lies within aquatic ecology with an emphasis on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation. For the last seventeen years Dr. Bologna has been involved in researching submerged aquatic vegetation in New Jersey and the Caribbean. Through his research efforts, significant advancements have been made in understanding eelgrass population genetics within New Jersey and among numerous sites in the United States.

His research regarding seagrass restoration in New Jersey has demonstrated the efficacy of both physical transplant and seed related restoration techniques and earned him a 2002 Environmental Excellence Award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Beyond these critical assessments of seagrass habitat, Dr. Bologna’s research regarding how the organisms within the seagrass beds influence secondary production and trophic transfer have been published in national and international journals with continued research in tropical biodiversity and the recent explosion of jellyfish populations in New Jersey.

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