Past Seminars 2001-2010

Recorded seminars can be viewed using the hyperlinks below.


Speaker Title Date
Dr. Dirk Rosen
Marine Applied Research & Exploration

Remotely Operated Vehicles: Deepwater Applications and Types of Data Gathering Tasks They can Accomplish

December 10, 2010

Dr. Michael Rhodes
Life Technologies, Inc.

Opportunities for Use of Next Generation Sequencing in Environmental Applications

November 12, 2010

Dr. Pamela Padgett
United States Forest Service

Dry Deposition of Nitrogenous Air Pollutants and Ecosystem Responses

October 8, 2010

 Dr. Lars Tomanek
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Proteomics as a Tool for Assessing Biological Effects of Environmental Stress and Pollution September 24, 2010 
Dr. Chris Vulpe
University of California, Berkeley

Ecotoxicogenomics Approaches to Environmental Monitoring

June 4, 2010

Dr. Chris Lowe
California State University, Long Beach

Historic Fishery Interactions with Juvenile White Sharks in Southern California: Banning of Nearshore Gillnets haven't Eliminated the Threats

May 14, 2010

Dr. Craig Jones
Sea Engineering, Inc.

Sediment Transport Investigations at Contaminated Sediment Sites

April 9, 2010

Dr. Lee Ferguson
Duke University

Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment: Environmental Behavior and Risk to Aquatic Life

March 29, 2010

Dr. Glen MacDonald
UCLA Institute of the Environment

Climate Warming and Perfect Drought in Southern California

March 5, 2010

Dr. Kevin Chipman
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Application of Transcriptomics to Assessment of Pollutant Impact in the European Flounder

February 19, 2010

Dr. Dirk Steinke
Canadian Center for DNA Barcoding
Dr. Bernard Sweeney
Stroud Center for Water Research
Dr. Erik Pilgrim
USEPA Office of Research and Development Molecular Ecology Branch

DNA Barcoding: Progress, Prospects, and Challenges

February 17, 2010
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Ashmita Sengupta
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ranking Reactive Transport Models: A Case for Parsimony

January 29, 2010

Dr. Janet Barco
UCLA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Water Resources under Stress: Climate Variability, Land Use Change, and Atmospheric Deposition

January 22, 2010

David Gillett
College of William and Mary
Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
How does Habitat Degradation Affect Shallow Water Estuarine Food Webs? Changes in Benthic Productivity and the Consequences for Other Trophic Levels

December 4, 2009

Dr. Peter W. Swarzenski
United States Geological Survey
Examining Coastal Groundwater Exchange using Geochemical Tracers, Seepage Meters, and Electrical Resistivity

November 6, 2009

Dr. Bill O’Reilly and
Dr. Eric Terrill
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Use of Ocean Observing Systems for Making Beach Water Quality Assessments: Two Case Studies

October 9, 2009

Dr. Phil Roberts
Georgia Institute of Technology

Bacterial Transport and Sanitation in Coastal Areas

September 18, 2009

Dr. John Helly
University of California, San Diego, Supercomputer Center and Scripps Institute of Oceanography

The California Coastal Atlas and the International Coastal Atlas Network: An Emerging Information Resource for Coastal Management

May 8, 2009

Dr. Susan Klosterhaus
San Francisco Estuary Institute

Emerging Problems? Identifying Contaminants of Concern in the San Francisco Bay

April 3, 2009

Dr.Tom Stewart
Mercury Biosciences

Monoclonal Antibodies: A Cheaper, Faster Approach to Environmental Monitoring

February 13, 2009

Dr. Perihan Kurt-Karakus
Center for Atmospheric Research Experiments, Environment Canada

Chiral Current-use Herbicides in Great Lakes and Ontario Surface Waters

January 9, 2009

 Margaret Caldwell
Stanford University
 Center for Ocean Solutions  December 5, 2008
 Michael Fry
American Bird Conservancy
 Getting the Birds to Collect Data on Environmental Contaminants  November 14, 2008
 Sergio Sañudo-Wilhelmy
University of Southern California
 Trace Metal and B-vitamin Biogeochemistry: from Climate Change to Harmful Algal Blooms  October 17, 2008
 Michael Weber
Resources Law Group
 The California Coastal and Marine Initiative: The Next Five Years  September 5, 2008
 Dr. Robert Roseen
The University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center
 Low Impact Development Technologies for Stormwater Management  June 6, 2008
 Dr.Cheri Recchia
California Ocean Science Trust
 Monitoring Marine Protected Areas Under California's Marine Life Protection Act  May 2, 2008
 Dr. William Cooper
University of California, Irvine
 Advances in the Free Radical Chemistry of Emerging Contaminants of Concern  March 28, 2008
 Dr. Giancarlo Cicchetti
USEPA Atlantic Ecology Division
 Sediment Profile Imaging as a Tool to Assist Coastal Management  March 7, 2008
 Dr. Chris Scholin
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
 Applications of the Environmental Sample Processor: Remote Detection of Marine Bacteria, Harmful Algae, Domoic Acid and Invertebrates in Monterey Bay  February 8, 2008
 Dr. Adina Paytan
University of California, Santa Cruz
 Aerosol Impacts on Marine Phytoplankton  January 18, 2008
Dr. Susan Norton
US Environmental Protection Agency
Applied Eco-epidemiology: Analyzing the Causes of Biological Impairment in Streams Using the USEPA's Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS)
December 7, 2007
Dr. Kelly Goodwin
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Developing Molecular Tools and Technologies for Monitoring Coastal Water Quality
November 9, 2007
Dr. Vincent Resh
University of California, Berkeley
The Dammed Mekong: Evaluating the Effects of the World's Tallest Dam on Downstream Countries
October 19, 2007
Adina Abeles
Stanford University
Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea (COMPASS): Striving to Infuse Marine Science into the Policy Process
September 7, 2007
Al Wanger
California Coastal Commission
Nonpoint Source Programs at the California Coastal Commission
June 1, 2007
Dr. Kirsten Gilardi
University of California, Davis
Marine Mammal Health Investigations at the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center
May 4, 2007
Jessica Reiner
State University of New York, Albany
The Polycyclic Musks: Sources, Pathways, and Environmental Occurrence
April 3, 2007
Dr. Richard B. Thompson
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Measuring Oceanic Free Zinc and Copper with a Fluorescence-based Biosensor
December 1, 2006
Mark Rentz
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
DPR and the Role of Science: Addressing California's Demographic and Pest Management Challenges in the 21st Century
November 10, 2006
Ty Carlisle
Shifting Baselines
What is Pristine?
October 6, 2006
Dr. Paul Bissett
Florida Environmental Research Institute
The Development of Airborne Optical Remote Sensing for Coastal Ocean Observatories
September 15, 2006
Dr. Robert Sheath
California State University, San Marcos
California Stream Algae: Our Current State of Knowledge and Plans for Use in Water Quality Analysis
June 2, 2006
Dr. Ray Wilson
California State University, Long Beach
A Genetic Perspective on the Spread of Invasive Estuarine Fishes--Another Form of Anthropogenic Pollution?
May 5, 2006
Dr. Lester J. McKee
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Sources Pathways and Loadings of Sediments and Trace Contaminants in the Bay Area: Regional, Watershed, and Storm-sewershed Scales
April 7, 2006
Dr. Maddalena Bearzi
Ocean Conservation Society
Marine Mammals of Santa Monica Bay, California
March 3, 2006
Nancy Miller
California State Water Resources Control Board
California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS)
February 3, 2006
Dr. Kevin Armbrust
Office of the State Chemist - Mississippi
Occurrence, Environmental Fate and Exposure Assessment of Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors in Aquatic Environments
January 13, 2006
Krista Sloniowski and Cori Farrar
US Army Corps of Engineers
Methods for Connecting Watershed Related Activities for a More Efficient System-wide Approach to Watershed Management
December 2, 2005
Dr. Jack Q. Word
Weston Solutions
Refinement of TIE Identification and Interpretation Procedures for a Specific Class of Pharmaceuticals
November 11, 2005
Dr. Jennifer Jay
University of California, Los Angeles
Sediments as a Reservoir for Fecal Indicator Bacteria at Santa Monica Bay Beaches
October 14, 2005
Dr. Jerry Diamond
Tetratech, Inc.
Tiered Aquatic Life Uses: The Concept and How It May Apply to Southern California Streams
September 16, 2005
Dr. Wendy Rose
University of California, Davis
Using an Integrated Approach to Evaluate Apoptosis as a Biomarker Response in Estuarine Fishes
May 6, 2005
Dr. Jonathan Warrick
US Geological Survey
River Plumes in the Santa Barbara Channel: Dispersal of Mud, Nutrients and Other Stuff
April 8, 2005
Dr. Chuck Trees
University of California, San Diego
Monitoring Water Transparency of San Pedro and San Diego Bays using Aircraft Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Data
March 4, 2005
Dr. Marc J-F Suter
Chemistry Department, Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Switzerland
Where Have All the Fish Gone? Causes for Declining Fish Catches in Swiss Rivers
February 28, 2005
Dr. Donald J. Reish
California State University, Long Beach
Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbors: Where It All Began in the USA
February 11, 2005
Dr. Stefan Wuertz
University of California, Davis
Hollow-fibre Ultrafiltration and rReal-time PCR for the Quantitative Detection of Chiral Pathogens in Natural Waters
January 14, 2005
Dr. Mi-Hyun Park
University of California, Los Angeles
Land Use Identification with Bayesian Networks
December 3, 2004
Casey Moore
WET Labs, Inc.
Recent Developments in Sensor Technology
November 12, 2004
Dr. D. Bart Chadwick, Mr. Gunther Rosen and Dr. Ignacio Rivera-Duarte
SPAWAR
Fates and Effects of Copper in San Diego Bay
October 29, 2004
Dr. David Turbow
Touro University International
Evaluation of Recreational Health Risk in Coastal Waters Based on Enterococcus Densities and Bathing Patterns
October 8, 2004
Dr. Chris Lowe
California State University, Long Beach
Understanding the Movement Patterns of California Nearshore Gamefishes and Its Application for Management
May 7, 2004
Dr. Brian Palenik
University of California, San Diego
Picophytoplankton in Southern California Coastal Waters
April 2, 2004
Dr. Karen Stocks
University of California, San Diego, Supercomputer Center
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)
March 12, 2004
Dr. Grady S. Hanrahan
California State University, Los Angeles
Solutions from the Field: an Environmental Analytical Approach
February 6, 2004
Dr. Joseph Furnish
Regional Aquatic Ecologist, USDA- Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Regional Office, Vallejo, CA
Development of the Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Bioassessment Program: Results from Models Based on Multimetric Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) and Multivariate RIVPACS Methods
January 16, 2004
Dr. Kevin Kelly
California State University, Long Beach
Stress, growth, and endocrine disruption in marine fishes
November 7, 2003
Pat Haddon
Water Environment Research Foundation
Watershed research at WERF
October 10, 2003
Dr. Dave Caron
University of Southern California
New technologies for assessing harmful algal blooms
September 5, 2003
Deborah Johnston
California Department of Fish & Game
Power Plants + PM10 = Cooling Towers
June 6, 2003
Ronald M. Thom Ph.D.
Marine Resources Group, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Nearshore and estuarine ecosystem restoration: Lessons from the Pacific Northwest
May 2, 2003
Lou Zeidberg
University of California, Los Angeles
Early life history of the California Market Squid, Loligo opalescens
April 4, 2003
Stephen V. Smith Ph.D.
Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada (CICESE)
Global distribution of nutrient runoff to the ocean
March 14, 2003
Risa Cohen
University of California, Los Angeles
Physiological responses of a bloom-forming macroalga to conditions associated with eutrophication: implications for use as a bioindicator of freshwater and nutrient influx to estuarine areas
February 7, 2003
Geoff Siemering
San Francisco Estuary Institute
Aquatic pesticide monitoring in California: Overview, plans, and challenges
January 10, 2003
Fred Schauffler, Ph.D.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Evaluating the impacts of cap construction - results from EPA's pilot in-situ capping project on the Palos Verdes Shelf
December 6, 2002
Barry Hibbs, Ph.D.
Dept. of Geological Sciences California State University, Los Angeles
Sources of selenium in San Diego Creek Watershed, Orange County, California
November 8, 2002
Lihini Alluwihare, Ph.D.
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
The impact of organic nutrients on phytoplankton species composition in coastal waters
October 4, 2002
Karleen A. Boyle, Ph.D.
Dept. of Organismic Biology, Ecology, and Evolution University of California, Los Angeles
Evaluating the impacts of heavy metal and nitrogen deposition resulting from aircraft overflights of coastal wetlands - combining field monitoring and laboratory microcosm approaches
September 6, 2002
John Ugoretz
California Fish and Game
Update on Marine Life Protection Act
May 3, 2002
Dr. Marylynn Yates
University of California, Riverside
Assessment of risk associated with body-contact Recreation
April 5, 2002
Dr. Jan Svejovsky and Dr. Larry Dysher
Ocean Imaging
Remote sensing of the coastal zone: Applications of aerial and satellite imaging for resource monitoring and mapping
March 1, 2002
Dr. Michael Baker
University of California, San Diego
Adrenal and sex steroid evolution: environmental implications
February 1, 2002
Doris Vidal
University of California, Berkeley
Mercury tolerance in aquatic oligochaetes: The case of Sparganophilus pearsei
December 7, 2001
Dr. Antonia Wijte
California State University, Long Beach
Optimizing the timing of Arundo donax control
November 2, 2001
Dr. Carlos Robles
California State University, Los Angeles
Coastal research projects of the CEA-CREST program
October 12, 2001
Nancy Wright
California Fish and Game
Marine mapping user group: A collaborative effort to map the nearshore coastal region
September 14, 2001
Dr. Don Duke
University of California, Los Angeles
Industrial storm runoff and the pollution prevention paradigm
July 27, 2001
Andy Lipkis
Treepeople
Converting the urban drainage system into a healthy urban watershed
June 1, 2001
Dr. Judith Kildow
University of Southern California
California and the ocean economy
May 11, 2001
Dr. Daniel Schlenk
University of California, Riverside
Exposure assessment of estrogens and beta-blockers in sewage effluent and outfall sites of North America
April 6, 2001
Dr. Mike Horn
California State University, Fullerton
Right or wrong turns? Foraging responses of terns to changes in ocean climate and prey populations
March 2, 2001
Dr. Krista Kamer
University of California, Los Angeles/ Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
The effects of nitrogen, salinity, and herbivory on the green alga Enteromorpha intestinalis in a southern California estuary
February 9, 2001
Dr. Martha Sutula
Tulane University
Evaluating the effect of hydrological restoration nutrient transport from the Southern Everglades to Florida Bay
January 5, 2001
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