Past Seminars 2011-2017

Recorded seminars can be viewed using the hyperlinks below.


Speaker Title Date
Dr. Andy Allen
J. Craig Venter Institute
Influence of Nutrients and Temperature on the Distribution and Diversity Pelagic Microbes in the Southern California Current Ecosystem Friday, May 5, 2017
Dr. Daniele Bianchi
University of California, Los Angeles
Impacts of technological progress and climate change on the long-term trajectory of the global fishery
Friday, April 14, 2017
Dr. John Stark
Washington State University Stormwater Research Center
Toxicity of urban stormwater to aquatic life and what we can do about it
Friday, March 10, 2017
Dr. Clarissa Anderson
Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System
Ecosystem science in the SCCOOS domain
Friday, February 10, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Warrick 
U.S. Geological Survey
Coastal changes resulting from dam removal – Elwha River, Washington
Friday, January 13, 2017
Andy Salveson
Carollo Engineers 
Advanced analytical monitoring for direct potable reuse systems Friday, November 18, 2016
Dr. Jason Conder
Geosyntec Consultants
Expanding passive sampling technology to the commercial environmental community: Examples, lessons learned, and the path forward  Friday, October 7, 2016
Dr. Ted Grantham 
University of California, Berkeley
The good, the bad, and the dirty: Models for assessing hydrologic change in the nation's rivers
Friday, September 16, 2016
Greg Murphy 
The Maritime Alliance
The Maritime Alliance: Communicating the value of the blue economy and creating a national blue voice
Friday, June 10, 2016
Dr. Andrew B. Gray 
University of California, Riverside
 Non-stationary suspended sediment dynamics: Water quality implications, monitoring and impact assessment challenges  Friday, May 13, 2016
Allison Kupsco
University of California, Riverside
Using adverse outcome pathways to evaluate the impacts of hypersaline water on selenium embyrotoxicity to fish   Friday, April 8, 2016
Dr. Sara Shen
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Effects of ocean acidification on fish eggs and larvae in laboratory and natural experiments Friday, March 11, 2016
Dr. Ashley Parks
EPA Office of Research and Development
Fate and effects of engineered nanomaterials in the marine environment
Friday, February 5, 2016
Dr. Grace Chang
Integral Consulting Inc.
High-resolution biogeochemical monitoring using optical technology
Friday, January 15, 2016
Dr. David Volz
University of California, Riverside
High-content screening of chemical toxicity in zebrafish embryos Friday, December 11, 2015
Dr. Andrew Mehring
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The ecology of natural stormwater treatment systems Friday, November 13, 2015
Dr. Trent Biggs
San Diego State University Watershed Science Institute
Watershed processes in urban environments: Case studies from Southern California and the U.S.-Mexico border region
Friday, October 16, 2015
Dr. Adam Martiny
University of California, Irvine
Observing and understanding Southern California coastal ocean changes
Friday, September 25, 2015
Dr. Alexis Pasulka
California Institute of Technology
Unraveling complex microbial interactions and exploring their influence on marine ecosystem structure and function Friday, July 17, 2015
Chris Caldow
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Mapping species and habitats Friday, June 12, 2015
Dr. Mike Denison
University of California, Davis
Translation of toxicological mechanisms into bioassays for chemical detection and site characterization: Dioxin-like chemicals and endocrine disruptors Friday, May 1, 2015
Dr. Clay Reber
University of California, Berkeley
CellScope: Mobile phone-based, field-portable microscopy Friday, March 13, 2015

Dr. Neil Saintilan

Macquarie University, Australia
Climate change and the management of freshwater and saline wetlands in Australia Friday, February 13, 2015
Dr. Joe Carlin
California State University, Fullerton
Modern sedimentation in coastal environments: Integrating the sediment record and sediment processes to understand how coastal systems respond to natural and anthropogenic events Friday, January 9, 2015
Dr. Robert Miller
University of California, Santa Barbara
Demonstrating an effective marine biodiversity observation network in the Santa Barbara Channel December 12, 2014
Dr. Ellen Hanak
Public Policy Institute of California
Paying for water in California November 21, 2014
Dr. Toby Garfield
Environmental Research Division, Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Integrated ecosystem assessment October 3, 2014
Dr. Bradley Moore
Center for Oceans and Human Health, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Marine bacterial synthesis of polybrominated organic compounds relevant to environmental toxicology September 12, 2014
Dr. Susan Kidwell
University of Chicago
Using benthic grunge to evaluate biotic change in marine systems: Dead shells do tell tales September 9, 2014
Dr. Meenakshi Arora
University of Melbourne
Watershed resource management in Australia: Quantity and quality perspectives August 22, 2014
Dr. Sophie Parker & Lily Verdone
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy: Organizational overview & outline of engagements in the south coast June 13, 2014
Dr. Lisa Levin
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Hypoxia, hypercapnia, and other influences on oxygen minimum zone benthos May 2, 2014
Dr. Dave Smith
WateReuse California
Status and future of water recycling in California April 11, 2014
Michael Drennan
Black and Veatch Corporation
Dr. Huub Cox
City of Los Angeles Watershed Protection Division
Watershed management planning under the new MS4 permit February 14, 2014
Dr. Sergey Nuzhdin
University of Southern California
Geographical genomics in mosquitos and legumes
(No video available)

December 13, 2013

Dr. Rosalee Hellberg
Chapman University
Climate change effects on seafood safety June 14, 2013
Dr. Marc Verhougstraete
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Microbial responses to land, environment, and hydrologic factors May 31, 2013
Dr. Kristen Davis
University of California Irvine
PNWTOX - A biophysical model of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Pacific Northwest May 10, 2013
Dr. Carrie Kappel
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Incorporating ecosystem tipping points into marine management

March 15, 2013

Dr. Denny Takahashi-Kelso and Dr. George Leonard
Ocean Conservancy
What we put in and what we take out of the ocean: Current and emerging issues in marine conservation

February 8, 2013

Dr. Ben Houlton
University of California Davis
California's nitrogen cycle: Potential couplings between land and the sea

January 18, 2013

Dr. Andrew Whitehead
University of California, Davis
Using Genomics to Diagnose Impacts of Environmental Pollutants at Physiological and Evolutionary Timescales

December 14, 2012

Dr. Eric Hoek
University of California, Los Angeles

Insights from Colloidal Science on Nanoparticle Stability, Transport, Bioavailability, and Toxicity in Aquatic Environments

November 2, 2012

Dr. Megan Rippy
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Physical and Biological Dynamics of Surfzone Bacterial Pollution: Sources, Transport and Survivorship Mechanisms

October 5, 2012

Dr. Rebecca Lewison
San Diego State University
Seabirds as Indicators of Ecosystem Processes September 14, 2012
Dr. Christine Whitcraft
California State University, Long Beach

Challenges and successes in wetland restoration

May 11, 2012

Charlie Frye
ESRI

Paving the way to online hydrological GIS

April 13, 2012

Brian Huberty
United States Fish & Wildlife Service

Wetland mapping using aerial optical images, lidar, radar, object orientated classification, random forests – whatever else we can get our hands on!

March 16, 2012

Dr. Bill Cooper
University of California, Irvine
Recent advances in the environmental photochemical fate of pharmaceuticals in natural waters February 10, 2012
Dr. Joe Griffitt
University of Southern Mississippi
Toxicogenomic effects of nanoparticulate silver on small fish: Using molecular tools to investigate an emerging issue in aquatic toxicology January 20, 2012
Dr. Jason Keller
Chapman University
Factors affecting methane production efficiency in wetlands December 9, 2011
Dr. Ashley Booth
University of California, Los Angeles

Natural intrusions of hypoxic, low pH water into nearshore marine environments on the California coast

November 4, 2011

Dr. Terri Hogue and
Dr. Stephanie Pincetl

University of California, Los Angeles

Investigation of water consumption patterns and influencing factors in the City of Los Angeles

October 14, 2011

Dr. Fiorenza Micheli
Stanford University
The kelp forest observatory of Hopkins Marine Station: Monitoring biophysical interactions in a near-shore kelp ecosystem

October 7, 2011

Jenny Lane
University of California, Santa Cruz
Anthropogenic Nutrient Loading and Water Quality May 6, 2011
Brad Warren
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Death by Dissolution: Where Ocean Acidification Meets Local Water Quality

April 8, 2011

Matthew Armsby
Center for Ocean Solutions

Building Data Infrastructure for Marine Spatial Planning

March 11, 2011

Karen Worcester
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Board

Central Coastal Ambient Monitoring Program Data Tools and Management

February 4, 2011

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