Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:17pm
We will hold our annual graduate student recruitment event January 21-24, 2016 to which we invite a selection of our applicants. For more information on our program and on how to apply see the Prospective Graduate Students (/prospective-graduate-students) pages  
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 9:55am
Estuaries provide critical habitat for eelgrass, oysters, and other species, and also serve as natural sediment traps. The sediment regimes of many modern estuaries are evolving, however, in response to land use changes, shoreline alterations, dredging, and other human impacts. In order to assess hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics in the Coos Bay Estuary (Oregon), we used an unstructured finite-volume model (FVCOM) and multi-year measurements…
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:53am
Andreas Thurnherr will present observations showing where and how AABW is transformed to lighter density classes and upwells and will also discuss how these two requirements for closing the overturning circulation relate to the observed vertical gradients in turbulence levels and to the hypothesized role of bottom boundary layers for upwelling of bottom water.
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 2:55pm
ABSTRACT: Sediment transport processes affect oxygen and carbon dynamics in coastal environments through a variety of processes.  Seabed resuspension, for example, can vertically mix sediment and water, facilitating decomposition of organic matter and oxygen consumption. Redistribution of inorganic and organic particles among coastal environments, e.g. between marshes and estuaries, can also affect biogeochemical budgets. The relative importance…
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:15am
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:06am
Abstract:   High-throughput sequencing has advanced our understanding of the role that bacteria and archaea play in marine, terrestrial and host-associated health. Microbial community ecology differs in many ways from macroecology, and therefore new statistical methods are required to analyze microbiome data. In this talk I will present two new statistical methods for the analysis of microbiome data. The first, DivNet, estimates the diversity of…