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Seminar: Monday, January 30, 2023

Dr. Stone smiles at the camera in a navy button up.
Dr. Joshua Stone
Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina

Please join us Monday (tomorrow) January 30 at 12:40 pm for the UGA Department of Marine Sciences seminar. Dr. Joshua Stone, an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, will present his work entitled Jellyfish Population Dynamics and Their Role in Aquatic Food Webs. If anyone would like to meet with the speaker after the talk, please email me to set up a meeting (



Jellyfish are taxonomically diverse animals that share a common evolutionary strategy of having bodies with a high water content that allows them to be efficient predators. They also have fast reproduction which alternates between sexual and asexual reproduction, making their populations highly sensitive to environmental change. Thus, small changes in the environment can have large cascading effects throughout marine and estuarine food webs via jellyfish populations. I will be discussing how time-series data in the Chesapeake Bay; North Inlet Estuary, South Carolina; and the South Atlantic Bight can elucidate long-term changes in jellyfish populations and their effects on the food web.


The Zoom link for those of you joining from your computers will be Marine Sciences Room 239 and the Skidaway Auditorium will either host the speaker or have a live feed of the talk.


The room will open at 12:20 pm, and the talk will begin at 12:40 pm.


Our schedule of talks this semester is listed on the calendar:

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