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General Information

Brown Bag Seminars (unless otherwise noted) are held from 12:00pm - 1 p.m. in the NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring.

For remote access: Audio: Dial toll-free US 866-833-7307, participant code is 8986360#. Webcast at www.mymeetings.com. Under "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 742656968. Passcode is brownbag. Be sure to install the correct plug-in (or run the plug-in as a temporary application) for WebEx before the seminar starts. During the presentation, please mute your phone by pressing *6.

Interested in presenting?: Contact Judith Salter (301-713-2600 ext. 135) or Library Reference (301-713-2600 ext. 157). Please send a title of the proposed presentation, an abstract of the presentation and a speaker bio, so that we can reserve your desired presentation time on our NOAA Central Library Events calendar and have sufficient time to promote your seminar. Photos that reflect the topic of the upcoming brown bag seminar are appreciated and will be used to advertise the brown bag seminar in the library and on the NOAA Libraries Facebook page.

Technical information for presenters: The librarian will set up the space for the brownbag seminar in the library, including the A/V equipment and Polycom, and monitor the online chat. We do ask that you arrive an hour prior to your presentation time, to allow for scanning of the USB drive by IT (if you are not submitting the PowerPoint via GoogleDrive, our preferred method). You are welcome to embed a video within your presentation, but we cannot guarantee that embedded videos will be archived media due to file size limitations. Please note that QuickTime videos are no longer supported by NOAA IT and are unable to be shown.

Archived Seminars

A list of previous Brown Bag Seminars and their accompanying Powerpoint presentations, with audio as available, can be found on the Archive Brown Bags page.

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Upcoming Seminars

Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series: Predator effects on host-parasite interactions

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: Jenna Malek, PhD, 2016 Knauss Fellow at the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission

Abstract: Both parasitism and predation may strongly influence population dynamics and community structure separately or synergistically. Predator species can influence host−parasite interactions, either by preferentially feeding on infected (or uninfected) hosts-and thus altering parasite prevalence patterns-or by affecting host behavior in ways that increase host susceptibility to parasites. In this study, we tested if predators (the mud crab Panopeus herbstii and the blue crab Callinectes sapidus) influence interactions between the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica and 2 of its most prevalent parasites, Perkinsus marinus and Haplosporidium nelsoni. Using a combination of field and laboratory experiments, we tested for predatory effects on the prevalence and intensity of parasite infections and on oyster immune response (phagocytic activity). Our results consistently demonstrated that crabs do not influence parasite infections in oysters at either individual or population levels. Thus, even though predators often have strong top-down direct and indirect effects on marine communities, we found their influence on host−parasite interactions to be minimal in this system.

About the Speaker: Originally from Connecticut, Jenna's love of the ocean took her to the University of Maine for her Bachelors before starting a graduate career studying oysters. After completing an MS right down the road in College Park, she earned her PhD at the University of Georgia studying how the environment affects host-parasite interactions in coastal systems.

Remote access: Audio: Dial toll-free US 866-833-7307, participant code is 8986360#. Webcast at www.mymeetings.com. Under "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 742656968. Passcode is brownbag. Be sure to install the correct plug-in (or run the plug-in as a temporary application) for WebEx before the seminar starts. During the presentation, please mute your phone by pressing *6.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series: Performance of Potomac River’s "Dominant" Vallisneria americana Genotypes in Greenhouse Mesocosm Competition Experiments

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 12:30pm EST

Speaker: Shanie Gal-Edd, 2016 Knauss Fellow at the NOAA Research Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation

Abstract:The population of Vallisneria americana within the Potomac River appears to be dominated by two genotypes. In order to test the hypothesis that their dominance is due to phenotypic superiority in terms of clonal propagation and growth, a series of greenhouse mesocosm experiments were conducted to compare the "dominant" genotypes with other "rare" genotypes from the Potomac River.

About the Speaker: Shanie is currently a Master's student in University of Maryland's Plant Science program studying Conservation and Restoration Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. She earned her B.S. in Biology and Ecology while conducting entomology research at the USDA Agricultural Research Station. Prior to studying ecology, she earned a B.A. in Psychology with concentrated coursework in Business and Economics. Most recently, Shanie was a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Directorate Fellow in the Migratory Birds Program Branch of Population and Habitat Assessment, where she initiated and managed Project FlockTogether, a crowdsourcing platform to enable mass-processing of aerial migratory waterbird survey photos.

Remote access: Audio: Dial toll-free US 866-833-7307, participant code is 8986360#. Webcast at www.mymeetings.com. Under "Participant Join", click "Join an Event", then add conf no: 742656968. Passcode is brownbag. Be sure to install the correct plug-in (or run the plug-in as a temporary application) for WebEx before the seminar starts. During the presentation, please mute your phone by pressing *6.


Knauss Fellows Brown Bag Seminar Series

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 12:00pm EST

Speaker: TBD

Abstract: TBD

About the Speaker: TBD

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


NOAA Great Lakes Strategic Public-Private Partnership Project (Affiliation: University of Michigan / Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Team (GLRCT))

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12:00pm EST

Speakers: Zhanyang "Young" Gao is a graduate student at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment. Jerry Guo is a Master's degree student at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, with a focus in Conservation Ecology.

POC: Jennifer Day, Regional Coordinator, Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Team and Heather Stirratt, Great Lakes Lead for NOAA's National Ocean Service at NOAA's Office for Coastal Management

Abstract: The NOAA Great Lakes strategic public-private partnership project is sponsored by the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Team to identify new partnership opportunities in the region. The presentation will show the audiences how the team uses self-created partnership evaluation models to explore environmental topics of interest, and identify potential partners in the Great Lakes region. The ultimate goal of this project is to create a recommendation list of the top 10 potential partners in the Great Lakes region for NOAA to pursue partnerships with in the future.

About the Speakers: Zhanyang “Young” Gao is a graduate student at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. In 2015, he received an MBA degree from the UM Ross School of Business. Before that, he worked for seven years as an IT consultant in China. Young aims to combine his degrees to explore solutions to China's pressing environmental problems.

Jerry Guo is a Master’s degree student at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, with a focus in Conservation Ecology. He obtained dual undergraduate degrees in Biology and Economics at the University of Utah. Jerry is passionate about helping with environmental issues like invasive species and habitat restoration, hopes to contribute more towards these areas after graduation this Spring.

Remote access via webinar will be available. See the General Information section above for details.


Additional seminars are scheduled through the OneNOAA Science Discussion Seminar Series

 

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