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January

The Ocean Life Lecture Series: Ken Nedimyer

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center in Key Largo

The Ocean Life Lecture Series will be held at the Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center in Key Largo. The series will feature FIU researchers discussing marine issues in the Keys. For more information on these and other SEAS’ events, please visit seas.fiu.edu.

Meet a Bioinformatics candidate, get free bagels and coffee

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Venue:MSB 105

Meet a Bioinformatics candidate, get free bagels and coffee. Contact Lauren Yeager for more information.

Meet a Bioinformatics candidate, get free bagels and coffee

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Venue:MSB 105

Meet a Bioinformatics candidate, get free bagels and coffee. Contact Sean Giery for more information.

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Venue:MSB 105

Greetings all, It is my pleasure to announce the beginning of the Spring round of the Marine Science Seminar Series, kicking off tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan 18th).

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Venue:MSB 105

There will be a special seminar this week by Dr. Christopher Anderson of the University of North Texas. Dr. Anderson will be presenting his seminar entitled “Ecosystem ecology, invasion biology and conservation: A “Southerner’s” perspective from the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago” at 2 pm on Thursday, Jan 19 in WC 130 (broadcast to the Marine Science seminar room at BBC, 105).

Meet a Ecosystem Ecologist candidate, get free bagels and coffee

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Venue:MSB 105

Meet a Ecosystem Ecologist candidate, get free bagels and coffee. Contact Nate Lemoine for more information.

Mangrove Work Days

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Venue:BBC

As part of an ongoing mangrove restoration project, the School of Environment, Arts and Society will be holding Mangrove Work Days in order to track the mangroves’ progress. Work Days will consist of data collection on the growth rates of the mangrove seedlings housed in FIU’s shared greenhouse. Be sure to bring a water bottle and wear working clothes that can get dirty.

Seminar: Marine Genetics Search

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Venue:MS 105 and WC 130

Seminar: Marine Genetics Search

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Venue:BBC

On Saturday January 28. The Biology Research Symposium will take place at the Marine Biology building in the Biscayne Bay Campus between 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. For more information and registration, go to http://casgroup.fiu.edu/Biology/pages.php?id=3314

Seminar: Marine Genetics Search

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Venue:MS 105 and WC 130

Seminar: Marine Genetics Search

February

Marine Science Seminar Series :Cancelled

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Venue:MSB 105

No Seminar this week.

Marine Science Seminar Series :Cancelled

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Venue:MSB 105

Marine Science Seminar Series :Cancelled

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Macroalgal assemblages as indicators of salinity and nutrient status of near-shore habitats in Biscayne Bay Dr. Ligia Collado-Vides

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center in Key Largo

Dr. Jim Fourqurean is an ecologist specializing in seagrass ecology. As the Director of the Seagrass Ecosystems Research Lab at Florida International University, his research is engaged with the structure and function of seagrass beds and the food web that they support.

Mangrove Work Days

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Venue:BBC

As part of an ongoing mangrove restoration project, the School of Environment, Arts and Society will be holding Mangrove Work Days in order to track the mangroves’ progress. Work Days will consist of data collection on the growth rates of the mangrove seedlings housed in FIU’s shared greenhouse. Be sure to bring a water bottle and wear working clothes that can get dirty.

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

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Venue:4H Camp Ocala

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter AFS (American Fisheries Society) will be held from February 21st to 23rd, 2012 at 4H Camp Ocala. The deadlines for papers and pre-registraion is January 13th. For more information, please go to http://www.sdafs.org/flafs/

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Venue:Wolfe University Center Theater

The School of Environment, Arts and Society will be screening the critically acclaimed documentary, The End of the Line. The feature documentary film, which reveals the impact of overfishing on the world’s oceans, had its premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

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Venue:MSB 105

Dr. Fodrie will be giving a seminar entitled "Natural history, landscape ecology and blue-carbon services of intertidal shellfish reefs" at BBC on Wednesday, February 22nd at 4pm in MS105. The seminar will also be broadcast to AHC-1 216 on MMC.

March

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Venue:MARC Pavilion

On behalf of the symposium organizing committee, we would like to invite you to participate in the 14th Biomedical and Comparative Immunology Symposium at FIU. This annual symposium will address recent advances in our understanding of diverse biological systems and phenomena.

SOUTHEAST ACOUSTICS CONSORTIUM

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Venue:FIU

Proposed Workshop and Forum: Kick-off event: workshop and forum planned for 13-14 March 2012 and held on the Florida International University campus in Miami, Florida. Informal presentations and discussion and Q&A sessions will highlight the state-of-the-science, organized around above objectives and management drivers. Southeast Acoustics Consortium website: seac.fiu.edu

The Ocean Life Lecture Series: NOAA

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center in Key Largo

The Ocean Life Lecture Series will be held at the Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center in Key Largo. The series will feature FIU researchers discussing marine issues in the Keys. For more information on these and other SEAS’ events, please visit seas.fiu.edu.

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe (775 NE 125th St. North Miami

Climate Change and Society: Policy, Politics, and Geo-engineering - Dr. Jessica Bolson

April

Marine Science Seminar Series : Just Cebrian

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Venue:MSB 105

Just Cebrian Trophic Ecology University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab Marine Science Seminar Series

Marine Science Seminar Series : Michael Kinnison

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Venue:MSB 105

Michael Kinnison Evolution and Ecology of Fish Populations University of Maine Marine Science Seminar Series

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe

Lionfish Invasion: Is there any way to stop it?

Marine Science Seminar Series : Dr. Myrna Simpson

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Venue:MSB 105

Dr. Myrna Simpson University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences myrna.simpson@utoronto.ca Marine Science Seminar Series

The Ocean Life Lecture Series: Dr. Kate Mansfield

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center in Key Largo

The Ocean Life Lecture Series will be held at the Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center in Key Largo. The series will feature FIU researchers discussing marine issues in the Keys. For more information on these and other SEAS’ events, please visit seas.fiu.edu.

May

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

The Ocean Life Lecture Series features FIU researchers and non-profit agencies discussing marine and environmental issues in the Florida Keys.The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a meet and greet with the speaker, followed by a lecture at 7:00 p.m on Friday, May 18 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo.

June

The Ocean Life Lecture Series: Dr. Mike Heithaus

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center in Key Largo

The Ocean Life Lecture Series will be held at the Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center in Key Largo. The series will feature FIU researchers discussing marine issues in the Keys. For more information on these and other SEAS’ events, please visit seas.fiu.edu.

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Venue:Miami Beach Marina / Monty’s South Beach

The Florida International University Scholarship Fishing Tournament is a one day, offshore tournament featuring fishing for Dolphin. The University’s Alumni Association organizes this event and the NET proceeds goes towards a scholarship program for students of the University.

July

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center

The Ocean Life Lecture Series features FIU researchers and non-profit agencies discussing marine and environmental issues in the Florida Keys. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a meet and greet with the speaker, followed by a lecture at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20 at the Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo.

August

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Venue:GC 140

Joe Zammit-Lucia works at the intersection of disciplines to explore the questions and issues surrounding growth, sustainability, and society. He will present a discussion tomorrow night (Tuesday, August 21) on “Sustainability, Trans-Disciplinarity, and the Arts” in GC 140 at 7:00 pm.

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Venue:MSB 105

Dr. Tom Adam -- FIU

Mike Heithaus's "Unraveling the ecological roles of top predators in coastal and estuar

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Venue:WC-130 (MMC) & MSB-105(BBC)

Mike Heithaus's will talk on "Unraveling the ecological roles of top predators in coastal and estuarine ecosystems". Noon in WC 130 (MMC) and via Polycom in MSB 105 (BBC). Dr. Heithaus is a candidate for promotion to full professor this year, so this is an opportunity to catch up on his research.

September

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Venue:WC-130 (MMC)

Manufactured Landscapes, the first film of the 2012-2013 series, is the striking new documentary on the world and work of Edward Burtynsky. The film will be followed by an interdisciplinary panel-led discussion and Q&A. Panelists include: Dr. Michael Gillespie (Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment/English), Dr. Laura Ogden (Global and Sociocultural Studies), and Dr. Jeffery Onsted (Earth and Environment/Global and Sociocultural Studies).

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Venue:MSB 105

On this Wednesday (Sep 5th) Dr. David Rudnick will visit FIU BBC and give us a seminar entitled "Ecosystem science and management for Everglades National Park: considerations of restoration and stewardship in a time of pythons and rising seas". The seminar will take place at 1:00 pm in MSB 105 at BBC, broadcast to WC-130 at MMC.

How to Graduate

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Venue:MSB 105 via Polycom

"How to Graduate" for graduate students. Seminar by Dr. Maureen Donnelly via Polycom to BBC in MSB 105.

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Venue:GC 150 (MMC)

You and your students are invited to attend a session of Global Learning’s Tuesday Times Roundtable series titled “An Acid Test for Marine Life,” moderated by the Department of Biological Science’s on Gene Rosenberg. This Roundtable takes place on Tues., Sept. 11, from 12:30-1:30pm in GC 150. Free lunch is provided to all participants, and no RSVP is necessary. We take attendance, so if you wish to incentivize students in your classes, you can just let me know and I will provide y

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe (775 NE 125th St. North Miami

Climate Dynamics: Contextualizing Extreme Drought - Dr. Robert Burgman

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Venue:MSB 105 and broadcast to HLS 216 (MMC)

Dr. David Wells -- Texas A&M University Please note the change from the usual seminar time. This one is scheduled for 4PM.

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Venue:PG5-134 (MMC), broadcast to MSB 105 via Polycom

Hello Marine Scientists! This Friday, the seminar speaker for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be Dr. Bill Baker from the University of South Florida. Dr. Baker’s work is well renowned in the field of marine natural products and his interdisciplinary research – which geographically spans the globe from the mangroves of Florida to the frigid waters of Antarctica - has ranged, in its scope, from “drug discovery” to biosynthesis to chemical ecology, and as such really brid

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Venue:Miami Beach

FIU Great American Cleanup. Dune Cleanup and Restoration, Miami Beach

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Venue:MSB 150

On Tuesday, September 25th at 3:30PM we are planning to have our annual undergraduate marine biology mixer. Our speaker for the event will be Amanda Bourque, a marine ecologist from the National Park Service. Her talk is titled, "Living the dream: Career options and road maps for the aspiring marine scientist". Following the seminar we will have food and drinks outside the marine science building. I hope that you can mark your calendars and make a special effort to attend the seminar and the

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Venue:Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park is looking for Volunteers interested in helping to construct a new mixed-use trail for National Public Lands Day. Come on out to Oleta River State Park and help us out aw we dig, build and create a new hiking/biking trial! Free BBQ lunch is provided. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Call Brian at 305-919-1846

October

Marine Science Seminar Series

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Venue:MSB 105

TBA

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

Aquarius 2013 and Beyond - Dr. Mark Patterson

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe (775 NE 125th St. North Miami

Striking a Balance: The future of CoralReef Ecosystems - Dr. Deron Burkepile

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Venue:MSB 105 & broadcast to MMC CP 117

Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty -- FIU "Exploring the symbiotic bacterial consortia associated with scleractinian corals: Ecological inferences from genomic-based community analysis"

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Venue:Deering Estate at Cutler's Visitor Center Auditorium (16701 SW 72nd Ave. Miami, FL 33157)

Lionfish Invasion: Is there any way to stop it? Dr. Craig Layman

Marine Science Seminar Series

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Dr. Larry Brand -- RSMAS

November

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Venue:WC 130 (MMC)

A team of FIU scientists has been studying predators in the Everglades estuary to better understand how these animals will respond to changes in water flow, and to ensure they continue to fulfill their critical ecological role in the food web.

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Venue:Murray E. Nelson Goverment and Cultural Center, Key Largo

Expecting the Unexpected: Paradox in an Upside-Down Estuary - Dr. Evelyn Gaiser

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Venue:Luna Star Cafe (775 NE 125th St. North Miami

Global Climate Change and Tropical Forests: Adapt, Migrate, or Die - Dr. Ken Feely

Marine Science Seminar Series

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Venue:MSB 105

Dr. Dana Williams -- NOAA