About The Series

The Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences (OEMS) Seminar Series features campus and guest speakers covering topics related to ocean sciences. Past topics have covered everything from gulf stream energy, rip-tides, maritime history and biofouling. The seminars are designed to enhance the  graduate student experience, but all students, faculty and the public are warmly welcomed to attend. 



Evans Library Pavilion
Auditorium P-133


4:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m 

Dates and Guest Speakers 

  • January 09, 2019 | No Talk Scheduled
  • January 16, 2019 | "The Dynamic Indian River Lagoon: A 20+ Year Perspective"
    Presented by St. Johns Water Management District Environmental Specialist,  Lori Morris
  • January 23, 2019 | "Surface Pathways and Variability of Bonefish Larval Dispersal in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean"
    Presented by Fishing Oceanograph Inc. President, Mitchell Roffer Ph.D.
  • January 30, 2019 | "Panal Discussion: Research Funding Expectations, Sources, and Strategies"
    Presented by Drs. Gary Zarillo, Mark Bush, and Geoffrey Swain
  • February 6, 2019 | "Feasability Study of Transformable Submersible Hydrofoil Trimaran & Flying Fish Multi-domain Vehicles"
    Presented by OEMS Ph.D. candidate Yipeng Pan
  • February 13, 2019 | "That Tingling Sensation Means Its Working: HAB Toxins and Their Impact on Marine Wildlife"
    Presented by OEMS Assistant Professor Spencer Fire Ph.D.
  • February 20, 2019 | "Quorum Sensing: Building, Maintaining, and Manipulation Microbial Democracies"
    Presented by OEMS Associate Professor Drew Palmer Ph.D.
  • February 27, 2019 | "Behavioral Economics in Nonhuman Primates"
    Presented by Dept. of Psychology Assistant Professor Darby Proctor Ph.D.
  • March 6, 2019 | Spring Break
  • March 13, 2019 | "Title TBD"
    Presented by UNF Taylor Engineering Research Institute Director Don Resio Ph.D.
  • March 20, 2019 | "Adaptive Radiation in Coral Reef Fishes"
    Presented by UC Davis Professor Peter Wainwright Ph.D.
  • March 27, 2019 | "Title TBD"
    Presented by FIT Professor Emeritus Richard Turner Ph.D.
  • April 3, 2019 | "Title TBD"
    Presented by University of Central Florida Assistant Professor Kristy Lewis Ph.D.
  • April 10, 2019 | Student Defenses
    Presented by Brooklyn Byford (3:30 pm), Bruce Walker (4:00 pm), and Nayan Mallick (4:25 pm)
  • April 17, 2019 | Student Defenses
    Presented by Mathias Cramer (4:00 pm) and Dainelle Juzwick (4:25 pm)
  • April 24, 2019 | End of Year Social (details TBD)

Parking Directions

It is suggested to park in the lot adjacent to the Frueauff Building off of Backcock St. across from the Southgate Residence Halls. Take the south covered-bridge west toward Evans Library. The auditorium is adjacent to the library. 

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