Rosenberg Institute Seminar Series at Romberg Tiburon Center
The Barbara and Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology and Environmental Science Seminar Series brings leading local, national, and international scientists to a public forum at RTC to speak about the latest advances in science. The Seminar Series is part of a graduate level course designed to give students an opportunity to hear from and interact with experts in their fields of study. Graduate students also present talks about their own research. This experience gives them practice speaking to an audience and allows for the exchange of ideas as they conduct their thesis research.
The Series is free and open to the public, but space is limited. If you have a large group, you can reserve seats for any of our seminars at Eventbrite.
All seminars are held Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in the Bay Conference Center (BCC) unless otherwise noted. Please enter through the 3152 Paradise Drive driveway.
Click on the title of a talk to read the abstract (if available).
|Date||Speaker and Title||Host|
|Aug 24||Dr. Laura Jurgens, SERC, Tiburon
Untangling factors shaping community response to extreme events in coastal marine ecosystems
|Aug 31||Dr. Tyler Evans, CSU East Bay
Transcriptomics in environmental physiology and finding the ‘genes that matter’ for environmental adaptation
|Sep 7||Dr. Susanna Theroux, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
To salinity and beyond: microbial diversity and carbon cycling in San Francisco Bay wetlands
|Sep 14||RTC SFSU Graduate Students
Research in Progress
Karen Backe (Hines)
Effects of sea level rise and storm surge on Pacific harbor seal habitat: a comparison of haul-out changes at the Russian and Eel River Estuaries
Margot Buchbinder (Boyer)
Facilitating sediment accretion and biotic recovery in a tidal marsh restoration site
Julie Gonzalez (Boyer)
Exploring the role of predation in modulating the distribution and impacts of a non-native crab on cordgrass restoration in San Francisco Bay
*This seminar will be held in the 2nd floor classroom, Bldg 39
|Sep 21||RTC SFSU Graduate Students
Research in Progress
Daniel Cox (Carpenter)
Multi-Scale Study of Invertebrate Assemblages in San Francisco Bay Mudflats
Metadel Abegaz (Stillman)
Impacts of density and competition on the reproductive physiology of intertidal porcelain crabs
Emily Lam (Stillman)
Linking thermosensory neurophysiology and thermoregulatory behavior in porcelain crabs
|Sep 28||Dr. Bruce Menge, Oregon State University
Climate change impacts on coastal ecosystems: are they detectable already?
|Oct 5||Dr. Kelly Benoit-Bird, Oregon State University
Predator-prey dynamics reveal hidden structure in the sea
|Oct 12||Dr. Susana Caballero Gaitan, Universidad de Los Andes Conservation genetics of aquatic vertebrates: challenges and opportunities
|Oct 19||Dr. Meg Daly, Ohio State University
Exploring parts unknown: the biodiversity and evolution of sea anemones
|Oct 26||Dr. Matt Ferner, SF Bay NERR
Long-term monitoring of environmental stressors in NOAA’s Estuarine Research Reserves
|Nov 2||Dr. Philip McGillivary, US Coast Guard PACAREA Science Liaison
Unmanned systems networks for ocean research & monitoring
|Nov 9||Dr. Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia
11:00 AM Science Talk
Managing the high seas for ecological, economic and social sustainability
ROSENBERG INSTITUTE PUBLIC FORUM
6:30 PM Public Talk
Towards a sustainable global ocean
|Nov 16||Bay Delta Conference, no seminar
|Nov 23||Fall Recess, no seminar
|Nov 30||Dr. Jessie Lacy, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Linking sediment flux to marshes with dynamics in bay shallows: observations from China Camp and San Pablo Bay
|Dec 7||Dr. Matthew Ogburn, SERC
Management and conservation of fish and invertebrates in large estuarine systems: perspectives from Chesapeake Bay
|Dec 14||RTC SFSU Graduate Students
Research in Progress
Jeyna Perez (Cohen)
Alma Ceja (Stillman)
Modeling the future distribution of an intertidal zone inhabitant
Jennifer Souther (Stillman)
Petrolisthes cinctipes and the deathly shallows: the effects of increased density on porcelain crab individuals in a community setting
The Seminar Series is supported by generous contributions from the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute at the Romberg Tiburon Center, San Francisco State University
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