The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) seeks to attract new Oceans & Human Health (OHH) scientists from diverse scientific backgrounds who are at a critical juncture in their career development. The GRS OHH is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this GRS will be the risks associated with human-ocean interaction, such as harmful algal blooms, chemical contaminants and marine pathogens; and the remedies the ocean provides in the forms of marine natural products, sentinel species and seafood production. This multidisciplinary GRS will integrate fields such as oceanography, biology, environmental engineering, toxicology, microbiology, epidemiology, public health and veterinary medicine.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||One Health|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Keynote Speaker: Dale Griffin (US Geological Survey)|
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Risks: How Human Use and Climate Change Impact Coastal Systems|
|Discussion Leader: Karen Kidd (University of New Brunswick)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Matthew Gribble (University of Southern California)
"Parametric Accelerated Failure-Time Models to Summarize Temporal Trends of Contaminants in Sentinel Species Populations"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Elizabeth Kelly (University of Miami - Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy)
"A Spatial Analysis of Beach Water Quality and Beach Management Practices"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Nellie Shaul (Scripps Institute of Oceanography)
"Natural and Anthropogenic Halogenated Organic Compounds in Two Ecotypes of Southern California Bottlenose Dolphins"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Abrahim El Gamal (University of California - San Diego)
"Molecular Characterization of a Bacterial Source of Halogenated Persistent Organic Compounds"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Remedies: Marine Products and Solutions for Modern Issues|
|Discussion Leader: Troy Scott (Hydros Coastal Solutions, Inc.)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Kathryn Fiorella (University of California - Berkeley)
"Negotiating Resource Access: Sex-for-Fish Exchanges Amidst Declining Fish Catch"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Chichi Liu (City University of Hong Kong)
"Molecular Responses to Hypoxia of Two Sublittoral Nassariid Gastropods: Implications for Their Distributions in Hong Kong Waters"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Melissa Pierce (University of Connecticut)
"Relationships Among the Microbiomes of Bivalve Shellfish, Marine Snow, and Aggregate-Free Seawater"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Olubunmi Nubi (Nigerian Institute for Oceanography)
"Effective Solid Waste Management: A Solution to the Menace Marine Littler Poses on Coastal Communities. A Case Study of Lagos, Nigeria"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Beyond Graduate School Career Panel|
|Mentors & Discussion Leaders: Karen Kidd (University of New Brunswick), Dale Griffin (US Geological Survey), and Troy Scott (Hydros Coastal Solutions, Inc.)|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by R13ES024077 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.