The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is excited to host a Google+ Hangout on Air on January 20th at 7pm EST that will allow competing students to “Ask an Expert” all their questions on the 2015 competition theme of “Our Changing Ocean: Science for Strong Coastal Communities.”
We hope competing students will come to the Hangout with their questions on coastal resilience as they prepare for their 2016 regional competitions. Experts from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences and Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment Marine Lab will be providing the answers. Learn more about these experts:
Grant Murray is an Associate Professor of Marine Policy in the Department of Marine Science and Conservation at Duke University. His research involves the combination of elements from both natural and social sciences, and has focused on locations around the world. His research interests include: interdisciplinary marine environmental history; the relationship between local knowledge, resource management and social-ecological outcomes; governance issues and social impacts related to aquaculture; the impacts of regulatory and other changes on fishing communities; the environmental and social impacts of tourism; and community-based management of protected areas.
Antonio B. Rodriguez is a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences and has been working there since 2005. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1994 with a BA in Geology and Rice University in May 1999 with a Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics. After graduation, he stayed at Rice as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (May 1999 to January 2000) and Lecturer (January to July 2000). In August 2000, he moved to the University of Alabama, Department of Geological Sciences as an Assistant Professor and left in 2005 as a College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board Faculty Fellow and the George Lindahl Fellow. His research is on estuarine evolution and he examines anthropogenic and climate impacts on bayhead-delta, bay, marsh, oyster-reef, and beach environments along the northern Gulf of Mexico and southern Atlantic Coast.
Dr. Joel Fodrie is an Assistant Professor of fisheries oceanography and ecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studies the population dynamics of fishes and shellfish. He has conducted research along all three major US coastlines, as well as in the Baltic Sea and around the Galápagos Islands. Dr. Fodrie earned his PhD in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2000-2006; University of California, San Diego) and was a post-doctoral researcher at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2006-2009; Dauphin Island, Alabama). He has contributed 43 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and manuscripts that explore mechanisms of population variability for fishery species. These articles appear in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, BioScience, Global Change Biology, Limnology & Oceanography, Ecology, and Ecological Applications.
Details on how to join this Hangout:
January 20th, 7PM EST
If you have a Google account (.gmail email account), please log in and join the Hangout on Google+ through this link: Google+ Event page. On the right hand side of the screen you will have access to a Q&A box in which to enter your questions. Please note, if you are not logged in to your Google account, or are joining from a mobile device, you will be able to see the questions, but not enter one yourself.
If you DO NOT have a Google account, please follow the Hangout through the NOSB’s general You Tube page or the event YouTube page. You may enter any questions in the comments box. A NOSB staff member will add any questions submitted through the comment box to the Hangout. Once “on air” the YouTube page