University Programs’ Seminar Series highlights current and ongoing research by visiting researchers, along with DISL faculty and students. The seminars are open to the community and can be attended in person or via zoom. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about what is happening in the marine science community.

Seminars are usually held on Fridays at 12 p.m. CST in the Richard C. Shelby Center for Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management Building on the Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus.

Next Seminar

Ryan Roseburrough

Date: Friday, October 6

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Seminar Title: Prospectus- Reverse Weathering Using Lithium and Silicon

Speaker: Ryan Roseburrough, Ph.D. student, Krause Lab

Zoom Link

Seminar Summary:

My project combines the methodologies and knowledge of trace metal geochemistry and primary production biology to study the process of reverse weathering in coastal Louisiana. Reverse weathering is a sedimentary geochemical process that naturally releases carbon dioxide while precipitating and burying dissolved Silicon and metals, and thus can be an important global climate regulator. The focus of my work is to incorporate Lithium, which is non-biologically and non-redox active, as a tracer for reverse weathering reactions because sedimentary Silicon signals are difficult to interpret.

Ryan Roseburrough Bio:

I am a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Krause lab. Coming directly from my bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from Spring Hill College, I am currently working on a similar project to my Summer 2019 REU project at DISL where I was mentored by Dr. Shaun Wang.

Upcoming seminars

  • Friday, October 20 - Brian Roberts, LUMCON
  • Friday, October 27 - Ann Ojeda, Auburn University
  • Friday, November 3 - Dev Rao, DISL
  • Friday, November 10 - Sheila Kitchen, Texas A&M
  • Friday, November 17 - Katie Fiorella, Cornell University
  • Friday, December 1 - Kristina Mojica, USM/Stennis
  • Friday, December 8 - Ellie Flaum, Stanford
  • Friday December 15 - Rob Condon, Young Scientists Academy

Past Seminars

Some seminars are archived on the Dauphin Island Sea Lab YouTube Channel.










  • January 22 - Joel Fodrie, UNC, Chapel Hill - Landscape Effects on the Fisheries Ecology and Ecosystem-service Delivery of a Temperate Estuary.
  • February 5 - Dr. Lee Smee, Texas A&M Univ. Corpus Christi - The World is my Oyster: Predator-Prey Interactions, Chemical Cues, and Genetic Diversity on Oyster Reef’
  • February 26 - Dr. Jeff Morris, University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • March 5 - Dr. Christopher Anderson, Auburn University
  • March 12 - Dr. Patty Sobecky, University of Alabama
  • March 16 - Dr. Richard B. Anderson, FIT
  • April 2 - Dr. Chuck Amsler, University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • May 21 – Dr. Bill Dennison, UMCES


  • November 6 - Dr. Eric Peatman, Auburn University – “Fitting Mobile-Tensaw Delta Bass into the Black Bass Puzzle: New Molecular Tools and New Insights”
  • November 21 - Dr. Mark Butler, Old Dominion University – “Lobster Tales: Homelessness, Pestilence & Alien Encounters"
  • December 4 - Dr. Ari Daniel, Independent Science Reporter & Producer - “Carving Story out of Science”