Defense/Proposal Presentations

DFO PhD Proposal Defense

"Minimizing Variability in Bottom Trawl Survey Abundance Estimates"

 Candidate Philip Politis
 Advisor Pingguo He
Date & Time 1:30 pm, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Location SMAST I, Room 108
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

 


DFO PhD Dissertation Defense

"Observing Fish Behavior and Evaluating Gear Designs to Reduce Bycatch of Small Mesh Trawl Fisheries in New England"

 Candidate Shannon Michael Bayse
 Advisor Pingguo He
Date & Time 9:00 am, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

 


DFO PhD Dissertation Defense

"Long- and Short-Term Oceanic Response to Atmospheric Forcing over the Gulf of Maine and New England Shelf"

 Candidate Yunfang Sun
 Advisor Changsheng Chen
Date & Time 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

 


DFO MS Thesis Defense

"Testing of Modified Groundgear to Reduce Capture of Yellowtail Flounder (Limanda ferruginea) and Sub-legal Atlantic Cod (Gadas morhua) in the Georges Bank Multispecies Otter Trawl Fishery"

Candidate Corey Endres
Advisor Pingguo He
Date & Time 11:00 am, Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Location SMAST II, Room 157
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DFO MS Thesis Defense

"Measuring the Performance of the Northeastern United States Research Set Aside Programs"

Candidate Erin K. Adams
Advisor Daniel Georgianna
Date & Time 10:00 am, Thursday, June 26, 2014
Location SMAST II, Room 157
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DEOS/Physics PhD Dissertation Defense

"The importance of near-inertial motions for the Arabian Sea and the southeastern Pacific"

 Candidate Sudip Majumder
 Advisor Amit Tandon
Date & Time 12:30 pm, Friday, May 30, 2014
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DFO PhD Dissertation Defense

"Development and simulation testing of a spatially explicit tag-integrated model with application to yellowtail flounder off New England"

 Candidate Daniel R. Goethel
 Advisor Steven Cadrin
Date & Time 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 10, 2014
Location SMAST II, Room 158
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

 


DEOS PhD Dissertation Defense

"On observations of high frequency acoustic scattering from ocean salinity microstructure"

 Candidate Marcos Sastre
 Advisor Louis Goodman
Date & Time 10:00 am, Thursday, April 3, 2014
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DFO PhD Proposal Defense

"A high resolution model for the assessment of tidal energy resources and evaluation of enviornmental impacts"

 Candidate Aradea Hakim
 Advisor Geoffrey Cowles
Date & Time 2:00 pm, Monday, March 24, 2014
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

 


DFO PhD Proposal Defense

"Effects of marine protected areas and environmental conditions on the abundance, distribution, and biological interactions of echinoderms on Georges Bank"

 Candidate Judith M. Rosellon Druker
 Advisor Kevin Stokesbury
Date & Time 9:00 am, Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Location SMAST II, Room 158
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

 


DFO PhD Dissertation Defense

"Impact of the second seasonal spawn on reproduction, recruitment, population, and life history of the northern bay scallop, Argopecten irradians irradians (Lamarck, 1819)"

 Candidate Valerie A. Hall
 Advisor Steven Cadrin
Date & Time 10:00 am, Friday, January 31, 2014
Location SMAST II, Room 158
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

 


DEOS PhD Dissertation Defense

"Linkages between sea level rise, changes in tidal inlet and wetland response"

 Candidate Camille David
 Advisor Brian Howes
Date & Time 10:00 am, Monday, January 6, 2014
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DEOS PhD Dissertation Defense

"Seasonal nitrate drawdown, potential new production and export production for waters off the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) region"

 Candidate Marco Pedulli
 Advisor James Bisagni
Date & Time 2:00 pm, Friday, December 6, 2013
Location SMAST II, Room 158
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DFO PhD Proposal Defense

"Evaluating ecosystem-based management strategies against the current single-stock approach"

 Candidate Sean Lucey
 Advisor Steve Cadrin
Date & Time 9:00 am, Friday, December 6, 2013
Location SMAST II, Room 158
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DFO PhD Dissertation Defense

"Seasonal movements, spawning habitats and larval dispersal of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) in the Gulf Of Maine"

 Candidate Gregory DeCelles
 Advisor Steven Cadrin
Date & Time 1:00 pm, Monday, November 25, 2013
Location SMAST II, Room 158
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DFO PhD Proposal Defense

"Long and short-term oceanic response to atmospheric forcing over the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank and New England Shelf"

 Candidate Yunfang Sun
 Advisor Changsheng Chen
Date & Time 10:00 am, Monday, November 25, 2013
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DFO PhD Proposal Defense

"Observing fish behavior and evaluating gear designs to reduce bycatch of small mesh trawl fisheries in New England"

 Candidate Shannon Bayse
 Advisor Pingguo He
Date & Time 1:00 pm, Friday, November 22, 2013
Location SMAST II, Room 157
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DEOS PhD Dissertation Defense

"Biogeochemical particle flux, resuspension and deposition in the western Gulf of Maine"

 Candidate Kazuhiro Hayashi
 Advisor Cynthia H. Pilskaln
Date & Time 9:00 am, Friday, November 22, 2013
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DFO MS Thesis Defense

"Quantifying connectivity in Buzzards Bay with application to the study of recruitment variability in the bay scallop Argopecten irradians"

Candidate Chang Liu
Advisor Geoff Cowles
Date & Time 10:00 am, Monday, October 7, 2013
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DEOS MS Thesis Defense

"A continuous-flow IRMS method for high precision determination of dissolved gas ratios and isotopic composition"

 Candidate Chawalit Charoenpong
 Advisor Mark Altabet
Date & Time 9:00 am, Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DFO PhD Dissertation Defense

"The effect of biological and enivonmental factors on Elasmobranch magnetoreception and its application for conservation in beach nets and fishing gears"

 Candidate Craig O'Connell
 Advisor Pingguo He
Date & Time 2:00 pm, Friday, August 23, 2013
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DFO PhD Dissertation Defense

"An incentive-based, collaborative approach to maximize yield by avoiding yellowtail flounder bycatch in the US sea scallop fishery"

 Candidate Cate O'Keefe
 Advisor Kevin Stokesbury
Date & Time 1:00 pm, Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Location SMAST II, Room 158
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DEOS PhD Proposal Defense

"Diatom flux and deposition in the Gulf of Maine: Indicators of seasonal to decadal environmental and production variability"

 Candidate Elissa Ward
 Advisor Cynthia Pilskaln
Date & Time 1:00 pm, Monday, August 19, 2013
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DFO PhD Dissertation Defense

"Modeling the interannual variability in larval retention and survival of haddock, Melanogrammus aeglefinus, on Georges Bank"

 Candidate Jason Boucher
 Advisor Changsheng Chen
Date & Time 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DFO PhD Dissertation Defense

"River herring and American shad at-sea distribution and bycatch in the U.S. Atlantic mid-water trawl fisheries"

 Candidate N. David Bethoney
 Advisor Kevin Stokesbury
Date & Time 2:00 pm, Friday, August 2, 2013
Location SMAST II, Room 157
200 Mill Rd
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DEOS Master's Thesis Defense

"Macroalgal Composition and Accumulation in New England Estuaries"

 Candidate Kaitlyn Campbell Shaw
 Advisor Brian Howes
Date & Time 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DFO Master's Thesis Defense

"The Atlantic Sea Scallop (Placopecten Magellanicus) Reproductive Cycle in Closed Areas I and II on Georges Bank"

 Candidate Katherine Thompson
 Advisor Kevin Stokesbury
Date & Time 3:00 pm, Monday, April 29, 2013
Location SMAST II, Room 157
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DFO Master's Thesis Defense

"Feeding Ecology of the Smooth Dogfish, Mustelus Canis, in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts"

 Candidate Derek Perry
 Advisor Greg Skomal/Diego Bernal
Date & Time 10:00 am, Monday, April 29, 2013
Location SMAST II, Room 157
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DEOS PhD Dissertation Defense

"Nitrogen Attenuation in Coastal Watersheds: The Effect of Surface Water Ecosystems in Reducing Nitrogen during Transport from Watershed Sources to Estuarine Receiving Waters"

 Candidate Roland Samimy
 Advisor Brian Howes
Date & Time 1:00 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

DFO PhD Proposal Presentation

"Spawning Behavior, Seasonal Movements, and Population Structure of Atlantic Cod Gadus Morhua in the Gulf of Maine"

 Candidate Douglas Zemeckis
 Advisor Steve Cadrin
Date & Time 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2013
Location SMAST II, Room 157
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DFO PhD Dissertation Defense

"Aspects of the Fisheries Ecology of Juvenile Sand Tiger Sharks (Carcharias Taurus) in the Western North Atlantic"

 Candidate Jeff Kneebone
 Advisor Diego Bernal
Date & Time 9:30 am, Friday, December 7, 2012
Location SMAST II, Room 158
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DFO Master's Thesis Defense

"Testing of Modified Otter Trawl Groundgear to Reduce the Catch of Juvenile American Plaice"

 Candidate Sally A. Roman
 Advisor Steve Cadrin
Date & Time 10:00 am, Monday, December 3, 2012
Location SMAST II, Room 157
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DEOS PhD Proposal Presentation

"Mixing, Spreading and Turbulence in the Merrimack River Plume"

 Candidate Georgia Kakoulaki
 Advisor Daniel MacDonald
Date & Time 9:00 am, Friday, November 9, 2012
Location SMAST II, Room 158
200 Mill Road
Fairhaven, MA 02719

DFO PhD Proposal Presentation

"Trophic Interactions and PSP Toxin Transport in Marine Food Chains during Harmful Algal Blooms of Alexandrium Fundyense"

 Candidate Christian M. Petitpas
 Advisor Jefferson T. Turner
Date & Time 12:00 pm, Friday, November 9, 2012
Location SMAST I, Room 204
706 S. Rodney French Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02744

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