CC&E Spring 2017 Seminar Series – Hunting Microbes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

 This Friday, February 3, 2017 the College of the Coast & Environment will be hosting Dr. Cameron Thrash from the Department of Biology,
LSU. Dr. Thrash’s topic for the seminar will be “Hunting microbes in the northern Gulf of Mexico.” Please join us in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium for this very informative talk.

Abstract
Hunting microbes in the northern Gulf of Mexico
Dr. Cameron Thrash

Aquatic microorganisms occupy central roles in biogeochemical cycling and response to both natural and anthropogenic perturbation. However, naturally occurring microbial assemblages and the function of individual community members have been comparably understudied in the northern Gulf of Mexico and other connected ecosystems like the Mississippi River. This talk summarizes efforts in the Thrash lab to understand the community ecology, biogeochemical function, and life history of microorganisms native to this region, including in coastal estuarine systems, the dead zone, and the Mississippi River.

Lunch will be provided immediately following the seminar in the conference room next to the auditorium.

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Where: Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
LSU Energy, Coast, and Environment Building