“The Modes of Interdisciplinary Science: Case Studies from the Estuary”

This Friday, April 21, 2017 the College of the Coast & Environment will be hosting Dr. Neil Ganju from USGS Woods Hole for the Spring CC&E Seminar Series. Dr. Ganju’s topic for the seminar will be “The modes of interdisciplinary science: case studies from the estuary.” Please join us in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium for this very informative talk.


A common conception is that interdisciplinary science results from diverse teams of scientists bringing their unique skills to the table. However there is a more interesting mode of interdisciplinary science: individual scientists expanding their interests beyond their training and tackling problems that require a cross-disciplinary approach. In this talk, a few examples from estuarine science are discussed: primary production in San Francisco Bay, hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay, and red tides in Cape Cod. In-progress examples dealing with seagrass recovery and salt marsh stability are shown to illustrate the blending of these modes. The unique challenges of communicating results from these studies to stakeholders is also addressed.

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