SMSOE Seminar Series

The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering invites you to our monthly seminar series! This series is designed to bring the UNH and local marine communities together to learn, discuss, network and hopefully to develop new ideas and ways to collaborate with partners both on and off campus. Each seminar will include several short talks relating to the seminar's theme, followed by an opportunity for questions and a social. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. The seminars are launched with the following goals in mind:

  • Promote awareness and identity for the SMSOE Community both within and outside of UNH.
  • Build connections both on- and off-campus among UNH researchers, students, educators, stakeholders and others around important topics related to marine and coastal resources.
  • Facilitate discussions that will help focus research and other efforts to effectively address challenges and opportunities facing management of marine and coastal resources.

The event is designed to include one hour of presentations and Q&A followed by a one-hour social.

2018 Spring Seminars

Tern Conservation, Isles of ShoalsTern Conservation, Isles of Shoals

Monday, March 19, 2018

Research at Shoals Marine Laboratory

Located on Appledore Island, six miles offshore in the Isles of Shoals, Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is a seasonal field station that offers direct access to the coastal and marine ecosystems of the Gulf of Maine. For more than fifty years, faculty and visiting scientists have been conducting field-based research and collecting data from unique field sites on/around Appledore Island (terrestrial, intertidal, subtidal, open ocean).

Though SML is best known for its undergraduate courses and research internships, this SMSOE Seminar will highlight on-going research projects being led by UNH faculty and visiting scientists. Come learn more about how the UNH research community can take advantage of SML’s facilities and vessels, and benefit from SML’s interdisciplinary network and opportunities for collaboration!

Featuring the following topics and speakers:

  • Animal Search Behavior: Biological Markets Under the Sea, presented by Dr. Mark Laidre, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
  • Marine Ecological Genomics, presented by Dr. David Plachetzki, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences; School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, UNH
  • Endangered Seabird Recovery and Ecology in the Isles of Shoals, presented by Dr. Jennifer Seavey, Department of Natural Resources, UNH & Cornell; School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, UNH

Monday, March 19, 2018


4:10 - 5:00 pm - Presentations
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Social and Networking
Location: Squamscott Room, Holloway Commons, UNH
Parking: Public Parking is available within walking distance to Holloway Commons. Please visit the UNH Transportation Services webpage for parking locations and campus map. All standard UNH parking fees apply.

Shoals Marine Laboratory

Future Seminars

The SMSOE Seminar Series continues in Fall 2018. Check back in September 2018 for more information.

Past Seminar Topics

Building Ecological Resilience in Estuaries: A NH/ME Case Study of a Global Challenge

Ocean Acoustics: A Sound perspective on ocean dynamics

Seafood and Healthy Great Bay: A Granite State Challenge

Climate Change and the Ocean: Local and Global Impacts