After Hours Lectures


Mud, Glorious Mud

VIMS professor Dr. Steven Kuehl highlights the transport of river-borne sediment from mountain source to ocean sink, its importance to the global carbon-dioxide cycle, and the changes wrought by human activity. Along the journey, he spins tales of land-surface modifications, construction and removal of river dams, sinking of river deltas, and downstream impacts on the marine environment.

Applying Marine Science to Regulatory Realities

Emily Hein, Assistant Director for Advisory Services at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, discusses how VIMS' science-based recommendations are used by regulators to inform decisions on projects ranging from backyard erosion, to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project, to oil spill response. Learn about VIMS' unique role in advising the Commonwealth of Virginia on matters related to marine science.

Chesapeake Bay Water Quality: Short-Term Forecasts to Long-Term Trends

VIMS professor Dr. Marjy Friedrichs and grad student Fei Da explore how ocean acidification, low oxygen levels, and other water-quality issues affect Bay health. They also discuss tools for studying these parameters, and share where you can find short-term forecasts of salinity, oxygen, and pH for the Chesapeake Bay.