Event Date: November 2, 2017
Event Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Shelby Auditorium

Seminars set up by University Programs faculty cover a variety of topics throughout the year. Students on and off campus are invited to attend to learn more about what is happening in the marine science community. Topics include oysters, restoration, hypoxia, and more. The majority of seminars are streamed live and archived to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab YouTube channel.

Title: Building a Blue Technology Economy in the Northern Gulf

Dr. Monty Graham is the Director of the School of Ocean Science & Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi, where he is also a Professor of Marine Science.

Previous to this, he was the Chair of USM’s Marine Science Department at Stennis Space Center. He served a Senior Marine Scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama before moving to USM.

Dr. Graham is a biological oceanographer with a specialization in gelatinous plankton. Though his interest in ‘jellies’ is broad, ranging from physiology of individuals to global patterns of populations, his primary research explores the causes and consequences of jellyfish variability in heavily fished ecosystems.

Dr. Graham serves as a Board representative and is the past Chair of the Gulf of Mexico University Research Collaborative, serves on the Board of Trustees for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, is an Advisory Board Member for the National Academy if Sciences’ Gulf Research Program and is a member representative for Southeastern Universities Research Association and the Northern Gulf Institute.

Dr. Graham also participated as University President’s representative on Governor’s GoCoast2020. He received his undergraduate degree in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His Masters and Doctorate were granted from the University of California-Santa Cruz. His post-doctoral work was conducted at UC-Santa Barbara.

Watch seminar live at disl.org/seminar