2023 UMass Intercampus Marine Science Research Symposium

Wednesday, March 22

9:00 am – Poster Set-up,  Coffee and Light breakfast

9:30 am – Welcome to SMAST – Dean and Graduate Program Director

9:45 am – Plenary Speaker IAndrew Allyn – (UMass Amherst), “Can we predict species distributions? Understanding the relationship between species distribution model prediction skill and novel environmental conditions”

10:10 am – Plenary speaker IIMark Borrelli – (UMass Boston), “Seafloor Mapping in Extreme Shallow Waters: Platforms, Instruments, Data Needs and Utility “

10:35 am – Break

10:45 am – Lightning Talks – Sessions: Estuarine & Ocean Chemistry, Species Distribution/Selectivity, Estuarine & Ocean Technology

12:00 noon – Lunch and Posters

12:45 pm – Plenary Speaker III – David Coe (UMass Lowell), “Investigating Climate Connections: Using Regional Daily Weather Types and AI to Understand Variability in Timing of the Seasons in the Northeast U.S”

13:10 pm – Plenary Speaker IV – Debra Duarte (UMass Dartmouth), “Review of Methodologies for Detecting an Observer Effect in Commercial Fisheries Data”

14:00 pm – Lightning Talks – Ocean Physics and Stock Assessment/Fishery Management

14:45 pm – Break + Posters

15:45 pm – Closing Remarks and Awards