Meet the Scientist
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coastal Studies Institute offered a monthly virtual community program that allowed viewers to get to know some of the world-class coastal scientists at ECU and among our partner institutions. “Meet the Scientist” gave us the opportunity to introduce you to the people behind the science being done along our shores and across the world.
Each month an interview conducted by Dean Reide Corbett was live-streamed to our Youtube Channel where it is now archived for later viewing. Audience members were given the opportunity to ask questions via the live chatbox.
“Meet the Scientist” Schedule
November 11, 2020: April Blakeslee
In the first installment of this series, Dean Corbett will interview ECU Assistant Professor of Biology and 2019 ECU ICP Coastal Fellow April Blakeslee. Blakeslee will share her research on “zombie crabs” and host-parasite relationships found in coastal systems such as those in North Carolina.
January 28, 2021: Mike Muglia
In the second installment of this series, Dean Corbett will interview Dr. Mike Muglia, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Coastal Studies at ECU. Dr. Muglia will share his research on the Gulf Stream and his work on the possibility of using it as a renewable energy resource as part of the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Research Program.
February 25, 2021: Lindsay Dubbs
In the third installment of this series, Dean Corbett will interview Dr. Lindsay Dubbs, Associate Scientist at the Coastal Studies Institute and Associate Director of the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP). Dr. Dubbs will highlight her research as a biogeochemist and ecosystem ecologist for CSI and the ecosystem characterization work that she has conducted in the Gulf Stream for the NCROEP. Dubbs will also share her interest in pelagic Sargassum and its roles in habitat provision, productivity, and nutrient cycling in the marine environment.
March 25, 2021: Jim Morley
April 29, 2021: David Lagomasino
In the fifth installment of this series, Dean Corbett will interview Dr. David Lagomasino, Assistant Scientist at Coastal Studies Institute and ECU Assistant Professor in the Department of Coastal Studies. Dr. David Lagomasino uses Earth-observing satellites to make sense of when, where, why, and how coastal areas are changing around the world. During the interview, he will share how his studies can provide crucial information that helps inform better decisions about how to conserve, restore, and protect coastlines.