University of South Florida

USF College of Marine Science


Watch the Fall 2023 CMS Faculty Seminar

CMS faculty group shot. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Dr.Yonggang Liu, Dr. Don Chambers, Dr. Gary Mitchum, Dr. Kendra Daly, Dr. Margaret Mars Brisbin, Dr. Brad Rosenheim, Dr. Mya Breibart, and Dr. Chuanmin Hu.

Written by: Jess Van Vaerenbergh, USF CMS graduate student

On the first Friday of the fall semester, seven faculty members took center stage to present their latest research to the College of Marine Science community.

This year’s seminar marked the commencement of an exciting and promising academic year for CMS. The talks encompassed a broad range of research topics from around the world, offering captivating insights that illuminated the passion CMS faculty hold for understanding our ocean systems through innovative research. Mya Breitbart's research dove into the mass die-off of the long-spined sea urchins in the Caribbean and along Florida's East Coast. Brad Rosenheim shared his research on the West Antarctic shelf. Watch the recorded presentations to learn more about some of the ongoing research at CMS.

Annual faculty seminars offer an opportunity for students to get to know their professors and peers. The research presentations provide a platform for the CMS community to discuss current research projects within the college. Attendees delve deep into the presented research, ask questions, and discuss their future work.

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Mission Statement

Our blue planet faces a suite of challenges and opportunities for understanding and innovation. Our mission is to advance understanding of the interconnectivity of ocean systems and human-ocean interactions using a cross-disciplinary approach, to empower the next workforce of the blue economy with a world-class education experience, and to share our passion for a healthy environment and science-informed decision-making with community audiences near and far.