2023 Steinbach Visiting Scholars
Dr. Kerri Seger
Applied Ocean Sciences
Applied Ocean Science and Engineering
July 27- 28
Dr. Seger is a bioacoustician, working at the intersection of acoustics, instrumentation, biology, and ecology. Her research focuses on marine mammal acoustics, and previous projects include establishing a passive acoustic monitoring station off the Pacific coast of Columbia while she was teaching at the Universidad Pontificia Javeriana as a Fulbright Scholar.
July 27: Institution-wide seminar at 3:00 p.m. in Redfield Auditorium followed by a networking barbecue
July 28: Department-wide seminar at 3:00pm in Clark 507
July 28: Informal Q&A for students at 12:00pm in Clark 509
Dr. Daniel Ibarra
Marine Geology and Geophysics
August 22- 24
Dr. Ibarra is a terrestrial biogeochemist and paleoclimatologist, studying the water and carbon cycles with biogeochemical tracers. He is also one of the founders of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Geoscience (AAPIG), a group dedicated to building community for Asian American and Pacific Islander geoscientists.
August 22: Institution-wide seminar at 3:00 p.m. in Redfield Auditorium followed by a networking barbecue.
August 23: Department-wide seminar at 11:30am in Clark 507
August 24: Informal Q&A for students at 12:30pm in Clark 509.
Dr. Phoebe Lam
University of California, Santa Cruz
Dr. Lam is a “marine particle geochemist” interested in the role that marine particles play in the biogeochemical cycling of major and minor elements in the ocean such as carbon, iron, and other trace elements. This includes the factors affecting the efficiency of the biological carbon pump; the past and current role of iron in stimulating primary production; the chemical speciation and bioavailability of marine particulate iron; the role of major particle composition on particle export (the ballast hypothesis) and on trace metal scavenging; and much more! She is actively involved in the International GEOTRACES program, which is greatly expanding their understanding of the cycling of trace elements in the ocean, and revealing new questions about the role of particles every day.
Sept. 12: Institution-wide seminar at 2:45 p.m. in Redfield Auditorium followed by a networking barbecue
Sept. 13: Department-wide seminar at 10:15a.m. in Clark 507
Sept. 14: Informal Q&A for students at 12:00pm in Clark 509