Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminar

Fish out of water: a marine scientist's journey through urban environmental planning
Dr. Ian Kroll, Egis

March 23, 2023
4:00pm-5:00pm in HSCI-102

Ian Kroll

Dr. Ian Kroll received his Ph.D. in Marine Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied the impacts of estuarine connectivity on commercial fishery stocks. He then was awarded the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship to explore aquatic infrastructure resiliency and organism passage policy with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Following a few years of government work, Dr. Kroll moved back to the west coast to pursue a more applied approach to natural resource management and begin his environmental consulting career. As an environmental planner, Dr. Kroll has developed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documentation to support a wide-variety of infrastructure projects including high-speed, light-, and commuter rail transit; renewable energy; and interstate highway systems.

The Seminar Series is a unique opportunity for students to learn about new developments in biology and what biologists do after they graduate. Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach, the weekly meetings invite guests from universities, research laboratories, and industry to present and discuss current topics in biology. All students are encouraged to attend.

Seminar Coordinator

For information and suggestions about our Seminar Series, please contact the seminar coordinator:

Dr. Houng-Wei Tsai


The following schedule is for Spring 2023.

Seminar Schedule
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
March 23, 2023 Fish out of water: a marine scientist's journey through urban environmental planning Dr. Ian Kroll, Egis
April 6, 2023 Faith, trust, and a little bit of neutrophil dust - examining the role of neutrophil-derived extracellular vesicles Dr. Mallary Greenlee-Wacker, Cal Poly SLO
April 13, 2023 TBA TBA
April 20, 2023 TBA Dr. Mindy Engevik, Medical University of South Carolina
April 27, 2023 TBA Dr. Liz Miller, UC San Diego
May 4, 2023 TBA TBA

Previous Seminars

Previous Seminars from this Semester
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
March 16, 2023 Cooperation and Competition for Xanthan Gum in Gut Microbiomes Dr. Matthew Ostrowski, University of Michigan
March 9, 2023 Monitoring for management: An ecosystem function-based approach to estuarine assessment Dr. Jan Walker, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
March 2, 2023 What’s in a Host? The Impacts of Environmental Stress and Pollution on Host-Microbe Systems Dr. Rachel Diner, UC San Diego
February 23, 2023 Functional Morphology of Fin Rays in (Weird) Fishes Dr. Natalia Taft, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
February 2, 2023 Here Today-Gone Tomorrow: A Global Perspective of Seasonal Wetlands Dr. Jamie Kneitel, CSU Sacramento

The Seminar Series Archive has topics from previous semesters.