Where to find Science Collaborative projects at CERF 2019

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October 2019

    Many members of the NERRS community will be attending the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference in Mobile, Alabama from November 3-7, 2019. To help people connect, we've provided a list of presentations, workshops and special sessions related to NERRS Science Collaborative projects.

    Visit the conference website for the detailed agenda and database application.

    SUNDAY, November 3

    Workshop | The next step with R: Data management, graphics, and functions
    (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 201B)

    • Kim Cressman, Grand Bay NERR | Project
    MONDAY, November 4

    Oral Session | Innovative approaches for estuarine/watershed data analysis, mining, and visualization
    Reproducible workflows for understanding and illustrating Surface Elevation Table data
    (2:23 PM - 2:30 PM, 202B)

    • Kim CressmanGrand Bay NERRProject

    Poster Session | Exploring interdisciplinary and collaborative sea-level rise research for coastal adaptation
    Determining Suitability of Sediments for Rebuilding Drowned Coastal Wetlands
    (4:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Exhibit Hall)

    • Presenter | Kirk RaperAcademy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
    • PI | Kenneth RaposaNarragansett Bay NERR | Project
    TUESDAY, November 5

    Oral Session | Exploring interdisciplinary and collaborative sea-level rise research for coastal adaptation 
    Role of Vegetation in Reducing Coastal Flooding Vulnerability due to Sea Level Rise and Storms
    (8:45 AM - 9:00 AM, 201B)

    • Peter ShengUniversity of FloridaProject
    Oral Session | Exploring interdisciplinary and collaborative sea-level rise research for coastal adaptation
    Synthesizing NERR sentinel site data to improve coastal wetland management across New England
    (9:00 AM - 9:15 AM, 201B)
    • Presenter | Christopher PeterGreat Bay NERR
    • PI | David BurdickUniversity of New Hampshire | Project
    Special Session | Living shorelines and marsh nature-based infrastructure: lessons learned
    • Co-Convener | Eric SparksMississippi State University; MS-AL Sea Grant

    Evaluating the impacts of large-scale breakwaters on fringing marshes in high wave energy environments
    (8:45 AM - 9:00 AM, 204B)

    • Presenter | Sara Martin, Mississippi State University; MS-AL Sea Grant
    • PI | Eric SparksMississippi State University; MS-AL Sea Grant | Project
    Maximizing living shoreline designs for runoff pollution filtration: lessons learned from multi-year projects
    (1:45 PM - 2:00 PM, 204B)
    • Presenter | Just Cebrian, Northern Gulf Institute, Mississippi State University
    • PI | Scott Phipps, Weeks Bay NERR | Project
    Evaluating living shorelines to inform regulatory decision-making in South Carolina, USA
    (3:00 PM - 3:15 PM, 204B)
    • Presenter | Andrew TweelSouth Carolina Department of Natural Resources 
    • PI | Denise Sanger, South Carolina Department of Natural Rsources | Project
    Transforming bulkheads and eroding sedimentary shorelines into healthy living shorelines
    (3:15 PM - 3:30 PM, 204B)
    • Presenter | Jamie Amato, University of South Alabama
    • PI | Eric SparksMississippi State University; MS-AL Sea Grant | Project
    Special Session | Incorporating molecular ecology tools into coastal and estuarine monitoring programs
    • Co-Convener | Alison WattsUniversity of New Hampshire
    Applying eDNA Methods for Assessment and Management of Estuarine Systems in the NERRS
    (1:00 PM - 1:15 PM, 203B)
    • Alison WattsUniversity of New Hampshire | Project

    Developing eDNA tools to map and monitor shifts in salt marsh mosquito populations
    (3:00 PM - 3:15 PM, 203B)

    • Richard LathropRutgers University | Project
    Detecting diadromous fish with eDNA: A comparison between ddPCR and metabarcoding
    (3:30 PM - 3:45 PM, 203B)
    • Presenter | Jessica Haskins, University of New Hampshire
    • PI | Alison WattsUniversity of New Hampshire | Project
    Augmenting Biological Monitoring with eDNA Metabarcoding Methods
    (3:45 PM - 4:00 PM, 203B)
    • Presenter | Devin Thomas, University of New Hampshire
    • PI | Alison WattsUniversity of New Hampshire | Project
    WEDNESDAY, November 6  

    Oral Session | Outreach and engagement of our estuaries, coasts, and oceans
    Our Wastewater Footprint: Enhancing water quality through science transfer
    (10:30 AM - 10:45 AM, 203B)

    • Presenter | Toni ThomasonDauphin Island Sea Lab 
    • PI | Ruth CarmichaelDauphin Island Sea Lab; University of South AlabamaProject

    Oral Session | Microbial source tracking in wet weather
    Tracking human fecal sources in an urban, coastal watershed during wet weather
    (1:00 PM - 1:15 PM, 201A)

    • Presenter | Joshua Steele, SCCWRP
    • PI | Rachel Noble, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill | Project

    Poster Session | Responsive, relevant, ready: new directions in coastal science and modeling
    Performance of Low-cost Wave Gauges Compared to Commercial Gauges
    (4:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Exhibit Hall)

    • Presenter | Matthew VirdenMississippi State University
    • PI | Eric SparksMississippi State University; MS-AL Sea Grant | Project
    Poster Session | Solutions-based science to support coastal environmental management: approaches and challenges
    Spatial variation in oyster population sustainability within a Florida estuary: implications for management and restoration
    (4:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Exhibit Hall)
    • J. Wilson White, Oregon State University | Project
    Thursday, November 7  
    Special Session | Solutions-based science to support coastal environmental management: approaches and challenges
    (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 204B)
    • Co-Convener | Dwight Trueblood,  NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    • Co-Convener | Elizabeth Darrow, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    Reflections from eight years of collaborative science in coastal Alabama
    (8:15 AM - 8:30 AM, 204B)
    • Eric Sparks, Mississippi State University; MS-AL Sea Grant | Project

    Building an oyster filtration model from the ground up
    (9:00 AM - 9:15 AM, 204B)

    • Presenter | Jessica KinsellaUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington
    • PI | Elizabeth DarrowUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington | Project
    Challenges and Opportunities for Sustaining Southeastern US Coastal Wetlands and Oyster Reefs
    (10:45 AM - 11:00 AM, 204B)
    • Christine Angelini, University of Florida | Project
    Bringing Wetlands to Market: Lessons learned from fine years of collaborative research in coastal wetlands
    (11:00 AM - 11:15 AM, 204B)
    • Presenter | Meagan GonneeaU.S. Geological Survey
    • PI | Tonna-Marie Surgeon-RogersWaquoit Bay NERR | Project

    High stakes: Decision support for oyster mariculture within an estuarine reserve
    (1:15 PM - 1:30 PM, 204B)

    • Elizabeth DarrowUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington | Project

    Interdisciplinary lessons from a decade of solutions-based science in the NERRS
    (3:00 PM - 3:15 PM, 204B)

    • Christine FeurtWells NERR | Projects
    Using satellites and supercomputers to assess wetland degradation and address coastal management needs
    (4:15 PM - 4:30 PM, 204B)
    • Presenter | Matthew McCarthyUniversity of South Florida
    • PI | Frank Muller-KargerUniversity of South Florida | Project
    Oral Session | Coastal sediment transport processes
    Impacts of dam removals on sediment supply, transport, and deposition in the Hudson River estuary
    (3:00 PM - 3:15 PM, 202B)
    • David RalstonWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | Project
    Oral Session | Identifying restoration priorities and evaluating socio-ecological benefits at multiple scales
    Linking science, ecosystem services, and economic valuation to prioritize and communicate mangrove restoration goals
    (8:30 AM - 8:45 AM, 203A)
    • Presenter | Brita Jessen, Rookery Bay NERR
    • PI | Lydia Olander, Duke University | Project
    Oral Session | Education partnerships in coastal and marine science
    How NOAA Fellows Are Driving the Future of Coastal Management
    (10:15 AM - 10:30 AM, 203B)
    • Presenter | Melissa LaddLynker, on contract to NOAA Office for Coastal Management​​​​​​​
    • Co-Author | Dwight TruebloodNOAA Office for Coastal Management | Davidson Fellowship