Check out the incredible speakers at our symposium.
The GTM Research Reserve will hold its annual symposium on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. This year’s theme is “Working Waters.” GTM staff and visiting scientists will present the data and research they have conducted on the Reserve and discuss how it relates to the waters. Project topics include living shorelines, water quality, recent storms, oyster restoration efforts and threats, salt marsh restoration efforts and their impacts on foraging birds, and a status of nesting sea turtles.
J. Silas Tanner, Effects of oyster harvesting on shell availability in the Matanzas River, northeast Florida
Dr. Timothy Pusack, Demographic rates of the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) with the advancing threat of Crown Conch (Melongena corona) in the Matanzas River
Cheryl Mannel, The effect of Spartina alterniflora Harvest Intensity on Recover in Donor Marsh
Sean Sharp, Are foraging birds enhancing salt marsh resilience to vegetation dieback?
Dr. Christine Angelini, Reengineering living shorelines to halt erosion and restore coastal habitat functioning in high-energy environments
Shannon Dunnigan, Short-term variability in water quality and weather as an effect of tropical cyclone events in the southeastern United States
Dr. Len Balthis, Information and Assessment Tools to Support Management and Research Priorities in the GTM Research Reserve
Scott Eastman, Evaluation of the long-term spatiotemporal patterns of marine nesting turtles and reproductive success on an undeveloped beach in northeast Florida
Dr. Ed McGinley, Comparison of the nearshore and nekton fish communities in the Matanzas River Estuary
Dr. Maia McGuire, Microplastics, What’s the Big Deal?
We hope to see you there! To register, click here. For more information, call 904-823-4500.