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.

Presentations include:

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.