Fourteen GCRL staff members made presentations
at the 2012 Bays & Bayous Symposium in Biloxi, MS
The symposium’s theme was “Finding a Common Currency: Natural Resource Economics, Ecology and Culture. GCRL presentations included nine oral presentations and three poster presentations. Topics included scientific research results related to the function of artificial reefs, hypoxia, runoff and rainwater effects, and habit use by hatchery raised striped bass. Other presentations addressed education-related topics such as hurricane resiliency and debris-free seas.
Presenters from the Lab: Kelsey Burns • Kevin S. Dillon • Jennifer Green • Elizabeth Jones • Jill Hendon • Jessie Kastler • Michael R. Lowe • Viviana Mazzei • Paul Mickle • Rebecca Mathias • Larry Nicholson • Mark S. Peterson • Chet Rakocinski • Chris Snyder
Chris Snyder, Director of the GCRL Marine Education Center, also serves on the symposium’s organizing committee. GCRL also had a booth showcasing the offerings available for graduate study and opportunities at the Marine Education Center.
The symposium was held on November 14-15, 2012 and drew more than 350 attendees from across the region. The biennial event provides brings scientists together with representatives of industry, government, and the public to address issues related to the Mississippi and Alabama coast, including the economic importance of coastal waters, educational programs and habitat restoration.
Complete list of topics and presenters with presentation abstracts