Conservation Science
Northeast Region

Science Seminar Series

May 2015

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1. Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Viewable online and in the USFWS Northeast Regional Office Large Auditorium

Title: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Overview

Presenters: Roselle Henn, Deputy Director of the USACE National Planning Center for Storm Risk Management; Amy Guise, Chief, Planning Division, Baltimore District (Chief, NACCS); Dave Robbins, Project Manager (NACCS), Planning Division, Baltimore District; Tomma Barnes, Ph.D., Biologist (Environmental Lead NACCS), Pittsburgh District; Kelly Burks-Copes, Ph.D., Ecologist (Natural and Nature-based features), USACE Engineer Research and Development Center

Abstract: USACE presenters will provide an overview of the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) and its various products. This includes a presentation of the primary components of the USACE environmental and cultural resources report along with the Engineer Research and Development Center report on the Use of Natural and Nature-Based Features for Coastal Resilience. Presentations will be followed by a discussion with webinar participants to address questions about data availability, outcomes and next steps.

To join the online meeting:
Meeting Number – (877)336-1839
Access Code – 5614439
Security Code (if necessary) - 9545

To join the teleconference only:
Meeting Number – (877)336-1839
Access Code – 5614439
Security Code (if necessary) - 9545

Live captioning is available at:
http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=USFWS


Streaming video recording

2. Date: Monday, May 18, 2015, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EDT. Viewable online.

Title: "Interactive effects of climate change with nutrients, mercury, and freshwater acidification on key taxa in the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative region”

Presenter: Fred Pinkney, Environmental Contaminants Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, Annapolis, MD

Abstract: The interactive effects of climate change and contaminants were evaluated in an international workshop in 2011. A multidisciplinary team applied the workshop concepts to identify key stressors in the North Atlantic LCC region. Using a case study approach, I present our findings on three stressors with sufficient North Atlantic LCC region–specific information for an informed discussion. I describe climate change interactions with a contaminant (mercury), and two complex environmental phenomena—eutrophication and freshwater acidification. I also discuss taxa case studies of direct and indirect effects of climate change on amphibians and freshwater mussels. Finally, I present research needs for each of the case studies.

To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!):
1. Go to https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=m187756f606441a8527d65b81546df3b4
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Pinkney_5-18
4. Click "Join".

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To join the teleconference only:
Teleconference Number: 866-762-5634
Leader Passcode: 4958152
Participant Passcode: 5866227

Live captioning is available at http://www.bit.ly/R5CAPTIONS


Norbert Psuty


Streaming video recording

3. Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015, noon to 1 p.m. EDT. Viewable online.

Title: A Perspective on Coastal Geomorphological Monitoring: Lessons Learned

Presenters: Norb Psuty and Andrea Spahn, Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

Norbert P. Psuty is Director, Sandy Hook Cooperative Programs, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, stationed at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. His research focuses on the dynamics of the coastal zone, incorporating process-response modeling of the beach and dunes, beach erosion and deposition, and barrier island dynamics and the ecological system that it represents including barrier island displacement and the spatial shifts of the ecological systems with sediment loss and sea level rise. His interests extend to estuarine sedimentation and geomorphology. He is currently Project Leader of the shoreline monitoring effort for the Division of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region; for the monitoring program in the Northeast Coastal Barrier Network of the National Park Service; and the coastal monitoring in the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (New Jersey).

Abstract: This presentation will cover conceptual basis for coastal monitoring and provide guidance regarding issues encountered thus far, including: constraints regarding 1-D collection, importance of verification, vectors of change; options and opportunities, seasonal versus event; 2-D data sets, variables and dimensions; expansion of 2-D in areas of special concern, using the GPS Controller; and 3-D protocol. As time permits, we will discuss the generation of a regional geodatabase and application of the local and regional vectors of change.

To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!):
1. Go to https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=mec03d786b753ace7615839ce533b978f
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Psuty_5-21
4. Click "Join".

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://mmancusa.webex.com/mmancusa/j.php?MTID=mb52e6e571013155bf8cb4ea02a5ce81d

To join the teleconference only:
Teleconference Number: 866-762-5634
Leader Passcode: 4958152
Participant Passcode: 5866227

Live captioning is available at http://www.bit.ly/R5CAPTIONS


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