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Marsh Dieback Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

 

INTRODUCTION

8:30 - 8:45   Welcome - Merryl Alber (Georgia Coastal Research Council)

8:45 - 9:15   Georgia Marsh Dieback Overview - Jill Huntington (Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division)

9:15 - 9:45   Louisiana Marsh Dieback Overview - Karen McKee (U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center)

9:45 - 10:00  [Coffee Break]

ASSESSING INITIAL IMPACT

10:00 - 11:00   Remote Sensing - Chris Wells (U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center), Andrew Beall (Univ. of New Orleans), Karen Payne (Univ. of Georgia Marine Extension Service)

CAUSATION

11:00 - 12:00   Weather, Hydrology, Elevation - Erick Swenson (Louisiana State Univ.), Christopher Swarzenski (U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division), David Stooksbury (Georgia State Climatologist, Univ. of Georgia)

12:00 - 1:00    [Lunch]  

1:00 - 2:30    Soil Effects, Plant/Soil Interactions - Irving Mendelssohn (Louisiana State Univ.), Robert Gambrell (Louisiana State Univ.), Merryl Alber (Univ. of Georgia), James Morris (Univ. of South Carolina), Robert Twilley (Univ. of Louisiana)   

2:30 - 3:15    Fungal Pathogens - Raymond Schneider (Louisiana State Univ.), David Porter (Univ. of Georgia)  

3:15 - 4:00    Herbivores - Brian Silliman (Brown Univ.), Chandra Franklin (Savannah State Univ.)

WORKING GROUPS   

4:00 - 5:30    Discussion and Synthesis
Wednesday, February 4, 2004 RESTORATION   

8:00 - 9:10    Recovery and Restoration - Carla Curran (Savannah State Univ.), Thomas Michot (U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center), Michael Materne (Louisiana State Univ.)MODELING   

9:10 - 9:30    Modeling - Robert Twilley (Univ. of Louisiana) PARTNERSHIPS   

9:30 - 10:15   Partnerships - Len Bahr (Louisiana Governor's Office of Coastal Activities), Greg Grandy (Louisiana Dept. of Natural Resources), Dorset Hurley (Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve)

GROUP PRESENTATIONS

10:15 - 11:00  Groups finish presentations
11:00 - 12:00  Final Presentations
12:00 - 12:30  Wrap-up
12:30 - 2:00   Lunch    

3:00 - 5:00   Public Information Meeting (some Georgia workshop participants met with local stakeholders).


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