2016 Science Workshop

The goal of the science workshop is to review current knowledge of the ecology, population dynamics, and habitat needs of beach-nesting bird and turtle species at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.


Monday, September 26, 2016

8:00-8:30 am           Registration
8:30-8:50 am           Welcome and Introductions
8:50-9:20 am           Status of Nesting Wildlife on Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches
9:20-10:30 am         Piping Plovers Biology, Monitoring, and Management
10:30-10:45 am       Break
10:45-11:30 am       Oystercatcher Biology, Monitoring, and Management
11:30-12:00 pm       Colonial Waterbird Biology, Monitoring, and Management
12:00-1:00 pm         Lunch on your own
1:00-1:35 pm           Sea Turtle Biology, Monitoring, and Management
1:35-2:05 pm           Coastal Geology and Sea Level Rise
2:05-2:50 pm           Human Dimensions: Visitor Management at Cape Hatteras National Seashore
2:50-3:00 pm           Break
3:00-3:30 pm           Gaps in Biology of the Species and Research Priorities
3:30-4:00 pm           Gaps in Monitoring and Management and Research Priorities
4:00-4:15 pm           Gaps in Changes in Coastal Geography and Geology and Research Priorities
4:15-4:35 pm           National Park Service Research Activities
4:35-4:50 pm           Gaps in Human Dimensions and Research Priorities
4:50-5:20 pm           Future Research and Monitoring Programs
5:20-5:50 pm           Public Comment
5:50-6:00 pm           Wrap Up and Next Steps
6:00 pm                   Session Ends

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

8:30-8:45 am           Registration
9:00-9:15 am           Welcome and Introductions
9:15-11:30 am         Panel Deliberation on Discussion Questions
11:30-12:00 pm       Public Comment
12:00 pm                 Session Ends