ARLC Science in the Seashore Symposium 2016

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Sixth Annual Science in the Seashore Symposium
August 25, 2016

The Atlantic Research and Learning Center at Cape Cod National Seashore will host the sixth annual Science in the Seashore Symposium at the Salt Pond Visitor Center on Thursday, August 25, from 1 to 4 PM. This popular program features a diverse group of scientists and scholars sharing the natural and cultural research projects they are conducting within the seashore. The Science in the Seashore Symposium is a great opportunity for the public to learn about the science of the Cape Cod National Seashore from the scientists in the field.

There will be brief and engaging presentations about climate change, shellfish and horseshoe crabs, organic landscape management, Lyme disease, modern houses and more. See the agenda below.

The Atlantic Research and Learning Center is one of nineteen research and learning centers in the National Park Service. Research and learning centers are places where science and education come together to preserve, protect, and encourage understanding of park resources.

Financial assistance for the symposium is provided by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, the national seashore's official fundraising partner. The symposium is free and open to the public.

IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421.

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Schedule of Presentations

  • 1:00 - George E. Price, Jr. (CCNS Superintendent) & Nita Tallent, Ph.D. (CCNS Chief of Natural Resources) - Welcome & Introduction
  • 1:10 - Sophia Fox, Ph.D. - Atlantic Research and Learning Center at Cape Cod National Seashore - ARLC Program Introduction
  • 1:20 - Chip Osborne - Osborne Organics - Embracing alternative protocols and products in the highly managed landscape
  • 1:35 - Stephen Smith, Ph.D. - Plant Ecologist, Cape Cod National Seashore - Climate change and Cape Cod: recent trends in important ecological variables and predictions of future conditions
  • 1:50 - Wendy Blay Puryear, Ph.D. - Research Scientist at MIT - Seals, seabirds, and influenza: expanding our understanding of disease ecology
  • 2:05 - Owen Nichols - Nickerson Fellow / Center for Coastal Studies - Shellfish and Horseshoe Crab Larval Flux in East Harbor: A Pilot Study.
  • 2:20 - Nickerson Committee - The Important Role of the Nickerson Fellowship in Scientific Research at Cape Cod National Seasthore
  • 2:35 - Break for Centennial Cake and Conversation
  • 3:00 - Howard Ginsberg, Ph.D. - USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Rhode Island Field Station, University of Rhode Island - Why Lyme disease is common in Massachusetts, but rare in the southern U.S.
  • 3:15 - Christopher M. Beagan - Historical Landscape Architect - National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation - More than just little boxes on the seashore: Preserving modern house landscapes on Cape Cod
  • 3:30 - Kevin D. Kroeger, Ph.D. - USGS Woods Hole Coastal &Marine Science Center - Blue Carbon at the Cape Cod National Seashore: Can We Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Wetland Restoration?
  • 3:45 - Open Question Period
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Last updated: August 3, 2017

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