ARLC Science in the Seashore Symposium 2017

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Seventh Annual Science in the Seashore Symposium
September 14, 2017

Cape Cod National Seashore's Atlantic Research and Learning Center will host the seventh annual Science in the Seashore Symposium at the Salt Pond Visitor Center on Thursday, September 14, from 1 to 4:30 PM. This popular program brings together a diverse audience including scientists, educators, resource managers, students, and anyone interested in the technical science of the seashore.

There will be brief and engaging presentations about terns, whip-poor-wills, dragonflies, eelgrass, cranberry bog microbes, blue carbon, horseshoe crabs, seals, and more!

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.

 

2017 Science in the Seashore Symposium Program Thursday, September 14, 1:00 - 4:30 pm

Time Slot

Presenter

Affiliation

Topic

1:00 - 1:10

Kathy Tevyaw

Acting Superintendent, Cape Cod National Seashore

Welcome & Introduction

1:10 - 1:20

Nita Tallent, Ph.D.

Chief of Natural Resources, Cape Cod National Seashore

Atlantic Research & Learning Center Program Introduction

1:20 – 1:40

Jeffrey Spendelow, Ph.D.

U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

The Critical Importance of Staging Areas at Cape Cod National Seashore to Endangered Roseate Terns

1:40 – 2:00

Chris Buelow

Massachuestts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program

Status of Whip-poor-Will in Massachusetts

2:00 – 2:20

Beverly Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor of Geology, Bates College

Evidence for increasing sedimentary sulfide concentrations in eelgrass beds from Pleasant Bay

2:20 – 2:35

Break for Refreshments and Conversation

2:35 – 2:55

Scott Soby, Ph.D.

Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Midwestern University

Microbial Populations of Wild Cranberry Bogs in the Cape Cod National Seashore

2:55 – 3:15

Blair Nikula

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts Audubon Society

Odonate Surveys in Cape Cod National Seashore

3:15 – 3:35

Meagan Eagle Gonneea, Ph.D.

U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Bringing Wetlands to Market

3:35 – 3:50

Break for Refreshments and Conversation

3:50 – 4:10

Michael Long

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Massachusetts Audubon Society

Over a decade of horseshoe crab studies on the Outer Cape – What have we learned?

4:10 - 4:30

Elizabeth Josephson

National Marine Fisheries Service

Assessing abundance, distribution, and other characteristics of New England gray and harbor seal populations via aerial surveys

Financial support provided by Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore

 

Last updated: September 12, 2017

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