Day 1 Presentations

An audience of more than 300 applauds speakers as they present research and restoration efforts in Jamaica Bay and discuss the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on its ecosystem and watershed.  More than 20 speakers presented on the first of the two day symposium.
An audience of more than 300 applauds speakers as they present research and restoration efforts in Jamaica Bay and discuss the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on its ecosystem and watershed.  More than 20 speakers presented on the first day of the two day symposium.

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Day One Presentations
Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society
Kristen Van Hooreweghe, Professor, Department of Sociology / Environmental Studies, Potsdam State University of New York
Erika Svendsen, Social Scientist, US Forest Service & Gillian Baine, Strategic Programs Director, NYC Urban Field Station
Dan Mundy Jr., Vice President, Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers & Don Riepe, Director, American Littoral Society Northeast Chapter
Brett F. Branco, Assistant Professor, Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center, Brooklyn College
Chris Pickerell, Director and Habitat Restoration Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Marine Program
Gregg J. Rivara, Aquaculture Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Marine Program
John McLaughlin, Director, Office of Ecological Services, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Ted Brown, Water Resources Engineer, Biohabitats
Keith Mahoney, Division Chief of Regulatory Planning, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Christopher Gobler, Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University
Citywide Wastewater Infrastructure Climate Risk Assessment and Adaptation
Pinar Balci, Director, Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
NYC Salt and Tidal Marsh Vulnerability Assessment – A Framework for Prioritizing Restoration and Protection Needs
Marit Larson, Director of Wetlands and Riparian Restoration, NYC Parks & Recreation
Coastal Geomorphological Evolution at Plumb Beach: Sediment Budget and Management
Norbert Psuty, Director of Sandy Hook Cooperative Research Programs of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
Storm Surge Adaptation Modeling
Philip Orton, Research Scientist, Stevens Institute of Technology
The Bright Side of Sandy: Shorebirds, Habitat and Hurricanes on National Park Serivce Rockaway Beaches
Hanem Abouelezz, Biologist, National Park Service
Coastal Restoration - Example Partnering Efforts (Past, Present, Future)
Peter Weppler, Supervisory Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Restoration - Marsh updates (coming soon)
Patricia Rafferty, Coastal Ecologist, National Park Service and James C. Lynch, Biologist, National Park Service
Gerritsen and White Island updates (coming soon)
Michael Feller, Chief Naturalist for Natural Resources Group, NYC Parks & Recreation
Protecting communities – Howard Beach (coming soon)
Bill Ulfelder, New York Executive Director, Nature Conservancy
Click here for Day 2 Presentations

Last updated: May 9, 2018

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