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New publication on coastal wetland loss and restoration from our SNAPP Coastal Restoration working group!
Check out our new publication in Frontiers in Marine Science: "Voluntary Restoration: Mitigation's Silent Partner in the Quest to Reverse Coastal Wetland Loss in the USA"
This work is a product of our Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) Coastal Restoration Working Group.
Check out this great video created by my collaborator Dr. Carter Smith and videographer Mary Lide Parker on living shorelines:
For centuries, humans have been building walls to hold back the sea, but new research shows that creating structures with nature, instead of against it, can enhance coastal sustainability and resilience to storms. This video discusses recent research funded by the North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License Fund.
Check it out: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/rec.12992
We have a new paper out in JEMBE:
Interspecific and intraspecific interactions between fiddler crabs Minuca pugnax (mud fiddler) and Leptuca pugilator (sand fiddler) influence species' burrowing behavior
Check it out!
ECU Coastal Faculty Collaborates Across Disciplines and Universities to Evaluate Shoreline Resilience after Hurricane Florence and Beyond
Nice article by the ECU Coastal Studies Institute about our shoreline resilience research in collaboration with the UNCW CES Lab!
Congratulations to Sarah Donaher for becoming the 2019 NC Coastal Research Fellow!
Sarah will be conducting a study this summer to determine if filter-feeding bivalves (hard clams) can facilitate seagrass recovery from disturbance and enhance overall habitat resiliency. Read more about her fellowship project here:
Gittman Lab Master's student Emory Wellman was one of ten graduate students to receive the Ecological Society of America's 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA). As a GSPA recipient, Wellman traveled to Washington, DC in March 2019 to receive policy and communications training and meet with congressional policymakers on Capitol Hill, discussing with them the importance of federal support for the National Science Foundation. Wellman met with the staff of Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and Congressman G.K. Butterfield, emphasizing her own experience receiving NSF funding and the ways in which robust support of biological and ecological sciences benefits the state of North Carolina. Wellman hopes to apply the lessons learned during this trip in future interactions with policy makers at the state and local level, especially those meetings relate to her own research.
Check out this great article by Rowan Jacobsen featuring Gittman lab members and collaborators on living shorelines in Scientific American!