Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Science for Community Leaders Poster Session Update!

Be there or B2
Show-off Your Research to Community Leaders at CERF 2011

Holly Greening, CERF 2011 Conference Co-Chair
Bob Chamberlain, CERF Conference Communications Chair

You are cordially invited to attend
Science for Community Leaders Special Poster Session
CERF 2011
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Tuesday evening, 8 November 2011

New at CERF 2011, Science for Community Leaders (SCL) will provide a venue to encourage interaction between our conference attendees, the Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences membership, and other community leaders. Community leaders will be invited to talk with our conference attendees in an informal social setting, which will be contained within the main poster hall. Invitations will also be sent to other local and regional leaders (nearby National Estuarine Research Reserve directors, National Seashore director, Florida Water Management officials, college presidents, etc).

Be there! (whether presenting an SCL poster or not)
While the invitees would be initially welcomed at the special poster area, they would also be encouraged to view posters throughout the poster hall and talk to all of the presenters available that evening. So, even if you are not participating directly in the special poster session, we encourage you to show-off your research when the community leaders tour the poster hall.

Community Leaders in Daytona Beach have spoken…
Topics of interest identified by local community leaders and the CERF conference team include:
  • Invasive species and how to control them
  • Macro (drift) algae: nuisance, important habitat, and control
  • Coastal erosion and methods for control
  • Possibility of a tsunami
  • Diminishing seafood
  • Is seafood safe?
  • Hurricanes
  • Urbanizing coastlines
  • Conflicting uses for freshwater (public supply and environment)
  • Climate change effects
  • Impacts to human resources from sea level rise (global, regional, and examples of local response planning)
  • Sea level rise effects on wetlands and shallow submerged resources
  • Impacts of the BP oil spill
  • Monitoring programs to determine impacts from BP and future oil spills
  • Water quality regulations (what has been their benefit…why and where do we need more)
  • Making links between nutrient loading and potential impacts
  • Existing assessment programs, and proposed solutions for nutrient reduction
  • State and federal programs for financial and planning assistance to address: sea level rise, nutrient reduction, and other estuarine resource protection efforts

Don’t miss this opportunity to reach out to community leaders and share the cutting-edge of coastal and estuarine science, found only at CERF 2011.

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