May 10, 12pm ET: SE CASC Science Seminar on Research for Adaptation Planning at Gulf Islands National Seashore

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Join us for our Spring virtual science seminar series highlighting SE CASC funded projects supporting resource management actions across the Southeast. Each month a SE CASC researcher will provide an overview of their work and the management implications of their research findings.

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Prioritizing and Implementing Research for Adaptation Planning at Gulf Islands National Seashore

Dr. Erin Seekamp, North Carolina State University and Mr. James Flocks, USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
May 10, 2022 | 12 PM ET
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Gulf Islands National Seashore, Santa Rosa Island. Credit: Alan Cressler

Webinar Overview:
This presentation will provide an overview of sediment budget research and data needs that can enhance the National Park Service’s efforts to conserve the islands’ natural resources, cultural resources, and the facilities and infrastructure that support both conservation and visitor use of those resources. Key budget research and data needs were identified during a 2020 workshop series with diverse regional stakeholders (i.e., federal, state, and regional governmental agencies and non-governmental and academic researchers), who also assessed the importance and urgency of thematically group research and data needs. Additionally, the presentation will provide an update on recent USGS-led research projects focusing on coastal change and sediment transport processes at the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Learn more about the speakers:
Erin Seekamp, Ph.D. is a Professor and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (PRTM) at NC State University. Her research program uses participatory social science methodologies to build climate readiness in coastal communities and advance climate adaptation planning for cultural resources.

 

James Flocks is a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Geology of Coastal Margins team. His research focuses on the geologic framework of coastal environments, sediment transport processes, and providing scientific support for coastal management decisions.