Actionable Science in the Gulf of Mexico Seminar Series

Through the summer and fall of 2020, project teams who received funding from the NOAA RESTORE Science Program in 2017 presented their results as a OneNOAA Science Seminar Series, entitled Actionable Science in the Gulf of Mexico. A total of fifteen research teams were awarded $16.7 million to support work on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. You can watch all of their recorded presentations below.

June 4, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET – Lessons Learned from the Gulf of Mexico Living Shorelines Suitability Models and Decision Support Tool (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. Chris Boyd, Troy University, and Dr. Cynthia Meyer, Bureau of Reclamation

June 10, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET – Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea Virginica) as Retrospective Bioindicators of Trace Metal Contamination (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. Ruth Carmichael, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, University of South Alabama

June 25, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET – Thinking About Oyster Resources as a Portfolio of Ecosystem Services (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. Dan Petrolia, Mississippi State University

June 30, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET – Gulf-wide assessment of habitat use and habitat-specific production estimates of nekton in turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. Kelly Darnell, University of Southern Mississippi

July 8, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET – Integrating weather surveillance radar data with habitat and bird metrics to more effectively manage migratory songbirds along the northern Gulf of Mexico (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. T.J. Zenzal, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey

July 23, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET – Effects of nitrogen sources and plankton food-web dynamics on habitat quality for the larvae of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. Michael Stukel, Florida State University

July 30, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET – The Trophic Ecology and Habitat of the Endangered Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera edeni) (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. Lance Garrison, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

September 3, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET – Expanding Alabama’s Real-time Coastal Observing System for coastal management applications (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. Brian Dzwonkowski, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, University of South Alabama

September 15, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET  – A Web-Based Interactive Decision-Support Tool for Adaptation of Coastal Urban and Natural Ecosystems (ACUNE) in Southwest Florida (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. Peter Sheng, University of Florida

October 1, 2020, 2 – 3 PM ET – Linking habitat to recruitment: evaluating the importance of pelagic Sargassum to fisheries management in the Gulf of Mexico (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. Frank Hernandez,University of Southern Mississippi

October 7, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET – Ecosystem Modeling to Improve Fisheries Management in the Gulf of Mexico (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. David Chagaris, University of Florida, and Dr. Igal Berenshtein, University of Miami

October 28, 2020, 12 – 1 PM ET – Linking community and food-web approaches to restoration: An ecological assessment of created and natural marshes influenced by river diversions (Watch the recorded presentation)
Presenter: Dr. Michael Polito, Louisiana State University

To learn about other seminars presented by the OneNOAA Seminar Series sign up for announcements from the series or visit the OneNOAA Seminar Series website.