Smith, D., Herbert, E., Li, F., Widney, S., Desha, J., Schubauer-Berigan, J.P., Pennings, S.C., Angelini, C., Medeiros, P.M., Byers, J., Alber, M. and Craft, C.B. 2016. Poster: Seawater Addition Long Term Experiment (SALTEx). SEERS 2016 Spring Meeting, March 10-12, 2016, Bluffton, South Carolina.
Silliman, B.R., Schrack, E., He, Q., Cope, R., Santoni, A., van der Heide, T., Jacobi, R. and van de Koppel, J. 2015. Facilitation shifts paradigms and can amplify coastal restoration efforts. PNAS. 112(46):14295 - 14300. (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1515297112)
Angelini, C. 2014. FOUNDATION SPECIES AS DRIVERS OF ECOSYSTEM STRUCTURE, MULTIFUNCTIONALITY, AND RESILIENCE. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 164 pages.
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05/23/2016 – Research News
The GCE techs have installed groundwater wells in the upland experiment, which is designed to test the hypothesis that the flow of groundwater from the upland into the high marsh is important for high marsh function and structure. They have collected two sets of data, which show downward flow in the upland, and lateral flow from upland to marsh (no surprises there). The next step is to get precise elevation data for all the wells, at which point we'll be able to see if any of the plots show unusual flow patterns. Once we're satisfied we know what is going on in the plots in their present condition, we'll start the experimental treatments. Probably that will happen in the fall.(contact Steve Pennings for additional information)
05/11/2016 – Announcement
We've had quite a few recent alligator sitings on Sapelo. This past week we found a gator hanging out beneath the GCE-LTER truck (see photos #1 and 2). No worries though -- Jacob and Jason were able to get it safely back into the water (photo #3). Tim Montgomerey also came upon a gator hanging out by our new marsh organ (photo #4).
Please pay attention before you sample, and you might want to also check beneath your vehicle before you drive!
(Attached file: Gators.pdf, 2967kb)(contact Merryl Alber for additional information)
03/28/2016 – Seminar
John Wares will present a seminar entitled "Sickle cell sea stars by the seashore" at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on April 8, 2016, at 11:00AM. Broadcast will also be available to UGA Marine Sciences in the Conference Room (Room 261).
(keep reading)(contact Wade Sheldon for additional information)
03/18/2016 – Conference News
Dontrece Smith presented a poster describing the GCE-LTER Seawater Addition Long Term Experiment (SALTEx) at the SEERS 2016 Spring Meeting in Bluffton, SC last week. The conference included a plenary session on 'Climate Change and the Future of Southeastern Coastal Habitats: A Naturalist’s Perspective' presented by Christopher Marsh and a special session on Sea Level Rise and Estuaries in the Southeast.
(keep reading)(contact Dontrece Smith for additional information)
02/28/2016 – Seminar
Chris Craft presented the talk "Environmental gradients, ecosystem services and disturbance: The life and times of coastal wetlands" to the Biology Department at Florida International University, Miami, on Febrary 22. Hosted by PhD student Ben Wilson, Chris presented recent results from the SALTEx experiment. He also visited the saltwater intrusion experiment established by the Florida Coastal Ecosystems LTER in Everglades National Park. All in all, it was a fun trip. (contact Chris Craft for additional information)
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