The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Cooperative Science Center (ECSC) mission is to train a new generation of environmental scientists in NOAA-related sciences, particularly from under-represented minority groups, and to develop the natural and social science tools for integrated assessments of ecosystem health in support of coastal environmental decision making…read more about the ECSC
The ECSC's Forecasting & Modeling Lead, Dr. Paul Montagna (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) will be at Florida A&M University on May 22nd to give a seminar entitled "Understanding and Managing Dewatering of Estuaries Using Ecohydrology Tools" from 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST. This seminar will also be available via Blackboard Collaborate and can be viewed at:
Florida A&M Ph.D. student Kim Tucker was awarded a competitive equipment and travel grant from Fluid Imaging Technologies. The grant was open to graduate students and senior undergraduates who were studying marine or freshwater ecosystems, with a particular focus on microorganisms. The terms of her award includes use of the FlowCAM VS-IV equipment for a period of up to four months, on-site training or training at FIT headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine and complete travel support to the 2014 ASLO/Ocean Sciences Winter meeting.
ECSC Co-PI Dr. Christopher Heckscher is leading a team of scientists who are studying the potential impacts of climate change on St. George Island, Florida. Since St. George Island is an essential stopover for many species of neotropical migratory birds, Dr. Heckscher and his team are focused on learning more about the migrant songbird community. In collaboration with Megan Lamb (ECSC Coordinator of Research Programs/Services) his team includes ECSC Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Lori Lester and two ECSC M.S. students, Mariamar Gutierrez and Alan Kneidel. To find more about their experiences, visit their Forgotten Coast Bird Blog!