The presentations are listed according to their order on the program. PDF versions of the presentations are available, as provided by the speakers.
Monday, December 5
Morning Session: A Look at Tidal Creek Functions and Impacts – Research Perspectives
Moderator: Barbara Doll, North Carolina Sea Grant
- Tidal creeks: What are they and what ecosystem services do they provide? Fred Holland – (retired), Former Director, Hollings Marine Laboratory, NOAA. [download]
- Eutrophication and fecal microbial pollution of tidal creeks. Michael Mallin, Center for Marine Science, UNC Wilmington. [download]
- The impact of coastal development on tidal creek ecosystem health. Denise Sanger, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, and Center of Excellence in Oceans and Human Health at the Hollings Marine Laboratory. [download]
- Transport and retention in tidal creeks and surrounding marshes. Jack Blanton, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. [download]
- Forecasting the future of coastal wetlands. James Morris, Belle W Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences, University of South Carolina.
- The importance of tidal creeks in the lives and livelihoods of coastal communities. Charles Seabrook, author of “The World of the Salt Marsh.”
Afternoon Session: A Look at Tidal Creek Management: Current Focus and Future Needs.
Moderator: Gloria Putnam, North Carolina Sea Grant
- Perspectives on state management programs related to tidal creeks. James Gregson, N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality; Barbara Neale and David Chestnut, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and Environmental Quality Control, respectively; and Kelly O’Rourke, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Management Program. [download]
- Federal regulatory programs for protecting and restoring tidal creeks. Pace Wilber, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA. [download]
- Case Study #1: Applying new stormwater management approaches to tidal creeks in Beaufort County, S.C. Dan Ahern, Beaufort County Stormwater Manager. [download]
- Case Study #2: Linking GIS tools with water quality modeling to develop management options for the Lockwoods Folly River in coastal North Carolina. Jason Doll, Moffatt and Nichol Break. [download]
- Case Study #3: Integrating low impact development in watershed management strategies to reduce bacteria pollution in impaired coastal waters: The grey to blue experience. Phil Prete, Environmental Planner, City of Wilmington. [download]
- Case Study #4: The protection of Chatham County’s natural resources: Lessons learned. Jackie Jackson Teel, Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission. [download]
Tuesday, December 6
Morning Session: Potential Strategies for Tidal Creeks Research and Management and Future Directions
Moderator: David Bryant, Georgia Sea Grant
- Watershed, land-use and stormwater influence on tidal creeks. Dan Hitchcock, The Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology, Clemson University. [download]
- Economic incentives for sustainable development in sensitive tidal environments. Warren Kriesel, University of Georgia. [download]
- Strategic restoration designs can maximize ecosystem services in tidal marshes. Mike Burchell, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Dept., NC State University. [download]
- Tampa Bay tidal tributary research and restoration initiatives. Ed Sherwood, Tampa Bay Estuary Program. [download]
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