Scientific Program Co-Chairs: John Largier, email@example.com and Skyli McAfee, firstname.lastname@example.org
CERF 2013 in San Diego is taking on a new shape: four provocative plenary sessions on topical and controversial themes will give rise to a series of both invited and contributed sessions on those themes, creating ‘meetings within a meeting.’
Research Emphasis: Marine ecology of nearshore environments; estuarine food webs; impacts of freshwater withdrawal on coastal systems; models of estuarine flushing times; biological characteristics and fate of suspended sediments in estuaries; human impacts in the coastal zone; interactions between science and policy.
Coastal and Estuarine Science News (CESN) is an electronic newsletter that serves as a companion to the journal Estuaries and Coasts. It was launched by the Estuarine Research Federation (ERF) Board in 2003 to strengthen the link between science and management in coastal systems. Each issue of CESN provides a brief summary of journal articles, chosen specifically for their strong implication for management of coastal areas.
1982, Ph.D., Harvard University, Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
M.S., University of New Hampshire, Earth Sciences
B.S., Skidmore, Biology
The Plan: The idea of stimulating the oceanic biological pump via increased primary production with the aim of ultimately increasing carbon sequestration as a means to offset climate change is not new. What is relatively new in the “prime the pump” schemes is the plan to use urea for this fertilization. Most carbon sequestration plans heretofore have suggested iron enrichment (e.g., Martin 1990), or direct injection of CO2 at depth.
NOAA's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research/ Coastal Ocean Program (CSCOR/COP) sponsors competitive research programs that provide scientific information, tools, and predictive capabilities to assist decision makers in meeting the challenges of managing our Nation's coastal resources (www.cop.noaa.gov). The following represents recent program activities.