GERS Fall 2016
November 3 - 5, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn, Pensacola Beach, FL
The theme of the Fall 2016 meeting is Connections across the Gulf Coast: Wetlands to Watersheds and Waterways. The meeting will highlight interconnections among wetlands, estuarine and coastal habitats by bringing together scientists, researchers and students from universities, agencies, research labs and other organizations across the Gulf coast and its watersheds.
GERS and SWS promote student and young professional development and networking. The meeting includes workshops, fieldtrips, and contributed paper and poster sessions on varied estuarine topics. Student awards for best graduate and undergraduate oral and poster presentations will be presented.
Local hosts: Mike Murrell, Janet Nestlerode, Darrin Dantin, Jane Caffrey
GERS is pleased to announce two outstanding plenary speakers for the meeting: Dr. Beth Middleton of the Wetlands Center, US Geological Survey, and Dr. John W. Day from Louisiana State University. See their biographies and presentation titles.
Student Presentation Awards
The Gulf Estuarine Research Society (GERS) awards student presenters for the best oral and poster presentations. Typically separate awards are given for oral and poster presentations. The judging process provides valuable feedback on presentation quality, and may advance professional development. Receipt of an award is an important recognition, and can assist with applications to graduate schools or procuring employment.
We encourage non-student participants to serve as judges for student presentations. The judging of student oral presentations and posters is a vital service to the Society and to our future professionals in estuarine science and management. Judges should strive to provide students with honest, constructive feedback which serves to identify areas of achievement and improvement. Should you have any comments regarding student judging or wish to participate please contact Zack Darnell.