CESD faculty Andrew Altieri and PhD student Sara Swaminathan have a new paper out in Trends in Ecology & Evolution: Resilience of Tropical Ecosystems to Ocean Deoxygenation. Altieri and co-authors suggest that a community and ecosystems perspective that integrates knowledge… Read More
Christine Angelini, Ph.D., an associate professor of environmental engineering sciences, worked with a talented, international team to boost marsh and seagrass restoration success by mimicking emergent traits of coastal plants.
Sydney Williams, an environmental engineering sciences doctoral student, was accepted to the Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship Program and received funding by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management to research the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research… Read More
From April 11th-14th, CESD Assistant Professor Maitane Olabarrieta hosted an “Estuary Day Workshop.” The workshop had over 30 attendees from 10 countries. It began in Gainesville and ended in St. Augustine.
Cha-ching! Oxygen is the universal currency on coral reefs, and the reef community is divided into the “haves” and “have nots”, and the “givers” and “the takers”. That is the message of a new review paper by Hannah Nelson and… Read More
The Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics (CESD) program brings together students and faculty with interests in coastal hydrodynamics, geo-mechanics, and ecology. The goal is to advance fundamental science, provide solutions for resilient coastal communities, and train the next generation of scientists and engineers to succeed in academic and non-academic careers.
With nearly 40% of the world’s population living within 100 kilometers of the coast, understanding the dynamics of coastal ecosystems is critical to ensure the resilience of human and natural coastal communities. As coastal ecosystems sit at the interface between marine and terrestrial environments, their structure and stability are driven by complex interactions among hydrodynamic forces, geotechnical properties of natural and man-made substrates, and organisms that biogenically build coastal reefs and wetlands. Thus, advancing knowledge of these systems and developing solutions for sustaining natural and built coastal environments requires multi-disciplinary research.
Students trained in this specialization will be prepared to pursue academic and industry careers in the fields of coastal, environmental, and geotechnical engineering, as well as complementary engineering disciplines, such as mechanics, structures, ecology, environmental science, geology, natural resource management and coastal resilience, depending on their individual interests.
Are you interested in modeling estuarine ecosystem responses to climate change? Do you ask questions about coastal resilience, conservation, and the Blue Economy? TAMUG @AggiesByTheSea has a new postdoc program – contact us to inquire about developing a proposal with our team! https://twitter.com/SharkBioFishSci/status/1334954361122852868
#postdoc Opportunity: We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to develop integrative ecosystem models working with @SharkBioFishSci @MarshDispatch @MasamiFujiwara4 and Dr. Highfield. Please note Jan 3 deadline for full consideration. Full details here: https://bit.ly/3oiTfJ8
Please share! I am recruiting a student to work on the 2021 National Wetland Condition Assessment. Assistantship includes stipend, tuition & benefits. Applicants should send CV and brief statement to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th, 2021. Details and app instrux below! #Wetlands
The 2021 @msuesapprentice program is now open! Come gain real-world experience helping communities plan for sea level rise! Open to junior/senior undergrads, paid ($$), 10 weeks during summer 2021. Applications are due Feb 14th! #jobfairy #recruitment http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/topic-pdfs/Undergraduate%20Apprenticeship%20Program/helping-communities-plan-for-sea-level-rise.pdf