August 2019: Very excited about to be a part of this Estuaries and Coasts publication that presents a framework for the evaluation of restoration activities in a watershed using the Tampa Bay estuary as a case study. This work was the result of #OSS2017 data synthesis training at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara, CA.
April 2019: The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has a draft Planning Framework out for public review and comment! The Planning Framework identifies Council priorities that link past and future restoration funding decisions.
June 2018: Excited to have been an author on the EOS Feature article on managing the Mississippi River and its delta.
January 2018: On January 24, 2018 the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council voted to approve the 2017 FPL: Comprehensive Plan and Commitment Support to help Council members receive the necessary funds to enhance collaboration, coordination, public engagement and use of best available science in developing and selecting restoration projects.
November 2017: I am very excited to have been given the new title of “Science Advisor and Coordinator” for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council!
July 2017: I am thrilled to have been selected as a participant for the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis’s (NCEAS) Open Science for Synthesis Gulf Research Program data course!
December 2016: On December 16, 2016, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council voted to approve the Comprehensive Plan Update.
June 2016: I am honored to have been selected to join the staff of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council as an Ecosystem Science Specialist. I am excited to both begin my career as a Federal employee while continuing to work toward coastal restoration in the Gulf of Mexico!!
July 2015: Meet Western sandpiper (WESA) 8CH – first banded on March 1, 2013, and now resighted on Dauphin Island during migration each fall and spring since! Western sandpipers breed in Alaska from the mouth of the Kuskokwim River north to the vicinity of Point Barrow and Camden Bay. WESA 8CH weighs about 1/2 that of your cell phone and he has traveled to and from his Alaskan breeding grounds at least 3 times! Pretty impressive little guy, no? Welcome back 8CH!