June 16, 2014
The Saco Science Symposium took place June 16 at the Decary Café Function Rooms 1 & 2 Function Rooms on UNE's Biddeford Campus.
Welcome & Introductions of Attendees - 9:00
Dr. Christine Feurt
Sustainability Science on the Saco Estuary - 9:15
Dr. Edward Bilsky, UNE Vice President for Research and Scholarship
Tidal marshes of the Saco - Are they important to protect? - 9:25
What is the history of land use in shoreland zone adjacent to marshes?
Do Saco Estuary marshes have room to move as sea level rises?
Dr. Pamela Morgan, Department of Environmental Studies
Status and transport of the invasive Phragmites australis in the Saco Estuary - 9:55
Michele Slater, Department of Marine Science
Discussion of management and policy implications of wetland research - 10:05
The Saco River Estuary food web - 10:20
Dr. Carrie Byron, Department of Marine Science
Snails, worms and flies: Invertebrate life in the tidal flats and low marshes of the Saco River Estuary - 10:30
Dr. Anna L. Bass, Department of Marine Science
Assessment of the bird community using the Saco River's tidal marshes - 10:40
Dr. Noah Perlut, Department of Environmental Studies
Discussion of food web, invertebrate and bird research - 11:00
Fringing marshes of the Saco River Estuary support high nekton diversity - 11:20
Dr. Kristin Wilson, Research Director, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
Diadromous fish assemblage assessment in the Saco River Estuary - 11:40
Kayla Smith, Department of Marine Sciences
Discussion of fish research 12:00
Development and water quality in the Saco River Watershed - 1:20
Dr. Stephan Zeeman, Department of Marine Sciences
Discussion of water quality research - 1:40
Sustaining the Saco through science-based policy and stewardship - 2:00
Does the Saco Estuary system warrant special protection?
What are priorities for continued research?
Dr. Christine Feurt, Department of Environmental Studies and Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve