2017 Symposium Agenda

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New Hampshire Sea Grant Research Symposium

Welcome - 9:00 - 9:15

Jan Nisbet, UNH Senior Provost for Research
Erik Chapman, Acting Director of N.H. Sea Grant

Completed Projects and Their Research and Engagement Outcomes - 9:15 - 10:20

Features short (6-7 minute) oral presentations focused on research and extension outcomes, importance of outcomes to NH's ecosystems, communities, and economy and insights on connecting research to state and regional needs. Moderated by Stephen Jones, Associate Director and Assistant Director of Research for N.H. Sea Grant.

Gene Expression During Development of Clam Leukemia 
PI: Charles Walker, Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, UNH

What Happens to the Nutrients That Have Accumulated in the Sediments of the Great Bay?
PI: Linda Kalnejais, Assistant Professor of Oceanography, UNH
Presentation by Co-PI's: Diane Foster, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, UNH and Tom Lippmann, Research Associate Professor of Earth Sciences

Analysis and Communications of Flood Damage Cost Avoidance in The Lamprey River Watershed of New Hampshire
PI: Cameron Wake, Research Associate Professor of Climatology and Glaciology, UNH

Diversifying The New England Sea Vegetable Aquaculture industry
PI: Christopher Neefus, Professor of Biological Sciences, UNH 

Climate Adaptation for Road Infrastructure in Coastal New Hampshire
PI: Jo Daniel, Professor of Civil Engineering, UNH

Identification of Endemic Lineages of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Causing Regional Outbreaks and Their Occurrence in New Hampshire Shellfish Waters
PI: Cheryl Whistler, Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, UNH

*Followed by currently funded project:

Improving Assessment of Public Health Risk Associated with Climate Induced Changes in Pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus Abundance
PI: Cheryl Whistler, Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, UNH

Break - 10:20 - 10:35

Current Projects and Their Research and Engagement Outcomes - 10:35 - 11:30

Features short (6-7 minute) oral presentations focused on outlining each projects' research and extension goals and activities. Presenters will share successes and challenges (identified during initial phase of projects) in connnecting research to ecosystems, communities, and economy. Moderated by Stephen Jones.

Biomedical bleeding-induced deficits in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus
PI: Chris Chabot, Biological Sciences, Plymouth State University 
Co-PI: Winsor Watson, Biological Sciences, UNH

Enhancing the rapidly emerging oyster aquaculture industry in New Hampshire
PI: Ray Grizzle, Biological Sciences, UNH
Co-PI: David Berlinsky, Biological Sciences, UNH 

Evaluating biological stock structure of Atlantic cod to inform fishery management
PI: Adrienne Kovach, Natural Resources and the Environment, UNH 

Human and ecological interactions in dune systems: is New Hampshire ready to build resilient coasts?
PI: Gregg Moore, Biological Sciences, UNH

Capitalizing on digital tools to expand environmental literacy around coastal resources
PI: Annette Schloss, Earth Systems Research Center, UNH

A Call to Action - 11:30 - 12:15

Safe and Sustainable Seafood from Healthy Coastal Ecosystems in N.H.

Local seafood producers, harvesters and community business leaders discuss opportunities and issues they face for meeting both economic, human health and environmental goals.  These presentations will inform a discussion about how N.H. Sea Grant can work with partners to address the situation with an approach that combines research with education, extension, stakeholder engagement and communications.

Moderated by Stephen Jones and Erik Chapman

Lunch Reception and Poster Session - 12:15 - 1:30

Features student, development, and extension project posters.

NH Sea Grant RFP Information Session - 1:30 - 2:00

N.H. Sea Grant Request for Proposals (RFP) information session for prospective Principal Investigators.