2019 Research Symposium
This bi-annual symposium is designed to showcase recently funded N.H. Sea Grant projects and provide a forum to discuss best practices in translating cross-disciplinary science to action through integrated research, education and engagement. Symposium participants will also learn how successful NHSG research projects strive to address the core tenants of Sea Grant work to be responsive, relevant, integrated and engaged. N.H. Sea Grant is funding six projects during 2018-2019 in our focus area of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture.
It is our goal for the symposium to help strengthen the sense of community and integration among current Sea Grant researchers, extension and education staff, students, project partners and stakeholders as well as engage with potential new investigators and partners.
The 2019 New Hampshire Sea Grant Research Symposium will feature the following projects:
- Characterizing the genetic stock structure of striped bass to improve marine culture and inform fishery management (David Berlinsky)
- Evaluating growth and sustainable harvesting practices for Jonah crabs in New England waters (Joshua Carloni)
- Reducing risk and enhancing benefits of fish consumption: Understanding species, size and age relationships for mercury, arsenic, selenium and omega-3 fatty acid concentrations in Gulf of Maine fisheries species (Celia Chen)
- Improving the economic sustainability of Northeast aquaculture using a wastes-to-resources approach via integrated farming models (Todd Guerdat)
- DNA Methods to Monitor Invasive Species and Biodiversity in Estuarine Systems (Alison Watts)
- Examining the role of viruses on successful invasion by a hypervirulent pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus strain and the subsequent impact on native populations. (Cheryl Whistler)
- Biomedical bleeding-induced deficits in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus (Chris Chabot)
- Enhancing the rapidly emerging oyster aquaculture industry in New Hampshire (Ray Grizzle)
- Evaluating biological stock structure of Atlantic cod to inform fishery management (Adrienne Kovach)
- Human and ecological interactions in dune systems: is New Hampshire ready to build resilient coasts? (Gregg Moore)
- Capitalizing on digital tools to expand environmental literacy around coastal resources (Annette Schloss)