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January 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Piscataqua Rooms in Holloway Commons,
UNH Durham Campus, 75 Main St, Durham, NH 03824
(snow date: February 7, 2019)

Symposium agenda as of January 30, 2019

9:00-9:15 - WELCOME

Erik Chapman, Director of NH Sea Grant
Jan Nisbet, Senior Vice Provost of Research, UNH

9:15-9:45 - KEYNOTE PRESENTATION & PANEL

Evaluating biological stock structure of Atlantic cod to inform fishery management 
Adrienne Kovach, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment, UNH
Ted Ames, Fisherman and Lobsterman, Stonington, ME

9:45-10:50 - COMPLETED PROJECTS AND THEIR RESEARCH AND ENGAGEMENT OUTCOMES

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 Steve Jones, Associate Director and Assistant Director of Research for NH Sea Grant.

Biomedical bleeding-induced deficits in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus
Chris Chabot, Biological Sciences, Plymouth State University 

Enhancing the rapidly emerging oyster aquaculture industry in New Hampshire
Ray Grizzle, Biological Sciences, UNH

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

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

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

Examining the role of viruses on successful invasion by a hypervirulent pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus strain and the subsequent impact on native populations.
Cheryl Whistler, Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, UNH [Recently Funded Research Presentation]

10:50-11:00 - BREAK

11:00-12:00 - RECENTLY FUNDED RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

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

Evaluating growth and sustainable harvesting practices for Jonah crabs in New England waters
Josh Carloni, NH Fish & Game

Characterizing the genetic stock structure of striped bass to improve marine culture and inform fishery management
David Berlinsky, Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, UNH 

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, Biological Sciences, Dartmouth

DNA Methods to Monitor Invasive Species and Biodiversity in Estuarine Systems
Alison Watts, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNH

Improving the economic sustainability of Northeast aquaculture using a wastes-to-resources approach via integrated farming models
Todd Guerdat, Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, UNH

12:00-12:30 - ENHANCING RESEARCH WITH NHSG COMMUNICATIONS, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION

Overview of NH Sea Grant's communications, education, and extension capacity, expertise, and relevancy for integrated and engaged research. Moderated by Julia Peterson, Extension Program Leader for NH Sea Grant.

12:30-1:30 - LUNCH RECEPTION AND POSTER SESSION

Features student, development, and extension project posters based on NH Sea Grant-funded research.
Lunch provided. See our Symposium Logistics page for questions about dietary requirements. 

1:30-2:00 - OPTIONAL:  RFP INFORMATION SESSION

NH Sea Grant recently announced its biennial Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2020-2021 research funding cycle. This information session is intended for prospective Principal Investigators. Moderated by Steve Jones, Julia Peterson, and Erik Chapman. No prior registration is required. This session is open to all researchers who are available and interested in NH Sea Grant's current call for proposals.

 

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