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South Sound Science Symposium poster presenter audio

May 18th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

During the liveblog of the South Sound Science Symposium, I wrote about solely what was being said on stage. But, there were a dozen or so poster presenters talking about their research as well. Here are a couple of those presenters. Rana Brown is taking a look at how geoduck aquaculture might be impacting local […]

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More audio from the South Sound Science Symposium

May 18th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Here are an additional audio clips from the South Sound Science Symposium held a week ago at the Squaxin Island Tribe’s Little Creek event center. This is moderator Trina Wellman’s summary of the symposium. You can also download Trina’s talk here.

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South Sound Science: Human Influences on the Deschutes River, Capitol Lake & Budd Inlet

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Mindy Roberts at the state Department of Ecology, presents on: Human Influences on the Deschutes River, Capitol Lake & Budd Inlet. Human activities have unintentionally unraveled a variety of ecological processes manifested in high water temperatures, bacteria concentrations, and fine sediment levels, as well as low dissolved oxygen concentrations. Notes from her talk: Budd Inlet, […]

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South Sound Science: Changes in the Abundance of Shorebirds at Kennedy Creek Estuary.

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Joe Buchanan of Cascadia Research and WA Department of Fish & Wildlife on: Potential influence of species interactions among native and/or exotic species on shorebird abundance suggests that establishing baseline conditions for monitoring will require a greater understanding of community dynamics in estuarine ecosystems. Notes from Joe’s talk: Visited Kennedy Creek from 1980 through 2008, […]

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South Sound Science: Nisqually Chinook Population Response to Large-Scale Estuary Restoration.

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Chris Ellings, restoration biologist with the Nisqually Tribe, presenting on: A study of Chinook distribution, feeding behavior, growth, and estuary residence to provide a baseline comparison for how the population may respond to large-scale ecosystem restoration. Notes from Chris’s presentation: Predicting a large response for restoring the Nisqually River estuary. So, what are the linkages […]

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South Sound Science: Question from the at home audience

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Jeanette Dorner from the Nisqually Tribe emailed in a question from Jennifer Ruesink’s presentation: Did Jennifer from UW have any conclusions about the impact of aquaculture on South Sound health?  Or is she still investigating the question? John Konvsky, who followed Jennifer’s presnation a lot closer than I did, was able to reply: …her research […]

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South Sound Science: A regional effort to select environmental indicators for Puget Sound

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Sandie O’Neill from NOAAA is giving a lunch keynote address on: Regional Effort to Select Environmental Indicators for the Puget Sound. Where we’ve been, where we’re going, and South Sound involvement. Notes from Sandie’s talk: One of the uses of indicators is to keep policy makers up to speed on progress. Must be science based, […]

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South Sound Science: Charlene Krise audio

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Here is some audio taken from Charlene Krise’s presentation at the South Sound Science Symposium this morning. Here is the original post on her presentation on traditional ecological knowledge.

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South Sound Science: Mysterious Pre-spawn Mortality of Coho Salmon in Urbanized Streams

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Blake Feist of the NOAA/Northwest Fisheries Science Center on: New predictive, spatially explicit model of coho pre-spawn mortality rates for the eastern Puget Sound basin. Notes from his talk: Over the past 10 years, people have been seeing coho salmon dying before they spawn. Sometimes within hours of returning to the streams. What is causing […]

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South Sound Science: Geographic Patterns of Fish and Jellyfish in South Sound Surface Waters

May 6th, 2009 by eoconnell · No Comments

Casey Rice of the NOAA/Northwest Fisheries Science Center talks about Jellyfish in South Puget Sound. Study explores whether changes in fish and jellyfish distribution are natural history footnotes or potential indicators of ecological health. From Casey’s talk: Among his conclusions: Jellyfish is a major competent of biota. There is an inverse relationship between jellyfish and […]

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