The 2016 South Sound Science Symposium http://southsoundscience.org/ was held at the Little Creek Event Center on September 20th. There were over 450 attendees making 2016 the largest event yet for South Sound.
- Nisqually Community Forest – process, analysis of ownership, how it can be used as a salmon recovery tool
- Active tectonics in South Puget Sound
- Landslides, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanic Eruptions: They all happen in Washington. Why? What does it cost? What can we do?
- Sea level rise, Budd Inlet
- Shoreline armoring data
- An updated groundwater model for regional planning – Chambers-Clover Creek Watershed, Pierce County
- Modeling trophic interactions in South Sound
- Beach spawning, forage fish monitoring
- LOTT’s Reclaimed Water Study: What we have learned so far about residual chemicals in our local waters
- New science documenting toxic impacts on salmon and other aquatic species
- Exploring drivers of fecal coliform pollution trends in South Puget Sound
- Nisqually Community Forest VELMA modeling
In addition to the speakers there were 23 poster presentations.
Poster abstracts can be found here: http://southsoundscience.org/agenda/posters/
Copies of the presentations can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7QIg0n4iR3cbllTVkhpVHBXMTQ
Speaker abstracts here: http://southsoundscience.org/agenda/speaker-abstracts/