Sun, 01 Feb 2009
LTER Investigators join Coastal Barrier Island Network
SBC investigator Jenny Dugan and Don Young from VCR participated in the inaugural meeting of the Coastal Barrier Island Network (CBIN) in Galveston, TX in January. Jenny was invited to join CBIN to represent coastal marine ecology interests in barrier islands along with a west coast perspective. The CBIN project, recently funded by the National Science Foundation, will develop an interdisciplinary network to address the effective management of barrier island ecosystems under the pressure of global climate change (e.g., sea level rise and increased hurricane activity) and continued urbanization. Through the CBIN, scientists from a wide variety of fields, as well as municipal planners, will participate in workshops, summer courses for students, newsletters, and an interactive website that will emphasize public and educational outreach activities. For more information on the CBIN, go to this link: http://www.coastalbarrierisland.org.
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