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November 14 - 16, 2018

Foundations and Frontiers in Mangrove Ecology

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In celebration of 40 years of coastal stewardship, Rookery Bay Research Reserve is hosting a symposium on mangrove research and management. Coastal professionals are invited to hear about the rich history of mangrove research in Rookery Bay and south Florida, share new research and discuss emerging technology and emerging challenges and opportunities in subtropical coastal management.  

Registration fees:

General admission: $250
Student admission (enrolled in college or university): $175
One-day admission: $100

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Call for abstracts closes November 1. Online registration has been extended to November 9. For questions about registration, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (239) 530-5956

Symposium agenda:

Click here for detailed, printable agenda

Click here for details about the Plenary speakers

Weds. Nov. 14: at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
                                8 a.m. Registration and light breakfast
                                9 a.m. Plenary session, morning presentations 
                                           Lunch on site
                                1 p.m. Afternoon presentations
                           4:30 p.m. Poster session (happy hour with appetizers provided)

Thurs. Nov. 15: at FGCU Kapnick Center, Naples Botanical Garden
                          8:30 a.m. Check-in with instructions
                               9 a.m. Morning facilitated group discussions (see topics below)
                                          Lunch on site
                               1 p.m. Afternoon facilitated group discussions
                               5 p.m. Dinner on own

Fri. Nov. 16: Meeting and field trips 
                          8:30 a.m. Publication working group meeting with breakfast
                             10 a.m. Field trips depart from Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.

Group Discussion topics: (topics can be chosen during registration)

  • Trends and tipping points (monitoring and responding to long-term change and episodic events) - full day session
  • Restoration ecology and the legacy of Roy R. (Robin) Lewis III - morning session
  • Understanding and managing for ecosystem services - afternoon session
  • Science-based adaptive management needs and solutions - full day session

Field Trip options: (box lunches provided)

  • Fruit Farm Creek Mangrove "Heart Attack" site visit with discussion of blue carbon feasibility study followed by Isles of Capri boat tour
  • Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge kayak tour
  • Boat tour of Rookery Bay and island exploration, with access to Cat's Claw trail

Symposium contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.research coordinator, 239-530-5964



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