Southeastern Estuarine Research Society
Welcome New Board Members for 2016
On behalf of all the members of SEERS, I thank outgoing Past President Robert Virnstein and outgoing Program Chair Loren Mathews for their service to our society. After this election, our recent President, Geno Olmi, becomes the Past President. Thanks to Geno for guiding our Society for the past two years.
Erik Smith, incoming SEERS President
Dennis Allen named Honorary Member of SEERS
Meeting at University of South Carolina Beaufort Focused on Sea Level Rise
The meeting kicked off Thursday night with a reception and a keynote address by Christopher Marsh of the LowCountry Institute. Dr. Marsh’s engaging talk, entitled “Climate Change and the Future of Southeastern Coastal Habitats: A Naturalist’s Perspective,” served to introduce the theme of the Friday special session on Sea Level Rise and Estuaries of the Southeast. Invited speakers for this session included Dr. Jeremy Stalker of Jacksonville University, Dr. Lisa Chambers of the University of Central Florida, Dr. James Morris of the University of South Carolina, and Dr. William Conner of Clemson University.
Friday began with a “Coffee & Career Advice” student networking breakfast with professionals. After a full day of oral presentations and the formal poster session, everyone headed over to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resource’s Waddell Mariculture Center , where we caught the sunset over the Colleton River before the banquet, thanks to Waddell Center Director Al Stokes and the Bluffton Oyster Company.
After a full morning of oral presentations on Saturday, the meeting concluded with the Business Meeting and Student Award Presentations. Thanks to Wade Sheldon for providing photographs of the opening reception and closing award presentations.
SEERS Adopts Revised Bylaws
The SEERS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 2016 revisions to the bylaws of the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society have been adopted by the membership and are now the governing bylaws for the Society. This result was announced at the spring business meeting in Bluffton, SC. Thanks to the many members who took time to review and vote to accept the revision.
Thanks to our 2016 Spring Meeting Sponsors