Atlantic Estuarine Research Society

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Schedule AT GLANCE

Registration and presentations will be in the John Toll Science Center on campus.

The program book is available for download! Click here!

Thursday, Oct 13th

4:00-6:00 pm Board meeting

6:00-8:00 pm Registration and welcome reception

8:00-9:00 pm Student S'mores Social

Friday, Oct 14th

8:00-9:00 am Registration and coffee

9:00-10:30 am Presentations




Rarick (ignite)

10:30-10:50 am Coffee break

11:00-12:30 pm Presentations




Fox (ignite)


12:30-1:30 pm Lunch (Hodson Hall Commons)

1:30-3:00 pm Presentations



Pares (ignite)



3:00-4:00 pm Business meeting

4:00-6:00 pm Poster session

6:00-9:00 pm Banquet  (Hodson Hall Commons)

Saturday, Oct 15th

6:30 am River and Field Campus Birding Tour (Free)

8:00-9:00 am Registration and coffee

9:00-10:30 am Presentations






10:30-10:50 am Coffee break

11:00-12:30 pm Student awards and closing remarks

2:00 pm Field trips

Conquest Preserve (Free)

Chester River Cruise ($25)

Thank You to OUr Sponsors:

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

George Mason University

Versar, Inc


Brooke Landry 

Chair, Chesapeake Bay Program SAV Workgroup

Brooke Landry is a Natural Resource Biologist at Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources and Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Workgroup. Her work spans the gamut from SAV research – focused primarily on anthropogenic drivers of SAV dynamics - to restoration, monitoring, outreach, and management. She runs the Chesapeake Bay SAV Watchers Program and will be implementing a second, sentinel-site monitoring program for Chesapeake Bay SAV soon. On the management front, Brooke leads the development and implementation of the Bay Program’s SAV Management Strategy and biennial workplans by translating her own research and that of partners and collaborators into actionable approaches to SAV conservation and recovery. Additional interests include social marketing as a means of environmental outreach and the advancement of women’s roles in science and management through positive collaborations and mentoring. 

Scott Budden 

Partner, Orchard Point Oyster Company

Scott Budden is a Partner at Orchard Point Oyster Co and Eastern Shore native. Together, with his two other business partners and intrepid field crew teams, they have built a national oyster brand from scratch. Scott is a 2007 graduate of Bucknell University and worked as a corporate financial analyst for a decade prior to founding OPOC. He currently serves on the board of the Oyster Recovery Partnership, MD Sea Grant External Advisory Board, CBF/Chesapeake Oyster Alliance Steering Committee, and is the Treasurer for ShoreRivers. He serves at the Governor's behest on the MD Tidal Fish Advisory Commission and the MD Aquaculture Coordinating Council. 

Brad Rogers

Executive Director, South Baltimore Gateway Partnership

Brad Rogers is the founding director of the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership, an innovative public authority funded by $9 million/year in casino revenues, driving community-based economic development in South Baltimore. In this role, his responsibilities include overseeing a Community Grants program that distributes $1 million/year to nonprofit and public sector partners; an Enhanced Services program that provides $2 million/year in enhancements to parks and public spaces; and a Transformational Projects program that spearheads large, highly catalytic projects. Working with the City of Baltimore and Parks & People, SBGP is transforming the Middle Branch of the Patapsco into Baltimore’s next great waterfront, with 11 miles of parks, trails, habitat restoration, resiliency features, and economic development.  Mr. Rogers possesses 30 years of experience with urban economic development, environmental policy, complex urban real estate projects, and leading mission-driven organizations. Areas of expertise include urban design and planning; parks and public space; strategic plans for communities and organizations; budgeting and fundraising; organizational management; and social enterprise.

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