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July 2011


Sarah Young, CRM student, presented “Power, governance, and multi-stakeholder participation,” at Coastal Zone 2011. Chicago, IL.


Shona Paterson, CRM student, presented “The role of social resilience in marine protected area establishment,” at Coastal Zone 2011. Chicago, IL.


Michelle Covi, CRM student, presented “Supporting climate change adaptation through effective risk communication: Insights about audience from usability evaluations,” at Coastal Zone 2011. Chicago, IL.


May 2011


David Griffith’s work on immigration was featured in Human Rights Watch. More here.


Director John Rummel was featured in The Daily Galaxy, discussing moon microbes


April 2011


Remote Sensing @ East Carolina University, an N.C. Space Grant Symposium, was held on ECU’s campus on April 19.  Slideshow and Powerpoint presentations here.


ICSP faculty Dave Kimmel, Joe Luczkovich, and Alex Manda; CRM students Michelle Covi and Cecilia Krahforst, and ICSP staff Kay Evans participated in Greenville, NC’s Earth Day Celebration at River Park North. April 16.  Photos.


Hillary Huffer, CRM student, presented, “Integrating SAS* and ArcMap: A case study of European internet use and population,” at the 2011 SAS Global Forum. She was also a SAS Student Ambassador recipient, and she was interviewed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8d4qmnzl0Q&feature=relmfu Las Vegas, NV.


David Griffith and Ricardo Contreras presented a forum, A Celebration of Latino Leadership in Eastern North Carolina: Launching an Oral History Archive. ECU campus. April 10.


Roger Rulifson is the recipient of a Scholar-Teacher Award, to be presented during ECU’s 5th Annual Research and Creative Achievement Week.  Also presenting at the event are CRM students Mahealani Kaneshiro-Pineiro, Andrea Dell’Apa, Jennifer Cudney-Burch, Jingyuan Li, and Michelle Covi.  Two of Roger’s Biology masters students, Dan Zapf and Chuck Bangley, presented as well. Lyndell Bade, a Biology masters student of Joe Luczkovich, presented. Other affiliated masters students participating are Joey Kiker, Benjamin McGlaughon, and Drew Cathey. ECU campus. April 4-8.


Bill Herring, CRM student, presented, “Exploring amenity migration along North Carolina’s southern Outer Banks: Harkers Island in transition,” at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Seattle.


Bill Herring, CRM student, was elected to the Coastal and Marine International Specialty Group.


March 2011


Dave Kimmel presented “Regional scale climatological forcing of Calanus finmarchicus dynamics in the Gulf of Maine and the Gulf of St. Lawrence” (poster) at the 5th Annual Zooplankton Production Symposium. Pucon, Chile.


Joe Luczkovich presented “Linking social and ecological networks in coastal fisheries in North Carolina,” panel discussion at Resilience 2011. Phoenix, AZ. March 12 (with Rebecca Deehr, David Griffith, and Jeff Johnson). 


Hans Vogelsong was a speaker/panelist at 2011 Tourism Mini-Summit. Wallace, NC. March 2.


February 2011


ECU hosted the Blue Heron Bowl, the regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. See teams, winners, and sponsors here. February 26.


Jennifer Brewer “Paper fish and policy conflict: Catch shares and ecosystem-based management in Maine’s groundfishery,” published in Ecology and Society 16(1).


J.P. Walsh returned on February 21 from a research cruise in New Zealand.  Read his blog and that of earlier trips on the same project with Reide Corbett here.


Jennifer Cudney, current CRM student, began her year as a Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow.  Jen is also currently featured on ECU’s Pirate Profiles.


December 2010


Jeff Johnson “ Evolution of collaboration within the US long term ecological research network,” published in BioScience 60:11 (with Robert R. Christian, James W. Brunt, Caleb R. Hickman, and Robert B. Wade).


November 2010


Director John Rummel presented “Mitigate, adapt, or suffer? Preparing North Carolina’s coasts for a changing climate” at the Planet Ocean Seminar Series. Wilmington, NC. November 9.


October 2010


David Griffith presented “Para mis hijos (For my children): The managed migration of seafood workers from Sinaloa, Mexico to North Carolina” at the Latin American Studies Association meetings.  Toronto, Canada.


Rick Miller presented “A multi-sensor approach to examining suspended sediment dynamics in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System (APES), NC, USA” at the PORSEC 2010 international meeting (with Chen-Chien Liu, Christopher Buonassissi, and Matthew Brown).  Keelung, Taiwan.


David Griffith was interviewed on the Denver Public Radio program,” The Caring Generation,” regarding an essay about local history, “Lasting Firsts,” that he published in American Anthropologist in 1996.


September 2010


Director John Rummel joined the advisory board for the North Carolina Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center.


David Griffith presented “Modeling marine ecosystems through cultural biographies: South Carolina shrimp, Kotzebue Sound bearded seal, and Puerto Rican mangrove forests” to the Duke University Marine Lab. Beaufort, NC.


Tracy Van Holt was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Marianne Schmink Award

for the Outstanding Dissertation in Tropical Conservation and Development.


August 2010


Terri Kirby Hathaway participated in annual training with the American Meteorological Society. Norman, OK.


Terri Kirby Hathaway was selected to participate in the 2010 Marine Mammal Institute,

a NOAA Environmental Literacy grant-funded initiative focusing on marine mammals and

climate change, visiting facilities along the east coast from North Carolina to Boston.


ECU’s newest research vessel, the R/V Stanley R. Riggs was christened. Washington, NC. August 15.


July 2010


Reide Corbett and J.P. Walsh were featured in the Daily Reflector. Greenville, NC. July 17.


Terri Kirby Hathaway presented “Our amazing coast: Elementary grade level lessons for southeastern coastal habitats and ecosystems” at the National Marine Educators Association’s annual conference. Gatlinburg, TN.


Terri Kirby Hathaway was invited to participate in a workshop to develop an Ocean Science Sequencing curriculum for grades 6-8 at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Berkeley, CA.


Hans Vogelsong was quoted in Men’s Health. Summer Issue.


Jeff Johnson presented “What does knowledge of the network get you?” at the International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference. Riva del Garda, Italy. July 2.


Becky Deehr, current CRM student, Jeff Johnson, and Joe Luczkovich presented “Linking social and ecological networks in coastal fisheries,” at the International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference. Riva del Garda, Italy. July 1.


Jeff Johnson (with Christine Avenarius) presented “Network structures and value shifts in China: How who you know influences how you define a moral person,” at the International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference. Riva del Garda, Italy. July 1.


June 2010


Alex Manda was in China for three weeks, as a participant in Water Here & There International Fellows, an exchange program of emerging young leaders between China and the United States. Follow his travels here.


Jennifer Brewer spoke to the New England Fishery Management Council about groundfish industry diversity and consolidation under sector management, at the request of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. Portland, ME. June 23.


Ryan Mulligan “Dynamics of the MacKenzie River plume on the inner Beaufort shelf during an open water period in summer,” published in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 89.


J.P. Walsh interviewed on National Public Radio regarding the Gulf oil disaster. June 18.


J.P. Walsh featured in Daily Reflector article regarding the Gulf oil disaster. Greenville, NC. June 15.


J.P. Walsh on WNCT-TV about the Gulf oil disaster. Greenville, NC. June 14.


Dave Kimmel on WNCT-TV to discuss the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. June 8.


David Griffith presented “Corridors of communication: Migration between Puebla, Mexico and North Carolina,” at Fordham University. New York, NY.






ICSP News

Summer and Fall 2012


Jeff Johnson and Joe Luczkovich co-chaired a symposium at the 142nd annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. CRM student Coley Hughes and recent CRM graduate Becky Deehr also presented.  St. Paul, Minnesota, August.


Jennifer Brewer served as a delegate for the National Family Farm Coalition and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance at La Via Campesina North American Regional Meeting, International Commission on Migration and Rural Workers, and International Food Policy Meeting. Mexico City, Mexico, October.


Jennifer Brewer was an invited participant at the Fisheries Licensing for the Future workshop hosted by Penobscot East Resource Center and Maine Sea Grant. Freeport, Maine, September.


Devon Eulie, CRM student, is now a lecturer in Environmental Sustainability, in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 


Devon Eulie, J.P. Walsh, and Reide Corbett, “High-resolution analysis of shoreline change and application of balloon-based aerial photography, Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System, North Carolina, USA,” in Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. Forthcoming.


Margaret Garner, CRM student, has been appointed to the Local Advisory Committee for the Rachel Carson component of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NCNERR) in Beaufort, NC.


Spring 2012


Andrea Dell’Apa, David G. Kimmel, and Simona Clo, “Trends of fish and elasmobranch landings in Italy: associated management implications,” published in ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil 2012. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fss067.


Robert Munroe, Tom Crawford, and Scott Curtis, “Geospatial analysis of space-time patterning of ENSO forced daily precipitation distributions in the Gulf of Mexico,” accepted for publication in Professional Geographer.


Jennifer Brewer, “Don’t fence me in: boundaries, policy, and deliberation in Maine’s lobster commons,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(2): 383-402.


Richard Spruill presented “The Castle Hayne Aquifer,” North Carolina Estuarium, Washington, NC, March 7.


Dave Kimmel presented “State of the Oceans” as part of ECU’s Great Decisions 2012. ECU campus, January 28.


David Griffith presented “Migration and Knowledge: Labor scarcity and economic change in Veracruz, Mexico and Olancho, Honduras,” ECU campus, January 27.


John Rummel and Mark Keusenkothen presented “ECU: On and under the water,” North Carolina Estuarium, Washington, NC, January 19.


Fall 2011


David Griffith was funded by the National Science Foundation for his research project, “Managed migration and the value of labor,” which studies guestworkers from Mexico and Guatemala who work in seafood and agriculture in the United States and Canada.


Alex Manda presented a paper on effective use of groundwater models to characterize fractured bedrock aquifers at the inaugural Ralph Heath Symposium. Greenville, NC. Oct. 3.


Terri K. Hathaway, Marine Education Specialist, was invited to write blog posts for UNCTV. Read them here.


Lisa Cowart, Reide Corbett, and J.P. Walsh, “Shoreline change along sheltered coastlines: Insights from the Neuse River Estuary, NC,” published in Remote Sensing 3: 1516-1534.


Rick Miller, et al., “An assessment of optical properties and primary production derived from remote sensing in the Southern Ocean (SO GasEx),” published in Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1029/2010JC006747.


C.E. Del Castillo and Rick Miller, “Horizontal and vertical distributions of colored dissolved organic matter during the Southern Ocean gas exchange experiment,” published in Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1029/2010JC006781.


Rick Miller, C-C. Liu, C.J. Buonassissi, and A-M. We. “A multi-sensor approach to examining the dynamics of total suspended mater (TSM) in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System, NC USA,” published in Remote Sensing 3:962-975. Doi:10.3390/rs3050962.


Michael Griffin, CRM student, won first place with his paper, “Estimating future water resource health in the lower Cape Fear Basin, North Carolina,” at the Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) conference. Savannah, GA.


Jennifer Brewer is serving on the Saltwater Connections Resource Team. Saltwater Connections is a regional initiative aimed at sustaining livelihoods, cultural heritage, and natural resources along North Carolina’s central coast, from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke and Down East Carteret County.


Deanna Swain, CRM student, is conducting research on marsh sill regulations in North Carolina and has presented her work to the Inner Coast Study Group, which is organized by N.C. Sea Grant and N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning, and Policy Center.