Amanda Watson
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Agency/Organization
Geosystems Reserach Institute
Job Title
Gulf Coast LCC Liaison
Area(s) of Expertise
Aquatic plant management, freshwater ecosystems

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Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Public Draft Review

COMMENT PERIOD OPEN UNTIL JULY 19, 2015

In 2012, the Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coastal Plains & Ozarks, South Atlantic, and Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperatives initiated the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA). The GCVA is the start of an iterative process to assess the vulnerability of the multitude of ecosystems and associated species they support across the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Mexico. In light of anthropogenic stressors…

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Posted on June 16, 2015 at 11:30am

Webinar Watch: Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexic

Laura Geselbracht of the Nature Conservancy and the mangrove team lead for the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be presenting a webinar on Modeling and Abating the Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Five Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico.

The webinar is Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm EDT.  The webinar link and conference line information are provided below. To learn more about the project, read the…

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Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:27pm

10 Facts to Know about the GCVA

August and September have been busy months for the GCVA as we prepare to send out the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to habitat and species experts within the next few weeks.  Here are 10 things to know before the SIVVA launch:

  1. We are assessing the vulnerability of 4 pilot habitats: mangroves, oyster reefs, tidal emergent marsh, and barrier islands.
  2. We are assessing the vulnerability of …
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Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:06pm

Webinar Invitation: Learn about the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment

The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment will be using the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment (SIVVA) to evaluate habitat and species vulnerability to changing conditions across the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  Dr. Joshua Reece, one of the SIVVA creators, is giving a presentation about the assessment tool on September 4 from 12:00-1:00pm EDT.   This is a great opportunity to learn about a new vulnerability assessment and see how it’s been applied to habitats and species in…

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Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

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