On May 14th, CUSA Researcher of the Environment and Security Research Group, Kristen Goodrich, presented her conference paper, “Fines: rethinking our relationship,” on sediment management at the 2015 Coastal Sediments conference held in San Diego, CA. She discussed her research related to fine-grained sediment and how results can inform regional sediment management and policy in southern California, in the face of a changing climate where sediment-starved coastal resources are at great risk from sea level rise.
The Coastal Sediments 2015 conference is the eighth in a series which began in 1977. The Coastal Sediments conference provides an international forum for exchanging information among coastal engineers, geologists, oceanographers, and others interested in the physical processes of coastal sediments and morphology changes.
She also presented findings at the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s Ecosystem Services Summit in Wells, Maine on April 30 on how synthesizing information from the past, present, and future can steer wetlands recovery in southern California, exploring opportunities for embedding an ecosystem services approach.
The Wells Reserve at Laudholm is a National Estuarine Research Reserve with its headquarters listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wells Reserve operates programs in coastal research and monitoring, environmental learning and decision-maker training, and land and water resource management.