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Tenth Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium Highlights NCCOS Science

Published on: 11/26/2019
Primary Contact(s): david.kidwell@noaa.gov

Credit. 10th US Symposium on Harmful Algae.

The 10th US Symposium on Harmful Algae, held November 3-8, 2019, focused on emerging harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the US, crossing the land-sea interface in temperate and subtropical zones in the face of climate change and shifting land use. The breadth and scope of NCCOS funded HAB research was on display with NCCOS scientists and sponsored researchers serving on conference committees, giving plenary talks, leading workshops, participating in panel discussions, displaying more than 15 posters, chairing/co-chairing 19 special sessions, and giving more than 40 oral presentations.

Caption: Dr. Quay Dortch speaks after receiving a Lifetime Research and Service Award at the 10th US HAB Symposium. Presenting the award is Dr. Michael Parsons, Professor of Marine Science at Florida Gulf Coast University and former student of Dr. Dortch. Credit Mary Kate Rogener, NOAA.

The NCCOS Competitive Research Program made a significant contribution to the success of the symposium as both a major sponsor facilitating student and manager travel and with staff Marc Suddleson, Maggie Broadwater, and Quay Dortch serving on the advisory committee.

Highlighting the symposium was a special Lifetime Research and Service Award honoring NCCOS’ Dr. Quay Dortch. The award recognizes and honors her research achievements, leadership, and extensive service to the HAB community. The award was presented by the U.S. National HAB Committee.

The biennial US Symposium on Harmful Algae provides a comprehensive look at harmful algae and its impacts on the United States marine and freshwater environment. For more information on the 10th US HAB Symposium see the full program here and a complete list of conference presentation abstracts here. For a complete list of participating NCCOS scientists and sponsored researchers, click here.

For more information, contact David.Kidwell@noaa.gov.

Some of the NCCOS representatives attending the 10th US Symposium on Harmful Algae. Left to right: Geoff Scott (former NCCOS, now UofSC), Sierra Sarkis, Rick Stumpf, Adele Hampton, Maggie Broadwater, Mary-Kate Rogener, Marc Suddleson, Michelle Harmon, Feliz Martinez, Quay Dortch, Steve Kibler, Steve Thur, Wayne Litaker, Greg Doucette and Dave Kidwell. Credit NOAA.

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