September 10, 2021
Live Discussions


Hello. Welcome to Live Discussions!

Live, virtual discussion sessions will be on Friday, September 10th. These sessions will group presentations by theme (see below) and provide short recaps of each, Q&A time, context about related work at Grand Bay, and time for discussion between researchers and managers. These discussions are opportunities to identify information gaps, brainstorm project ideas, and form new partnerships to tackle important research and management needs moving forward!

Join the Discussion

Join via WebEx

We will be using the same meeting link for each session. To optimize your experience with WebEx, please download WebEx in advance. Trying to open it on the day of the meeting may delay your participation. For ease, here’s the download link:   

If required:

Meeting number (access code): 2623 273 5207


Meeting password: cfUWH72HpJ5


All times are listed in Central Standard Time. 

The Research Symposium team will join 15 minutes before each session to ensure technology is working.


Each session will flow with the following format:


Summary Presentations

Q & A for Presenters

Grand Bay NERR Context on Topic




9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Presentations focus on vegetation monitoring in a variety of habitats, plus our new herbarium!


10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

BREAK / Networking Breakout Sessions

Wet Pine Savanna

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Presentations focus on responses of fauna to different land management techniques, plus invasive species management


11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK / Networking Breakout Sessions

Marshes and Subtidal Monitoring/Restoration

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Presentations focus on results of marsh and subtidal restoration such as prescribed fire and oyster reef installation


2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

BREAK / Networking Breakout Sessions

Ecological Processes

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Presentations focus on structure, function, and migration of marshes as well as physical factors like bathymetry and sediment transport


3:45 p.m.


More Resources

Grand Bay NERR Site Profile Full PDF.

List of Grand Bay NERR-related publications and projects Link to Google Drive folder.

Selected Plants of Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Full PDF.

Selected Birds of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Vicinity. Full PDF.

Janet Wright’s links:

From everyone on the Grand Bay NERR Research Symposium Planning Team, thank you for attending and contributing your talents to Grand Bay NERR Science!