Find IRIS at the GA Climate Conference!

Next week, Thursday August 12th and Friday, August 13th, the 2021 Georgia Climate Climate Conference kicks off its annual meeting.

IRIS affiliates will be presenting on a number of topics, ranging from local government policy to septic system assessments.

Planning to attend and want to learn more about our work? Catch some of the following sessions:

Thursday

Concurrent Session #1 – 9:10am – 10:40am

Marine Fisheries I – Room 4/5 (Kathy Knowlton)

Climate eff­ects on oysters may be subtle and indirect: temperature and its role on oyster disease and juvenile mortality – Jeb Byers, PhD, University of Georgia

Concurrent Session #2 – 11:00am – 12:30pm

 Marine Fisheries II – Room 4/5 (Kathy Knowlton) Septic Systems and Sea Level Rise: A Modeling Approach and its Management Implications to Assess Septic Systems Vulnerability in Coastal Georgia – Nahal Hoghooghi, University of Georgia

Concurrent Session #3 – 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Local Government III: Partnerships for Resiliency – Room 7-10 (Kelly Hill)

Building a Coastal Empire Resilience Network (CERN) – Jackie L. Jackson, Chatham County–Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission and Shana Jones, University of Georgia

The Changing Climate of Climate Communications Panel – Oceanside Salon (Ashby Nix Worley), Jill Gambill, University of Georgia Marine Extension/GA Sea Grant

Media & Climate Change Scientists: Building Better Relationships Panel – Ballroom B (Tyler Jones), Marshall Shepherd, PhD, University of Georgia

Concurrent Session #4 – 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Local Government IV: Unique Approaches to Resiliency – Room 7-10 (Kelly Hill)

Enhancing Coastal Resilience with Green Infrastructure: Guidance, Model Ordinances, and Tools– Shana Jones and Scott Pippin, University of Georgia

Green Infrastructure Jobs– Nick De‑ey, City of Savannah and Jill Gambill, University of Georgia Marine Extension/GA Sea Grant

Habitat & Impacted Species – Ballroom A (Jacob Thompson, Jaynie Gaskin)

Long-term change in Georgia marshes – Merryl Alber, PhD, University of Georgia and Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER)

Prioritization of vulnerable species under climate and land use change in Georgia’s coastal plain – Nate Nibblelink, PhD, University of Georgia

Friday

Concurrent Session #5 – 8:30am – 10:00am

Research I – Room 7-10 (Clark Alexander) Pragmatic Approaches for Managing Conventional and Natural Infrastructure Under Climate Change and Land Use Uncertainty – Brian Bledsoe, PhD, University of Georgia

Concurrent Session #6 – 10:30am – 12:00pm

Law & Policy I: Resilience Issues for Vulnerable Communities – Ballroom B (Shana Jones)

Muddy Waters: Sea-Level Rise and Septic Systems in Georgia – Scott Pippin and Katie Hill, University of Georgia

Concurrent Session #7 – 1:30pm – 3:00pm  

Towards understanding flood hazard reduction of natural and nature-based features– Hithaishi Hewageegana, PhD, University of Georgia

Weather & Climate – Ballroom A (Marshall Shepherd) Georgia’s Climate Vulnerability – A county scale analysis – Marshall Shepherd, PhD, University of Georgia

Law & Policy II: Resilience Issues for Vulnerable Communities – Ballroom B (Scott Pippin)

Shoreline Stabilization in Southeastern Shorescapes: The Neighbor Effect – Shana Jones, University of Georgia and Robert Hillyer, University of Georgia/GA Sea Grant