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Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment wins Sam D. Hamilton Award for Transformational Conservation Science

The award-winning Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA)—completed in 2015—is a comprehensive report that evaluates the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and urbanization on four Gulf Coast ecosystems and 11 species that depend on them. The ecosystems are mangrove, oyster reef, tidal emergent marsh and barrier islands. The species are roseate spoonbill, blue crab, [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment wins Sam D. Hamilton Award for Transformational Conservation Science

New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

Contact: Christina Meister, christina_meister@fws.gov, (703) 358-2284 View/download the GCVA press release The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA), a comprehensive report that evaluates the effects of climate change, sea level rise and urbanization on four Gulf Coast ecosystems and 11 species that depend on them. The ecosystems are mangrove, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Member Blog|Comments Off on New report assesses the impacts of emerging threats on Gulf coast species and ecosystems

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: We are assessing the vulnerability of 4 pilot habitats: mangroves, [...]

By |September 19th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on 10 Facts to Know about the GCVA

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 [...]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Webinar invitation: Learn about the Standardized Index of Vulnerability and Value Assessment

Apply your research and expertise to the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment

I recently attended the Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise in the Northern Gulf of Mexico (EESLR-NGOM) workshop in Apalachicola, FL where I was introduced to the 5 year project being led by UCF and others.  The team is assessing the impacts of sea level rise and coastal storms on marshes and oyster habitats in [...]

By |July 23rd, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Apply your research and expertise to the Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment

GCVA Update: Vulnerability Index and a call for team members

On May 21 after the GOMA PIT meetings in Mobile, AL, I had my second opportunity to meet face-to-face with several folks that are involved with the GCVA.  During the meeting, we put together a timeline of tasks to accomplish over the next 3 months.  The most immediate task is creating/adapting vulnerability indices to be [...]

By |May 27th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on GCVA Update: Vulnerability Index and a call for team members

Gulf Coast LCC Liaison/ Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Coordinator

Hi South Atlantic LCC community!  My name is Amanda Watson, and I am the new Gulf Coast LCC Liaison/Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA) coordinator.  Before I provide new details on the GCVA, let me introduce myself.  I was born and raised in New Orleans and am excited to be working along the Gulf Coast where [...]

By |April 4th, 2014|Member Blog|Comments Off on Gulf Coast LCC Liaison/ Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Coordinator