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NPS: Assateague Island National Seashore: Climate Change

Four diverse products designed for different audiences make up this project based on the effects of climate change on Assateague Island.  Full Details  




1. A comprehensive, interactive, web-based education module, Barrier Islands and Sea-level Rise, with curricula for middle school classrooms (teachers and students) about sea-level rise and its effect on Mid-Atlantic barrier islands such as Assateague. The audience is also the general public. Completed May 2012.

2. A printed Site Bulletin handout, Rising to the Challenge, for local officials and local citizens on the effects of climate change observed on the barrier island, and examples of what the Park is doing to adapt and mitigate the effects. The audience is also park visitors and park staff. Completed Dec 2012.

3. A printed Brochure handout, Assateague Island is Changing, for the Assateague Visitor Centers in Maryland and Virginia on the effects of climate change observed on the barrier island, and examples by the Park and for the visitor of adaptation and mitigation of these effects. The audience is both park visitors and park staff. Completed Dec 2012.

4. A collaborative journal article on climate change effects on Assateague Island morphology, habitats, and species. (manuscript Dec 2012)

Timeframe

Start: 22nd July, 2008
Finish: 31st December, 2012
Duration: 4 year(s), 5 month(s), 13 day(s)

Funding Agencies:
National Park Service
Key Contact(s):

Jane Hawkey Photo Jane Hawkey
Senior Science Communicator
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Jane Hawkey Integration and Application Network Jane Hawkey Senior Science Communicator Jane Hawkey Photo cell(410) 330-2968 workfax(410) 228-3843 work(410) 221-2041 University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
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PO Box 775
/ 2020 Horns Point Rd
Cambridge MD 21613 USA

Alexandra Fries Photo Alexandra Fries
Science Communicator
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Alexandra Fries Integration and Application Network Alexandra Fries Science Communicator Alexandra Fries Photo cell(703) 371-4165 workfax(410) 228-3843 work(410) 221-2043 University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
work
PO Box 775
/ 2020 Horns Point Rd
Cambridge MD 21613 USA

Kate Bentsen Photo Kate Bentsen (IAN Alumni)
Science Communicator
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Kate Bentsen Integration and Application Network Kate Bentsen Science Communicator Kate Bentsen Photo work(410) 221-2044 University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
work
PO Box 775
/ 2020 Horns Point Rd
Cambridge MD 21613 USA

Heath Kelsey PhotoDr Heath Kelsey
Program Director
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Heath Kelsey Integration and Application Network Dr Heath Kelsey Program Director Heath Kelsey Photo cell(443) 496-0188 workfax(410) 228-3843 work(410) 221-2045 University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
work
PO Box 775
/ 2020 Horns Point Rd
Cambridge MD 21613 USA

Marcus Griswold Photo Marcus Griswold (IAN Alumni)
Water Resources Scientist
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Marcus Griswold Integration and Application Network Marcus Griswold Water Resources Scientist Marcus Griswold Photo work(415) 875-6100 Natural Resources Defense Council
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111 Sutter St 20th floor
San Francisco CA 94104 USA

Jeff Allenby Photo Jeff Allenby (IAN Alumni)
Director of Conservation Innovation
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Jeff Allenby Integration and Application Network Jeff Allenby Director of Conservation Innovation Jeff Allenby Photo work(443) 321-3610 Chesapeake Conservancy
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716 Giddings Avenue Suite 42
Annapolis MD 21401 USA