Abstract submission

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve

Submission deadline: April 16

We encourage abstracts for oral and poster presentations from academia, students, government, and industry that focus on current and emerging issues in estuarine and coastal sciences. 

Special theme: drought, el nino and our coasts

Have a good story to tell about the drought, El Niño, or both and their interactions with our coasts? The organizing committee encourages submittal of oral and poster presentations related to this topic!

Contributions covering other areas of estuarine and coastal research and education are, of course, also welcome.

Meeting Theme background and Description

Coastal lagoons and estuaries are expected to respond in various ways to large –scale events like El Niño (ENSO); however, the magnitude and pattern of response at specific locations is uncertain. Our ability to model estuarine response to large storms, increased regional sea surface temperature, and other El Niño-related conditions is partially a function of available data and observations. In addition, the current El Niño event is taking place within the context of extreme drought conditions. Information from these events provides an opportunity to evaluate the response of estuaries as they quickly transition between the extreme conditions associated with drought conditions and intense storm events. 

The ongoing 2015-2016 El Niño is already having effects in the northwestern Pacific coast, including changes in SST and the occurrence of intense storms leading to high freshwater inflow into coastal systems. This provides an important opportunity to collect data and observations that will support model calibration and coastal management efforts by providing a glimpse into how different lagoons respond to extreme events that will likely become more common under future climate change scenarios. Come share your observations, data, stories and photos of different estuaries in an IGNITE format session (5 min presentations with a fixed number of slides) to allow us to document ranges of responses and to improve our understanding of how landscape factors may influence the magnitude of response in different systems. An integrated group discussion will follow the presentations. 


Abstract format

Abstracts must be in Cambria font size 10, have a maximum of 250 words and must include: 
1) Title of presentation
2) Co-authors and affiliations
3) Contact information for presenter (email, phone, address)
4) Abstract (limit 250 words)
5)  Indicate whether student or early career
6)  Indicate oral or poster presentation preference

Abstracts not following this formatting will be returned for re-formatting.



Author, N. 1*, A.B. Smith 2 and C.D. Jones 1

1 Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California Davis

2 Muddy Water Consulting, Inc., Imperial Beach, California

* Presenter: email: nauthor@ucdavis.edu; phone: 516-220-1234

Abstract here but no more than 250 words. Include a brief mention of the issue, the goal and objectives of your study, the materials and methods, clear results and discussion of the results with clear take home messages. Although all attendees all share our admiration for our estuaries and coasts, we may have different backgrounds so try to include messages that are generally applicable. 

  • Graduate student

  • Poster

Submission information

Abstracts should be submitted to Christine and Theresa by April 8th.  

Contacts: Christine Whitcraft (Christine.Whitcraft@csulb.edu) and Theresa Talley (tstalley@ucsd.edu).