Judith Weis

Marine Extension Program Seminar Series (MEPSS): Status and Future of New Jersey Tidal Marshes in the Face of Sea Level Rise

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Featured Speaker, Judith Weis, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Rutgers University – Newark will summarize research that analyzed four major marsh systems (Hackensack Meadowlands, Raritan Bay, Barnegat Bay, and Delaware Bay) that had been studied for horizontal changes (changes inmarsh extent) and vertical changes (elevation changes). The majority of NJ marshes are not keeping pace with the rate of sea level rise. Four potential remedies will be discussed: marsh migration pathways, rethinking Phragmites management, sediment manipulation, and living shorelines. This work was recently spotlighted in many news outlets, including Rutgers Today.Monday, November 29, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PMFree Zoom webinar open to all who are interested!Please register by November 26.For more information, please contact:Dr. Douglas Zemeckis (County Agent III – Asst. Prof.) Rutgers Cooperative Extension – zemeckis@njaes.rutgers.edu, 732-349-1152Kelly Jurgensen (Administrative Assistant) Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County – kjurgensen@co.ocean.nj.us, 732-349-1152This event is sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension.


Monday, November 29, 2021

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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Industry & Academic Experts