Thursday, October 19th, 2023

Poster Presentations

Posters located in the SCDNR MRRI main hallway.  Preview poster links will be posted prior to the event. 

Introduction, Opening Remarks, and Keynote Address in the SCDNR MRRI Auditorium.

Abstracts of Poster Presentations

Time Presenter
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Poster Session I: Presenters at odd-numbered posters
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM – 3:45 PM Poster Session II: Presenters at even-numbered posters
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Introduction and Opening Remarks

Dr. Jody Beers and

Dr. Craig Plante,

College of Charleston

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Introduction of Keynote Speaker Dr. Heather Spalding, College of Charleston
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM Keynote Address Dr. Jackie Padilla-Gamíno, University of Washington
6:00 PM

Introduction of New Students and Lowcountry Boil

(SCDNR Outdoor Classroom)


Friday, October 20th, 2023

Oral Presentations

All talks are located in the SCDNR MRRI Auditorium.

Abstracts of Oral Presentations




  8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks and Introductions

Dr. Jody Beers,

College of Charleston

  8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Red Fish, Blue Fish, Who Eats Who Fish: Juvenile Snapper-Grouper Diet Composition 

Gabrielle Tutelo

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Examining Variation in Response to Marine Diesel Fuel Exposure Between Tall- and Short-Form Saltmarsh Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora)

Raven Ferguson

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Physiological effects of temperature on blood chemistry, metabolism, and metabolomic profiles of the Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus

Kerryanne Litzenberg

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Using drones to monitor the body condition of Tamanend’s bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops erebennus) spatially and seasonally in Charleston, South Carolina

Colin Perkins-Taylor

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM



10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Exploring the Spatial Reproductive Variability of Red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in the Southeast, US

Catlyn Wells

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Reducing Uncertainty and Spatial Biases in Blue Carbon Monitoring via in-situ and Remote Sensing Techniques of Charleston, SC Salt Marshes

Jesseca Kusher

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Characterizing invertebrate communities associated with the cryptogenic alga Chondria tumulosa in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, Hawai‘i

Ray Radick

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM



11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Closing Remarks and Awards Presentation

Dr. Jody Beers,

College of Charleston 

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


(SCDNR Outdoor Classroom)