An MRC Lagoon at Noon Seminar
September 12, 2023
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
MRC’s Lunch & Learn is now Lagoon at Noon! Mara Skadden, Restoration Coordinator at MRC and Adjunct Professor for Biology at EFSC, presents September’s Lagoon at Noon: Developing New Shoreline Restoration Techniques. See below for video from this event.
Florida’s coastlines have experienced significant erosion due to sea level rise, coastal development, deforestation, and strong storms. Coastal erosion impacts native plant and animal species and reduces coastal ecosystem services. This talk will examine how shoreline restoration techniques used at Ted Moorhead Lagoon House have progressed and what has been learned and planned for the site.
The Presentation Features
- The effect of erosion on Florida’s shorelines, and native plants and animals
- How shoreline restoration techniques used at Ted Moorhead Lagoon House have progressed
- What we’ve learned and how we’re planning for the future
Meet the Presenter
Mara Skadden is the Restoration Coordinator for the Marine Resources Council and an adjunct professor of Biology for Eastern Florida State College. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography at Florida Institute of Technology, and is passionate about wildlife conservation and estuarine restoration.
MRC’s Lagoon at Noon Seminar series (formerly Lunch & Learn) is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. All donations are tax-deductible.