Associate Directors awarded Mississippi- Alabama Sea Grant Consortium


CESURI Associate Directors Christopher Anderson and Latif Kalin were recently awarded a grant from the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium to evaluate stormwater runoff and tidal creek habitats. Their project, entitled "Understanding and managing stormwater runoff for improved tidal creek habitat for resident fish ", will examine the role of urban runoff on the salinity and other environmental conditions of tidal creeks and marshes along the Gulf of Mexico. The investigators will further examine how these hydrologic changes may affect biota living in these environments. In addition to Anderson (PI) and Kalin (co-PI), Dennis DeVries (Auburn Univ.  School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences) will also serve as a co-PI for this project.