Betwixt Land and Sea

Grad student Catherine Buchalski and her classmates bring people and science together to understand estuaries.

  • TIDES (Training for the Integration of Decision-Making and Ecosystems Science)

    Birds wading along the Mission River.

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    Stakeholders discuss the needs of freshwater for the Mission-Aransas Reserve in Texas.

  • TIDES (Training for the Integration of Decision-Making and Ecosystems Science)

    Stakeholders modifying a conceptual model at the September workshop for the NERRS Science Collaborative Project, “Balancing Freshwater Needs in a Changing Environment.”

  • TIDES (Training for the Integration of Decision-Making and Ecosystems Science)

    Catherine Buchalski hammers in a groundwater well in a field of black mangroves. Her work supports a research project that monitors the spread of this invasive species.

  • TIDES (Training for the Integration of Decision-Making and Ecosystems Science)

    As part of the Mission-Aransas Reserve’s System Wide Monitoring Project, Catherine Buchalski assists with a planton tow in Aransas Bay.

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    The Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center is one of the many unique ecosystems within the Mission-Aransas Reserve. Many thousands of migrating birds pass through here and many stay on for the season.

  • TIDES (Training for the Integration of Decision-Making and Ecosystems Science)

    Outgoing TIDES bloggers for 2013 are (l to r) Catherine Buchalski at Mission-Aransas Reserve in Texas, Emily Troisi at Rookery Bay Reserve in Florida, and Meg Gardner at Waquoit Bay Reserve in Massachusetts.

  • TIDES (Training for the Integration of Decision-Making and Ecosystems Science)

    Emily Troisi at Rookery Bay Reserve in Florida

  • TIDES (Training for the Integration of Decision-Making and Ecosystems Science)

    Meg Gardner at Waquoit Bay Reserve in Massachusetts.