PIE researchers present at New England Estuarine Research Society 2023 meeting

Two PIE researchers presented last week at the New England Estuarine Research Society 2023 meeting. Yuyang Wang, a Mount Holyoke undergraduate, gave a great talk about her MBL Semester in Environmental Science research project combining field data and modeling to look at competition between S. alterniflora and P. australis in PIE marshes. Jade Fiorilla, a PIE post-baccalaureate, presented an excellent poster describing her TIDE Project research using long term sediment elevation table data to investigate accretion rates and deposition events in salt marshes around Plum Island Sound, MA.

Yuyang Lang is standing at a podium with the first slide of her talk, titled "Understanding the outcome of competition between Spartina  alterniflora and Phragmites australis using a model and field collected data" projected on a screen to her left. The slide also shows an aerial view of green marsh with a blue tidal river running through it, and blue water and sky in the distance.Jade Fiorilla stands smiling in front of her poster at the Spring meeting of NEERS, alongside Anne Giblin, also smiling!


Left: Yuyang Wang; Right: Anne Giblin and Jade Fiorilla