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Job: Assistant extension professor

Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for an assistant extension professor of marine fisheries in its Biloxi, Miss., office. The successful applicant will have affiliations with Mississippi State University Extension Service and the...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Oct 05, 2016

Climbing the tree of tool selection

As I’ve written about before, a person can get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of tools and models available when addressing climate change. Whether you are a natural resource manager looking to help marshes adapt to sea-level rise or a community...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Sep 22, 2016

NOAA-independent red snapper stock assessment is underway

The red snapper is a popular target of the sport fishing and commercial fishing industries throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Historical overharvesting resulted in an overfished red snapper population. Under current federal and state management measures...

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By: LaDon Swann / Published: Sep 20, 2016

Study investigates how tiger shrimp may affect native Gulf shrimp

When a new species appears in the Gulf of Mexico, it can cause concern and raise a lot of questions. Which habitat does it prefer? What will it eat? What will eat it?

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One of these species of concern is the invasive tiger shrimp (Penaeus...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 19, 2016

Floodplain managers, planners visualize future flooding impacts

Suppose the City of Biloxi’s population doubled and you had to determine where to locate new infrastructure and housing to accommodate another 40,000+ people. That’s what participants of the Gulf Coast Community Flood Resilience Workshop were...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Sep 19, 2016