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TXSER 2016 Year-End Review:
Message from TXSER's Outgoing President
TXSER wrapped up another successful conference last month. It was a great opportunity to spend time in a relaxed atmosphere, thinking and learning about restoration. The annual TXSER conference is one of the highlights of my year.
As I wrap up my last term as TXSER President, I'm optimistic about our future. Restoration is something that average citizens can understand and appreciate, especially if we take the time to get them into our sites and share our enthusiasm. I will continue to participate on the TXSER board, now as West Texas Representative, and I am confident that our new leaders will continue to help the organization grow and thrive.
I hope that you will all take some time during the holiday season to spend time with friends and family in an ecosystem that you love. There is nothing that refreshes and inspires more!
TXSER Board President (outgoing)
Research & Monitoring Ecologist
The Nature Conservancy
We are grateful to Charlotte for her her 4 years serving as the President of TXSER's Board of Directors. Charlotte contributed countless hours to the organization during a time of growth and change. Under her leadership, we developed the organization's capacity and responsiveness, and improved our networking, communication and collaboration between scientists and practitioners. We have all benefited from Charlotte's knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for restoration.
Briefly describe your ongoing efforts/interest in ecological restoration.I work on the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster restoration efforts. I am a part of the science team at Ocean Conservancy. A lot of my work is to ensure that the best available science is incorporated into restoration policy. Right now I am leading a project to determine ecological indicators to track restoration progress across restoration projects and programs.
Briefly describe if, and how, climate change has affected your work.Climate change is something I think about a lot when recommending different restoration projects. It needs to be considered when selecting projects to try and select those projects that either enhance resiliency or will still be relevant as sea level rises.
Beach Evening Primrose(Oenothera drummondii) Photo credit: W.D. & Dolphia Bransford, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Describe your favorite outdoor activity.
I love anything on a boat. Whether it is kayaking or canoeing in lakes and rivers, or traveling along the coast. I love being on the water.
What is your favorite Texas plant and/or animal? Beach evening primrose (Oenothera drummondii) is one of my favorite plants to see on the beach. It stands out among the sand and vegetation and is so beautiful and delicate.