North Carolina Fisheries and LEK | All Swell?

October 28, 2021

A look at the new research driving NC fisheries science

Genevieve and Kyra are joined by their first guests this week. They discuss Local Ecological Knowledge and get an insight into North Carolina Fisheries research being conducted by their peers and colleagues Samantha Farquar and Andrew McMains, both working on their PhDs at East Carolina University. Samantha discusses working with local NC fishers to research concerns with environmental change, while Andrew looks at how fishes use the inlets around the Outer Banks of North Carolina using acoustic methods. Tune in to learn about the latest efforts regarding fishing and climate change and how you can support your local East Coast fisheries!

If you would like to hear more from Samantha you can find her email here:  She is also presenting her work at the upcoming 151st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society .

Andrew can be contacted by emailing: he is also presenting at the AFS meeting on November 8, 2021

Show Transcription
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Genevieve “GG” Guerry, Kyra Hagge, Rory Kuczek, Kathryn Lienhard, and Nat Blackford

American Shoreline Podcast Network teamed up with graduate and professional students from student chapters of The Coastal Society to highlight voices in coastal science and management. Together they’ve created All Swell?, an innovative podcast that dives into current ocean and coastal issues, their potential solutions, and the people leading the way toward a more resilient future. The podcast creators and hosts this year are from East Carolina University and Duke University. Genevieve “GG” Guerry and Kyra Hagge are Ph.D. candidates at East Carolina. GG is interested in public health and aims to work on the public perception of forever chemicals such as PFAS in the Cape Fear watershed and climate migration. Kyra is integrating behavioral economics and social psychology with hydrogeology to tackle questions about pro-environmental behavior and adoption of green technology along the coast of North Carolina. Kathryn Lienhard, Nat Blackford, and Rory Kuczek are Master of Environmental Management students at Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. Kathryn is interested in coastal resilience, ecosystem restoration, and community engagement. She is currently working at Duke’s Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC. Nat is interested in how we manage our coastal ecosystems - from coastal forests to marshes to seagrass meadows. These coastal environments are some of the most densely populated areas on the planet, have huge ecological and cultural significance, and sequester and store large amounts of carbon. Aurora Kuczek, is a master of Environmental Management student at Duke University studying Ecosystem Science and Conservation. She is interested in coastal restoration, particularly as it relates to wildlife conservation, and how local communities can get involved in restoration processes to make real change for their environments they are closely intertwined with and rely upon to survive.