During this presentation Dr. Yeates will give a brief overview of the research and stewardship activities at the South Slough Reserve, located in the Coos Bay Watershed. We will sink our waders deep in mudflat research, follow the stream with lamprey and Coho salmon monitoring, walk across historic pastures into restored wetlands and sit in the shade of the forest canopy…and all without leaving your chair!
Dr. Alice Yeates is the Stewardship Coordinator at the South Slough National Estuarine Research
Reserve. Prior to working at the Reserve, Alice received a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and
Conservation Biology from Griffith University and went on to complete her Ph.D. at the University of
Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Alice grew up in Bundjalung country on Australia’s east coast and her
passion for the natural world has guided her to work in many different ecological systems, including
tropical, sub-tropical and temperate forests; fossilized and modern coral reefs; and coastal wetlands.
Along with field and ecological modelling experience, Alice has published work focusing on the role of
disturbance in coastal wetland dynamics, biological control establishment and success, competition
between invasive and native plants, and restoration of native forests following invasive species