Thanks to all who made the conference a success!  We will see you next time!

We are pleased to host the 2014 Symposium at the Mobile Convention Center in Mobile, AL. The two-day event will include five concurrent sessions with over 105 presentations. Key topics will include water quality: assessing and improving water in a changing coastal landscape; living resources: understanding the flora and fauna of coastal ecosystems; habitat management: conservation and restoration for sustainable ecosystems; community resiliency: advancing economic viability and hazard resiliency; and monitoring, modeling, and communities: towards a better understanding of status and trends of estuarine ecosystem components.

The 2014 Alabama Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of many individuals, organizations, and local leaders. We greatly appreciate all of the researchers, industry representatives, community organizations, and others who submitted such high-quality abstracts to the Symposium for oral and poster presentations. We are confident that the sound science and practical knowledge shared will be valuable to the many diverse groups working toward a healthier and more sustainable Gulf Coast both now and in the future.