GERS Board

2022 - 2023

President
Kelly Darnell

School of Ocean Science and Engineering 
The University of Southern Mississippi
​Ocean Springs, MS


President Elect

Charlie Martin

IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station 
The University of Florida
Cedar Key, FL


Past President
Megan La Peyre

U.S. Geological Survey
Louisiana Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit
School of Renewable Natural Resources
LSU Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Secretary/Treasurer
Zachary Darnell

School of Ocean Science and Engineering 
The University of Southern Mississippi
​Ocean Springs, MS


Student representative
Caitlin Turner

Graduate Research Assistant
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA



Social media coordinator
Emelia Marshall

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Dauphin Island, AL


Member-at-Large
Benjamin Walther

Associate Professor 
Texas A&M University
​Corpus Christi, TX





Member-at-Large
Stephanie Archer

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Chauvin, LA


GERS is an affiliate society of the Coastal Estuarine Research Federation (CERF). CERF members receive great benefits, including access to an international job board and tools for early career scientists to become leaders in their fields. Regular GERS dues may also be paid at the same time as CERF dues. Join or renew your CERF membership today!


Other CERF Affiliates:

  • Southeast Estuarine Research Society (SERS)
  • Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS)
  • Pacific Estuarine Research Society (PERS)
  • California Estuarine Research Society (CERS)
  • New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS)
  • Atlantic Canada Coastal Estuarine Science (ACCESS)


Contact Us

Please email us with any questions at GERSSecretary@gmail.com

Gulf Estuarine Research Society 

703 E. Beach Dr., 

Ocean Springs, MS 39564 USA




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