Student Awards

Congratulations to the 11 students who received travel awards from GERS to attend CERF 2019! Keep up the good work!

Student Award applications for the CERF 2021 meeting

Awards of $170 will be offered to students (graduate and undergraduate) to help defray the costs associated with the CERF meeting. 


Alizia Barnes - Texas A&M University

Ryan Fukawa - Texas A&M University

Julia Sweet - University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Lauren Clance - University of South Alabama


Matt Byrnes - University of Southern Mississippi

Simen Kaalstad - Texas A&M University

Jacob Doty - Texas A&M University

GERS is an affiliate society of the Coastal Estuarine Research Federation (CERF). We encourage you to join and support CERF! CERF members receive great benefits, influding 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 Research Society (ACCERS)

Contact Us

Please email us with any questions at

Gulf Estuarine Research Society 

703 E. Beach Dr., 

Ocean Springs, MS 39564 USA

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