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Ian Church

University of Southern Mississippi

Division of Marine Science

1020 Balch Blvd.
Stennis Space Center
MS  39529  

ian.church@usm.edu

Project List:

Consortium for Oil Spill Exposure Pathways in Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Conference Presentations - 23

2017

Church, I. (2017). Multibeam sonar water column data processing tools to support coastal ecosystem science. In Acoustics 17 Boston. Boston, MA : 06/25/17-06/29/17.
Church, I., Greer, A., Quas, L., & Williamson, M. (2017). Multibeam water column filtering methods to improve data management and bio-acoustic interpretation. In GeoHab 2017. Halifax, Canada : 05/01/17-05/05/17: Poster.
Church, I., Greer, A., Williamson, M., & Quas, L. (2017). Multibeam Water Column Data Processing Techniques to Facilitate Bio-Acoustic Interpretation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Church, I., Quas, L., & Williamson, M. (2017). Multibeam Water Column Data Processing Techniques to Facilitate Scientific Bio-Acoustic Interpretation. In U.S. HYDRO 2017 Conference. Galveston, TX : 03/20/17-03/23/17.
Greer, A., Church, I., Chiaverano, L., Williamson, M., Briseno-Avena, C., & Cowen, R. (2017). Combining Multibeam Acoustics and In Situ Imaging to Resolve Patch Structure of Shrimp Aggregations and Gelatinous Zooplankton in Relation to Hypoxia. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
OBrien, S., Dykstra, S., Quas, L., Dzwonkowski, B., Howden, S., Wallace, D., et al. (2017). Characterizing Spatial and Temporal Changes of the Suspended Particulate Matter in the Mississippi Sound and Mississippi Bight. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Quas, L., Church, I., Obrien, S. J., & Wiggert, J. (2017). Correlating high-resolution multibeam sonar backscatter with benthic sediment grain-size distributions to aid numerical modeling in the Mississipi Bight. In GeoHab 2017. Halifax, Canada : 05/01/17-05/05/17: Poster.
Quas, L., Church, I., OBrien, S. J., Wiggert, J., & Williamson, M. (2017). Application of high-resolution multibeam sonar backscatter to guide oceanographic investigations in the Mississippi Bight. In U.S. HYDRO 2017 Conference. Galveston, TX : 03/20/17-03/23/17.
Quas, L., Church, I., & Williamson, M. (2017). Correlation of benthic sediment grain-size distributions to high-resolution multibeam sonar backscatter in the Mississippi Bight. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Williamson, M., Church, I., & Quas, L. (2017). Using multibeam sonar water column backscatter to examine physical oceanography variability in the coastal environment of the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In U.S. HYDRO 2017 Conference. Galveston, TX : 03/20/17-03/23/17.
Williamson, M., Church, I., Quas, L., Greer, A., & Briseno-Avena, C. (2017). Visualizing the structure of freshwater plumes in the coastal Gulf of Mexico using high frequency multibeam sonar water column backscatter. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Church, I., Williamson, M., Quas, L., & Jacobs, G. (2016). Reducing Uncertainty In Multibeam Sonar Depth Estimates Through Integration With High Resolution Numerical Models. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Deary, A. L., Hoover, A. M., Hernandez, F. J., Cowen, R. K., Church, I., Krause, J. W., et al. (2016). CONCORDE: Preliminary distribution of plankton along three sampling corridors in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Graham, M., Shiller, A., Wiggert, J., Hernandez, F., Howden, S., Martin, K., et al. (2016). The CONsortium for oil spill exposure pathways in COastal River-Dominated Ecosystems (CONCORDE) --- Year one activities and results. In 14th Symposium on the Coastal Environment Meeting Title, 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA : 01/11/16-01/14/16.
Greer, A. T., Church, I., Williamson, M. H., Briseno-Avena, C., Boyette, A. D., Cowen, R. K., et al. (2016). Acoustical and Optical Characterization of Marine Snow Layers in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Layer Types and Mechanisms of Formation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Hernandez, F. J., Cowen, R. K., Church, I., Krause, J. W., Deary, A. L., Greer, A. T., et al. (2016). CONCORDE: Environmental Observations and Planktonic Processes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
O'Brien, S., Fitzpatrick, P., Dzwonkowski, B., Dykstra, S., Wallace, D., Church, I., et al. (2016). Multivariate analysis of the influences of oceanic and meteorological processes on suspended particulate matter distributions in Mississippi coastal waters. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
O'Brien, S. J., Fitzpatrick, P., Dzwonkowski, B., Wallace, D. J., Church, I., & Wiggert, J. D. (2016). Influence of Physical Processes on the Concentration of Suspended Particulate Matter Derived from MODIS Reflectance at 645 nm in the Mississippi Sound. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Quas, L., Church, I., Williamson, M., & Wiggert, J. (2016). Application of High-Resolution Multibeam Sonar Backscatter to Estimate Benthic Sediment Type Distributions in the Mississippi Bight. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Williamson, M., Church, I., Quas, L., & Greer, A. (2016). High Frequency Multibeam Sonar Water Column Backscatter: A 3D View of Water Column Acoustic Anomalies to Facilitate Ecosystem Science. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.

2015

Church, I. (2015). Monitoring benthic habitats within Mississippi Sound using high precision multibeam sonar. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Church, I. (2015). The integration of hydrodynamic numerical models with hydrographic data collection and processing. In U.S. HYDRO 2015 – Hypack Conference. National Harbor, MD : 03/16/15-03/19/15.
Deary, A. L., Hernandez, F. J., Cowen, R. K., Church, I., Greer, A. T., & Graham, W. M. (2015). Using plankton aggregations to understand oil distribution in nearshore river-dominated ecosystems in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In 39th Annual Larval Fish Conference. Vienna, Austria : 07/12/15-07/17/15: Poster.