Lisa Auermuller

Coastal community vulnerability; Coastal Training Program

Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES)

Lisa Auermuller is the Watershed Coordinator for the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve in Tuckerton, NJ. In her role at the Reserve, Lisa's duties include assessing the needs of coastal decision makers and providing relevant and timely training opportunities. These programs are designed to better inform decision makers of the research that is being conducted in the reserve, the competing uses of New Jersey's coastal zone and the impacts that decisions have on watershed quality. Most recently, Lisa's primary areas of interest have been in stormwater management, climate change and coastal community vulnerability as it relates to sea level rise. Lisa has been working with a variety of partners to develop tools and protocols to help communities understand their risks, plan for those risks and put adaptation measures into place.