The June 2023 installment of the “Science on the Sound” Lecture Series will be held at 6 pm on June 14 at the Coastal Studies Institute on the ECU Outer Banks Campus. This monthly, in-person, lecture series brings perspectives from all over the state and highlights coastal topics in northeastern North Carolina. In June,  Joe Madison, US Fish and Wildlife North Carolina Program Manager for the Red Wolf Recovery Program will present “Red Wolf Revitalization: Current Status of the Red Wolf”.
During the program, Madison will present the work of the Red Wolf Recovery program as he leads a discussion on red wolves, their complex history, current population status, the Red Wolf Recovery Program, and the actions being taken to recover this amazing species.

Madison has been a wildlife biologist for the Federal government for over 26 years, including the last 6 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wolf Recovery Program. He has spent the vast majority of his career as a Federal wildlife biologist working on various aspects of endangered and at-risk species management, including direct species management, habitat management, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation, collaborative partnerships, etc. Animals his work has covered include the red wolf, Cuban boa, California condor, gray wolf, various sea turtle species, black bear, grizzly bear, and Canada lynx.

Image courtesy of Eve Turek.

Image courtesy of Leigh Gill.

Image courtesy of USFWS.

The program is free to attend and open to the public. For those unable to make it, the program will be live-streamed, as well as archived for later viewing, on the CSI YouTube Channel.

Led by East Carolina University (ECU), The Coastal Studies Institute is a multi-institutional research and educational partnership of the UNC System including North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University.


Based at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) advances inter-disciplinary marine energy solutions across UNC System partner colleges of engineering at NC State University, UNC Charlotte, and NC A&T University.  Click on the links below for more information.




ECU's Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) is a leader in coastal and marine research, education, and engagement.   ECU ICP includes the Coastal Studies Institute, ECU's Department of Coastal Studies, and ECU Diving and Water Safety.


The faculty and staff at the Coastal Studies Institute come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, as well as departments and organizations including ECU Department of Biology, ECU Department of Coastal Studies, NC Sea Grant, the North Carolina Renewable Energy Program, and the UNC Institute for the Environment.


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The ECU Outer Banks campus is home to the Coastal Studies Institute.
Located on Roanoke Island along the banks of the second largest estuary
in the United States, this coastal campus spans 213 acres of marshes, scrub wetlands, forested wetlands, and estuarine ecosystems.