The Cooperative Ecosystem Study Units (CESU) located in the Southeast U.S. present this virtual rally as a forum to bring together resource managers and research scientists to discuss findings and management needs associated with the waters, lands, resources, climate and cultures of the southeastern United States. The theme of the Rally, Collaboration and Cooperation in Protecting Resources and Ecosystems, refers to the additive and synergistic nature of the partnerships that the CESU National Network seeks to foster.
The goal of the 2018 Southeast Regional CESU Virtual Rally is to disseminate and facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary applied projects in the general area of conservation science and management. Thematic areas include Conservation Science and Management of Natural and Cultural Resources; Regional research; and Education. The morning and afternoon sessions (two different webinars) will include presentations by federal CESU partners who will describe their agency vision for research partnerships, highlight research needs, and funding opportunities. Additional speakers will highlight projects of each participating CESUs: Chesapeake Bay, Gulf Coast, Piedmont-South Atlantic, Southern Appalachian Mountains, and South Florida Caribbean.
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