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Southeast CASC Regional Science Symposium

Event Type: 
In Person
Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 to Friday, November 15, 2019
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New Orleans, LA

Goals of the Symposium:

  • Support climate adaptation efforts by sharing science resources and tools and providing natural and cultural resource managers and regional experts with an opportunity to share lessons learned and best practices.
  • Discuss and identify gaps and needs for actionable science that meets the requirements of managers for on-the-ground application.
  • Provide a venue for researchers, managers, and other resource people to share information about current activities, plans, and opportunities for collaboration.

Who should attend:

  • Researchers and managers working in the southeastern U.S., including the U.S. Caribbean, on climate impacts and adaptation for fish, wildlife, habitat, cultural resources.
  • Decision makers and practitioners from state fish and wildlife agencies, federal organizations, Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations, NGOs.

Session topics will include:

  • Climate exposure, impacts, and adaptation in the Southeast
  • Terrestrial habitat and species impacts in forest and grassland landscapes
  • Prescribed fire, wildfire, and land management
  • Adaptation evaluation
  • Cultural treatment of natural resources: A holistic, integrated approach to conservation
  • Coastal resilience: Perspectives from the social sciences
  • Ecosystem services
  • Ecological role of winter temperature extremes in the Southeast
  • Impacts to coastal & estuarine species’ habitats


Meeting Schedule:
Symposium sessions will begin at 8:00 am on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and conclude at 5:30 pm Thursday, Nov. 14. Friday morning is available for targeted working meetings, followed by a field trip. View meeting agenda.