Southeast CASC Regional Science Symposium
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
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.