The next CESU Council meeting will take place on November 14 at the Main Interior Building, Washington, D.C. Contact Cheri Yost for details.
The annual meeting of partners will take place in November 15. See the CESU website for details.
The annual meeting of partners will take place in December 9-11 at University of Nevada, Reno. Participating Organizations include:
Great Basin Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit,
Great Basin Environmental Program,
Great Basin Fire Science Delivery Project,
Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative,
Great Basin Research and Management Partnership, and
Great Basin Restoration Initiative. There will be iInformative presentations on research projects and emerging natural resource issues. For more information visit the Great Basin Consortium's website.
UPDATE: this meeting has been postponed. Date TBD.
The Chesapeake Watershed CESU is sponsoring a workshop on March 28, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, at the Westin Annapolis Hotel. The agenda will include an introduction and tour of the new National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, climate change presentations by Dr. Shawn Carter, Senior Scientist at the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (USGS), Dr. Don Boesch, President of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, update on Chesapeake Watershed CESU climate change related activities, and introductions to the federal partners and university/research institution representatives. To register, visit: http://ian.umces.edu/link/cwcesu/
The Bi-Annual Great Rivers Cooperative Ecosystems Studies (CESU) Unit Conference will be September 10-11 at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL. Tentatively, the Great Plains CESU and the Great Lakes CESU will be joining in this meeting. See the Great Rivers CESU website for an agenda and registration information. Note that this meeting was originally scheduled for April.
The annual meeting of partners took place in Flagstaff, Arizona, September 16, 2013, in conjunction with the 12th Biennial Colorado Plateau Conference of Science and Management.
The Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau was initiated in 1989 by the then Cooperative Park Studies Unit to bring researchers and park managers together to identify key issues and to provide technical assistance or plan research to address these issues. The purpose of the conference has not changed since its inception but the scale has been greatly expanded. Because one of the goals of Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units is to provide usable science to land managers, it seemed like a logical step for the CPCESU to assume a coordination role for the conference. As a result, in 2011, the Colorado Plateau CESU assumed a leadership role for the conference.
Northern Arizona stepped forward and the Office of the Vice President for Research chaired the conference. The CPCESU Director and others served on the planning committee and assisted with fund raising. In 2013, the 12th Conference was again hosted by NAU. However, the USGS Southwest Biological Science Center provided funding for a conference coordinator (Lara Schmit) and also provided the Deputy Director, Barb Ralston to serve as co-program chair with Ron Hiebert, the CPCESU Director. A year of hard work by the CPCESU and its partners resulted in a highly successful conference this September. Seven of our nine Federal partners and sixteen of our twenty-eight non-federal partners participated as sponsors, symposia organizers, and paper and poster presenters.
The conference begins with Clients' Day, and meeting rooms are made available without cost for side meetings, workshops, and a CPCESU partner's meeting. This year, Clients' Day included 6 side meetings and 2 workshops. The conference was kicked off by a keynote address by David Wilcove, Professor of ecology, evolutionary biology, and public affairs at Princeton University and the author of two books. The conference accepted some 300 abstracts, which were presented during 21 symposia, contributed paper sessions, and an evening poster session.
Despite the sequestration and Federal agency bans on conference participation, the conference attracted more than 400 participants. Topics included night skies, weathering of ruins repair, dealing with climate change, alternative energy, dust issues, restoration, the Four Forest Restoration Program, invasive species, and management of Bison on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. The conference also presented the opportunity for students to give their first professional papers or posters.
We feel this year's conference was one of the best, fulfilling the purpose of bringing researchers, students, and land managers together to learn and to plan for dealing with complex issues that face us in the future. For program details and abstracts, please visit the conference web site.
The annual meeting of the CESU was held via teleconference on September 17. Contact CESU Director David Duffy or see the website for more information.
The executive committee meetings took place at the USGS Fort Collins (Colorado) Science Center, October 2, 2013. The federal managers meeting, scheduled for October 1, was cancelled due to government furloughs. Visit the Rocky Mountain CESU website for information.
The 12th Annual CESU Business Meeting was held
October 2-3, 2013 at
Duke University, Durham, NC. Federal partners were not able to attend due to government furloughs. All oral and poster presentations are posted online for those unable to attend: http://psaccesu.uga.edu/h/news.html
This year's meeting was held June 12 and 13 and hosted by the University of Rhode Island on its Narragansett Bay Campus, the home of the Graduate School of Oceanography and the adjacent EPA Atlantic Ecology Division Laboratory, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Narragansett Laboratory - NOAA, and, of course, the glorious boundary of Narragansett Bay. See http://www.ci.uri.edu/naccesu/ for more information.
The Council meeting was held April 16 at 9:30 at the Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C. The Council voted to renew four CESUs: Californian, Great Rivers, North and West Alaska, and Piedmont - South Atlantic Coast. Contact Cheri Yost at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Pacific Northwest CESU annual partners meeting was held April 23 on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. There was a business meeting in the morning, followed by a special session with invited speakers on the topic of Hazards and Response. Contact Program Coordinator Teresa Bresee for more information at email@example.com.
The CESU Directors conference call was March 21. Contact Cheri Yost at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The annual meeting of partners took place in San Antonio, Texas, March 4-6. Contact Todd Snelgrove for more details or visit the Gulf Coast CESU website.
The annual meeting of partners will take place in January 14-16 at Boise State University. The annual GB-CESU business meeting will be on Monday, January 14 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. A meeting of the GB-LCC Steering will take place on Wednesday, January 16, for those that are members or who wish to attend to learn more about this organization. Contact Michael Collopy for more details or visit the Great Basin CESU website.
June 12 to 14, the CESU Network National Meeting was held at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. The meeting brought together partners from across the country to share outstanding examples of science, stewardship, and education in the spirit of collaborative conservation. The program included plenary sessions, discussion sessions, a poster reception, new member orientation, CESU Directors' meeting, federal managers' meeting, and external activities, with opportunities to exchange information with conservation leaders from across government, academia, and the nongovernmental conservation community.
The annual meeting of partners took place on June 12 in Washington, DC, during the CESU Network National Meeting. Contact contact email@example.com for more details.
The annual meeting of partners took place on June 12 in Washington, DC, during the CESU Network National Meeting. Contact contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The annual meeting of partners took place on September 25. Contact Keith Belli for more details or visit the Southern Appalachian Mountains CESU website.
The annual meeting of partners took place in Estes Park, Colorado, October 5. Contact Lisa Gerloff for more details or visit the Rocky Mountains CESU website.
The annual meeting of partners took place in Charleston, South Carolina, October 11 to 12. Contact Jim Sweeney for more details or visit the Piedmont South Atlantic CESU website.
The semi annual meeting took place in Washington, DC, on October 11. CESU Council members and alternates and CESU directors may contact Cheri Yost for more information.
The annual meeting of partners took place in San Francisco, California, November 14. Contact Ruxin Liu for more details or visit the Californian CESU website.