This webpage is the archive of the virtual conference that took place on March 15, 2018 through the ForestryWebinars.net portal.
The Cooperative Ecosystem Study Units (CESU) located in the Southeast U.S. present this virtual conference 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 conference, 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 Conference 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.
Please use the following links for the agenda, recordings of the morning and afternoon sessions (YouTube videos) and the PDF documents containing the abstracts and speaker biographies.
Collaboration Among Regional CESUs
Chesapeake Bay, Gulf Coast, Piedmont-South Atlantic, Southern Appalachian Mountains, and South Florida Caribbean. The planning committee began work to develop the conference beginning in 2016 with a diverse group comprised of CESU leaders, Federal agency representatives, and motivated faculty. The webinar portal is a service of the Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office, North Carolina State University’s Extension Forest Resources, Texas AgrLife Extension Service, other participating land-grant universities, the USDA, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service , the USDA Forest Service and the USDA Northeast Climate Hub.