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This virtual conference is open to faculty, staff and students and to those at Federal and State agencies interested in natural resources research and technology transfer though
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units.

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 navigation buttons above to see the agenda/schedule of presenters. 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. This is a free webinar, but clicking on First or Second session buttons above can allow you to set a calendar reminder to attend. Be sure to use the “How to Join the Webinar Button” on each sessions’ page to understand the format and webinar delivery technology.

A diverse planning committee began work to develop the conference beginning in 2016 with a diverse group comprised on CESU leaders, Federal agency representatives, and motivated faculty.  The virtual technology for the morning and afternoon sessions of the conference is provided by the Webinar Portal for Forestry and Natural Resources.  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.