Mallory Martin, Coordinator

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Mallory serves as Coordinator for both the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy and the South Atlantic Blueprint. He facilitates collaborative landscape-scale conservation across the Southeast.

Contact:, (919) 707-0121

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Rua Mordecai, Science Coordinator

Rua serves as Science Coordinator for both the South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints. He focuses on the technical details of integrating science and partners to improve the Blueprints, set explicit goals, and inform conservation decisions across the Southeast.

Contact:, (919) 707-0122

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Amy Keister, GIS Coordinator

Amy serves as GIS Coordinator for both the South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints. She focuses on improving the geospatial models underlying the Blueprints, and on developing user-friendly GIS tools and models to help support collaborative landscape scale conservation in the Southeast.

Contact:, (919) 707-0278

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Janet Cakir, Climate Change and Cultural Resources Coordinator

Janet focuses on the cultural, social, and economic components of LCC adaptation planning and understanding and communicating the ways people are culturally, socially, and economically connected with natural and cultural resources.

Contact:, (919) 707-0288

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Hilary Morris, Blueprint User Support & Communications


Hilary helps people use the both the South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints, and incorporates their feedback to make these tools more useful to everyone in the conservation community. She also takes the lead on communications for the South Atlantic Blueprint and the broader Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy.

Contact:, (919) 707-0252

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Louise Vaughn, Blueprint User Support

Louise is a conservation planner with North Carolina State University. She works on supporting users of the South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints as part of the user support team, incorporating user feedback to improve future versions of these landscape-scale conservation plans.

Contact:, (919) 270-8512

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Simeon Yurek, Ecologist


Simeon is a landscape and systems ecologist whose research focuses on understanding and predicting linkages between water management, hydrology, fisheries, and ecosystem services, under future scenarios of sea-level rise and climate change. For the next two years, he will contribute to the development of the South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint for addressing spatial conservation planning in the Southeast region.

Contact:, (919) 707-0118