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South Atlantic LCC Third Thursday Web Forum

February 18th, 2016: “Improving the Blueprint: updates and discussion on Blueprint 2.1 and indicator revisions” with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC Continuing with a yearly revision cycle for both the Conservation Blueprint and the underlying ecosystem indicators, your cooperative staff will report out on progress made so far toward Blueprint 2.1. This smaller, data-driven update will [...]

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South Atlantic LCC Third Thursday Web Forum

January 21st, 2016: "Functional Diversity of South Atlantic LCC Fish Communities" with Joshua Epstein, University of Florida Functional diversity (FD) represents the diversity of traits in a system, and is important in influencing many aspects of ecosystem functioning. Taking a trait-based approach to test the success of South Atlantic LCC indicators, we measured freshwater fish tropic, [...]

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November 19th, 2015: “South Atlantic salt marsh mapping: An update on regional mapping and synthesis” with Tom Allen, East Carolina University Salt marshes are essential resources for coastal conservation, yet mapping their extensive distribution with spatial accuracy and thematic detail important to conservation has remained a challenge. The vulnerability of salt marshes to sea level rise also [...]

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October 15th, 2015: "Tracing impacts: Connecting conservation actions to indicators" with Christy Ihlo, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions & South Atlantic LCC Being able to effectively use limited resources is essential to conservation. Understanding the potential impacts of management actions can help to achieve that goal. A team of researchers from Duke University is [...]

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September 17th, 2015: "Advancing species distribution models to identify restoration sites for Bachman's sparrow (Peucaea aestivalis) in an urbanizing environment" with Bradley Pickens, Postdoctoral Research Associate, South Atlantic LCC The fire-dependent longleaf pine savanna ecosystem occupies only 3-5% of its historic range, and recently, a great emphasis has been placed on restoration. Meanwhile, rapid urban development continues in the southeast; [...]

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August 20th, 2015: "Progress, challenges, and opportunities in landscape-scale decision support for freshwater aquatic conservation" with Ashton Drew, KDV Decision Analysis For this presentation, Ashton will highlight primary outcomes and lessons learned from her recent work to develop landscape-scale models in support of Strategic Habitat Conservation of rare, endemic freshwater aquatic species in the South Atlantic [...]

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July 16th, 2015:  "Mapping the ocean: The value of marine assessments in conserving important resources" with Mary Conley, The Nature Conservancy It is an important time for ocean management when new and expanding uses are placing additional pressure on our marine environments. Understanding where existing resources are located and what areas are being used is [...]

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June 18th, 2015:  "Have your say! An increased focus on removing barriers to Blueprint implementation" with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC Rua will highlight your Cooperative’s plans for an increased focus in the upcoming year on removing barriers to Blueprint implementation. The South Atlantic LCC will continue to work toward improving the science, but concentrate [...]

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May 21st, 2015: "SEACAP: Assessing Aquatic Connectivity in the Southeast" with Erik Martin, The Nature Conservancy This presentation will provide an overview of the methods, results, and tool for the Southeast Aquatic Connectivity Assessment Project's (SEACAP) recently completed assessment of aquatic connectivity in the Southeast. The Nature Conservancy and SARP, with funding from the South Atlantic [...]

By |May 21st, 2015|0 Comments

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April 16th, 2015: "Blueprint 2.0 workshops and next steps" with Rua Mordecai, South Atlantic LCC Rua will provide an update on the recently-completed round of Blueprint 2.0 workshops. Your cooperative convened 8 workshops in Raleigh, Atlanta, Tallahassee, and Charleston over the last month, attended by almost 200 people from 65 organizations who helped shape the direction of [...]

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