Rua Mordecai

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About Rua Mordecai

Rua coordinates science for the South Atlantic and Southeast Blueprints. He helps integrate feedback from users, local experts, and ongoing research to improve the Blueprints.

South Atlantic LCC Coordinator position will be posted on USAJOBS soon

Interested in being the Coordinator for the South Atlantic LCC? Know someone else who might be? Sometime in the next month, the coordinator position will be posted on USAJOBS. This is will be great opportunity to help take your cooperative to the next level. There'll be an update sent out once the job is posted. [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic LCC Coordinator position will be posted on USAJOBS soon

Blueprint 2.0 workshops complete

Last Thursday was the final Blueprint 2.0 workshop. A very diverse group of about 25 people got together in the NC State Visualization Lab to review draft Blueprint layers and talk about the conservation future of the South Atlantic region. Just like in other workshops, I floated between groups listening to conversations, providing additional info [...]

By |April 6th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Blueprint 2.0 workshops complete

Working with Ken and his recent passing

As many of you already know, Ken passed away at the end of January. During and after his struggle with cancer, there was a huge outpouring of support (to see some of it click here). His life and work touched so many people that I can't do it justice in this short blog post. What I [...]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Working with Ken and his recent passing

Ecosystem indicator revisions complete: Data access and next steps

Huge thanks to the more than 50 people from a diverse range of state, nonprofit, and federal organizations who were part of the ecosystem indicator testing and revision process. The revision process is now complete and the GIS layers for all the indicators are now up on the Conservation Planning Atlas. What's next? Later this month, [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Ecosystem indicator revisions complete: Data access and next steps

New South Atlantic report on threats to ecological systems

As you probably have noticed, most of the discussion about ecosystems within your Cooperative has been about the broad ecosystem types (Forested wetland, Marine, Upland hardwood, etc). Are there specific, finer-scale ecological systems that might fall through the cracks looking at such broad ecosystems? This new report assesses threats to the 72 terrestrial ecological systems [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on New South Atlantic report on threats to ecological systems

Due Jan 15: Comments on pine woodland, savanna, and prairie indicators

The Pine Woodland, Savanna, and Prairie Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Pine Woodland, Savanna, and Prairie Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until Jan 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org). Here are the proposed changes to the Indicators: Index [...]

By |January 8th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Due Jan 15: Comments on pine woodland, savanna, and prairie indicators

Due Jan 15: Comments on freshwater marsh indicators

The Tidal and Nontidal Freshwater Marsh Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Tidal and Nontidal Freshwater Marsh Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until Jan 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org). Here are the proposed changes to the indicators: Index [...]

By |January 8th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Due Jan 15: Comments on freshwater marsh indicators

Due Jan 15: Comments on marine indicators

The Marine Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Marine Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until Jan 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org). Here are the proposed changes to the Marine Indicators: Abundance of gag grouper Index of potential hardbottom [...]

By |January 7th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Due Jan 15: Comments on marine indicators

Due Jan 15: Comments on waterscapes Indicators

The Waterscapes Ecosystem Team now has recommendations for revisions to your cooperative's Waterscapes Indicators. These changes are now open for comment until Jan 15th. You can either comment at the bottom of this post or email me directly (rua@southatlanticlcc.org). Here are the proposed changes to the Waterscapes Indicators: Index of fish passage Index of fresh [...]

By |January 7th, 2015|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on Due Jan 15: Comments on waterscapes Indicators

GCP LCC project funding – Statements of interest due Jan 31

The Gulf Coast Prairie LCC is now accepting statements of interest for 2015 projects. Projects include: Quantification of Alligator Gar recruitment dynamics Shallow water (intertidal) oyster reef mapping Guadalupe Bass flow-ecology relationships Validation and refinement of a Mottled Duck Habitat Conservation Decision Support Tool Impacts of habitat fragmentation on Northern Bobwhite populations in the GCP [...]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Blueprint Staff Blog|Comments Off on GCP LCC project funding – Statements of interest due Jan 31