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Strategic forest and wildland fire management is necessary to safeguard urban water supplies

Forest landscapes are key resource areas for urban water supplies. All forests combined generate an estimated 57% of runoff worldwide, and provide water for more than 4 billion people. Water supply is one of several critical water services provided by forests—other water services are hydropower, providing cooling water for electric power plants, water for irrigation, [...]

By |September 3rd, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Strategic forest and wildland fire management is necessary to safeguard urban water supplies

Sharing science to support climate adaptation

On November 13-15, 2019 the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center will be hosting a Regional Science Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana. This symposium is intended for researchers and managers working in the southeastern United States, including the U.S. Caribbean, on climate impacts and adaptation for fish, wildlife, habitat, and cultural resources. Decision makers and practitioners [...]

By |August 13th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Sharing science to support climate adaptation

Developing the Good Map for the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

Shared from Addie’s post on the Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy blog The Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (better known as SERPPAS) has been collaborating at the intersection of protecting military readiness, conserving natural and working lands and sustaining communities for the last 14 years. The critical equation for accomplishing this mission in the [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Developing the Good Map for the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability

Functional diversity of South Atlantic fish communities

There’s nothing fishy about functional diversity! I am pleased to announce that back in October (2018), my co-authors and I published a research article in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society titled “State and Regional-Scale Patterns and Drivers of Freshwater Fish Functional Diversity in the Southeastern US.” This work was primarily conducted to assess the [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Functional diversity of South Atlantic fish communities
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Introducing SARP’s new tool to prioritize aquatic barriers across the Southeast

Cross-posted with permission from SARP's online news. IT’s HERE! The Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) just released a NEW tool to prioritize dams and road-stream crossing barriers across the entire SARP region. This tool created by the Conservation Biology Institute and SARP allows partners to prioritize dams and road-stream crossings for potential removal or remediation [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Introducing SARP’s new tool to prioritize aquatic barriers across the Southeast

Newly revised & digitized range map of southeastern pine savannas and woodlands

For the first time, we have produced a digitized and newly revised range map of longleaf and slash pine savannas and woodlands across the Southeast. This range map incorporates the latest information on the geographic variation among pine savanna and woodland communities, which will be critical for prioritizing regional conservation, restoration, and management strategies. To [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Newly revised & digitized range map of southeastern pine savannas and woodlands

Learn how others in the South Atlantic are adapting to climate change using the new Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)!

If you’re looking for information on how to adapt to climate change, check out the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE). CAKE is a knowledge sharing platform featuring high-quality climate change adaptation case studies, tools, and resources spanning all phases of the adaptation process (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring). Drawing from the feedback of their [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Member Blog|Comments Off on Learn how others in the South Atlantic are adapting to climate change using the new Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)!

NOAA RESTORE Science Program funding opportunity on long-term trends is now open

The NOAA RESTORE Science Program’s funding competition on long-term trends is now open. This funding competition continues the Science Program’s commitment to producing timely and high-quality scientific findings and products to support the management and sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including its fisheries. The priority for this competition is identifying, tracking, understanding, and/or predicting trends [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|Member Blog|Comments Off on NOAA RESTORE Science Program funding opportunity on long-term trends is now open

Collaborative study offers insight on protecting valuable coastal resources based on “tipping points” for indicator species

News from the North Atlantic LCC: A new paper published by a team of scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Ocean & Coastal Management synthesizes existing information on ecological thresholds related to environmental changes -- including sea-level rise and coastal storms -- for 45 species of coastal fish, [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Collaborative study offers insight on protecting valuable coastal resources based on “tipping points” for indicator species

Feedback needed for continental conservation vision in the East

As conservationists, we know the countless threats facing our natural world today. And while these challenges can sometimes feel insurmountable, we also recognize that there are things we can do – partnerships we can forge, actions we can take, and policies we can implement – to help protect and restore wild places. Most recently, E.O. [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Feedback needed for continental conservation vision in the East