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Great Rivers
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit




Great Rivers CESU Director
Dr. Patrick Market
The School of Natural Resources
103 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-1496

Great Rivers CESU
Acting Research Coordinator
Dr. Tanya Shenk

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Elizabeth W. Prentice
GR-CESU Newsletter Editor
101 Gentry Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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    2019 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Workshop

    During the annual 2019 Ecological Society of America meeting, there will be a hands-on workshop titled "Apply your Science by Engaging and Communicating with Resource Managers." The goal is to enhance the relevance, planning, conduct, and communication of ecological research for management in protected areas. Participants will include academic and non-academic scientists, and resource managers from public agencies. The workshop is offered by the Schoodic Institute. Additional details are below.

    Time: Sunday, Aug 11, 8:00 - 11:30am
    Ecological Society of America annual meeting
    Louisville, KY

    Session Description:
    "Many ecological research projects aim to inform management and policy. However, researchers rarely engage managers and policy makers during their study, and results don’t always reach their intended audience. How can researchers maximize the likelihood that managers will be aware of their work and act on the results? For researchers not already working with resource managers, it can be difficult to find and establish relationships with managers, figure out what research they really need, and communicate research results in ways that are helpful to inform management actions. This process can be frustrating to managers, too – they generally want to base their decisions on science, but have difficulty finding the time to sift through the latest scientific literature. During the workshop, participants will generate their own plans for working with managers - how to contact them, identify management needs, refine project designs to ensure relevance to management, and communicate results so that managers and policymakers are most likely to act on them. The workshop will also feature case studies and data from a survey of researchers and scientists about needs for climate adaptation research."

    2020 Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds (ICRW)
    March 30 - April 2, 2020
    University of Georgia
    Tifton Campus Conference Center
    Tifton, Georgia U.S.A

    The Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds (ICRW) brings together watershed scientists, stakeholders, and managers to share scientific advances and management strategies to sustain the country’s water resources. The Conference highlights interdisciplinary research and synthesis on topics associated with watershed resilience, with a focus on solutions that integrate interacting environmental, social, economic, and political drivers of change.

    ICRW7 2020 - Enhancing Landscapes for Sustainable Intensification and Watershed Resiliency - offers a unique opportunity to engage with researchers from government, academic, non-profit, and community organizations working to protect, restore, and manage water resources from local- to national scales. In addition to oral and poster sessions and pre-conference workshops, ICRW7 is committed to providing conference goers with first-hand experience of local research sites and regional landscapes via field trips, which are scheduled mid-week at no extra cost to participants.

    Abstract submission opening soon
    Oral and poster abstracts will be invited on the conference topics and, when open, can be submitted using the online abstract submission system.

    We look forward to seeing you in Tifton, Georgia
    March 30 – April 2, 2020

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