Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Conference, March 14-16, 2018

Draft Agenda

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

8:00 AM Registration desk opens (StateView Hotel Lobby) & poster set up begins
Posters available for review throughout the meeting
3:30 - 6:00 PM Preconference CESU Business Meetings (Fusion and Viewpoint Rooms)
  • Chesapeake Watershed
  • Gulf Coast CESU Business Meeting (Location TBA)
  • Piedmont South Atlantic Coast CESU Business Meeting (Location TBA)
  • Southern Appalachian Mountains CESU Business Meeting (Location TBA)
  • South Florida Caribbean CESU Business Meeting (Location TBA)
6:30 8:00 PM Evening Wine & Beer Reception, NCSU Park Alumni Center

Thursday, March 15, 2018

8:00 10:00 AM Plenary Session, Fusion C
  Moderator: TBA
8:00 8:45 AM Keynote address I (status and priorities of science and technology research funding partnerships, the funder's perspective) followed by Q&A
9:00 9:45 AM Keynote address II (needs assessment for science and technology research at CESU constituent institutions, the institution's perspective) Followed by Q&A
9:45 10:00 AM Moderator summary: comments and Q&A to both Keynote speakers
10:00 10:30 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Summary Work Reports
10:30 10:50 AM Report by South Florida Caribbean
10:50 11:10 AM Report by Gulf Coast
11:10 11:30 AM Report by Southern Appalachian Mountains
11:30 11:50 AM Report by Piedmont South Atlantic Coast
12:00 1:30 PM Hosted Luncheon Funding Partners Panel Discussion, Fusion D
(listed below are funding partner potential representation for the panel)
  Department of Agriculture
  • Agricultural Research Service
  • Farm Service Agency
  • National Resources Conservation Service
  • U.S. Forest Service

Department of Commerce
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Department of Defense
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Department of Defense Natural Resources Conservation Compliance Program

Department of Interior
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • National Parks Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
1:00 3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session I: Conservation Science and Management of natural and cultural resources - Fusion A
1:00 1:20 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
1:20 1:40 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
1:40 2:00 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
2:00 2:20 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
2:20 2:40 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
2:40 3:00 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
Concurrent Session II: Regional research - Fusion B
1:00 1:20 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
1:20 1:40 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
1:40 2:00 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
2:00 2:20 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
2:20 2:40 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
2:40 3:00 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
Concurrent Session III: Education - Fusion C
1:00 1:20 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
1:20 1:40 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
1:40 2:00 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
2:00 2:20 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
2:20 2:40 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
2:40 3:00 PM     TBA, invited or accepted presenters
3:15 5:30 PM Optional Afternoon Tours
  Tour 1: NC Biotechnology Center (shuttle from hotel lobby at 3:15 PM)
Tour 2: NC Museum of Natural History (shuttle from hotel lobby at 3:30 PM)
Tour 3: NC State University Hunt Library (shuttle from hotel lobby at 4:00 PM)
6:00 8:00 PM Poster Social Fusion A & B and preconference area

Friday, March 16, 2018

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast Available in Fusion D
8:00 10:00 AM Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session IV: Physical, Cultural, and Biological resources in the Southeast Region - Fusion A
8:40 9:00 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
9:00 9:20 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
9:20 9:40 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
9:40 10:00 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
Concurrent Session V: Conservation Management, Lessons Learned - Fusion B
8:40 9:00 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
9:00 9:20 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
9:20 9:40 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
9:40 10:00 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
Concurrent Session VI: (topic?) - Fusion C
8:40 9:00 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
9:00 9:20 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
9:20 9:40 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
9:40 10:00 AM TBA, invited or accepted presenter
10:00 10:15 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 12:00 PM Capstone Session Fusion C
  Moderator: TBA
  10:30 11:00 AM - Success Story 1 (cooperative research partnership success story)
11:00 11:30 AM - Success Story 2 (cooperative research partnership success story)
11:30 11:45 AM - Success Story 3 (cooperative research partnership success story)
11:45 12:00 PM - Wrap up and next steps discussion

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