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Northern Estuaries ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Northern Estuaries ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the third of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Northern Estuaries team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of the Northern Estuaries for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in West Palm Beach, Florida, was the third and last regional workshop to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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Southern Coastal Systems ecosystem health workshop (Page 1)

Southern Coastal Systems ecosystem health workshop

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
7 December 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the first of the regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. The Southern Coastal Systems team worked with the Integration and Application Network to begin identifying key indicators and narratives of the Southern Coastal Systems for these two documents. This two-day workshop, held in Davie, Florida, was the first of three regional workshops to develop the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report.

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Ecological Drought in the Northwest United States (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in the Northwest United States

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
21 November 2017

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of two, one-day workshops held in Portland, OR, and Boise, ID, as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.

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Ecological Drought in the Southwest United States (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in the Southwest United States

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
21 November 2017

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Tucson, Arizona as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.

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Ecological Drought in the Hawaiian Islands (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in the Hawaiian Islands

Brianne Walsh, Emily Nastase, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
5 September 2017

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Honolulu, Hawai'i as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.

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Assessing bacterial levels in Charleston Harbor (Page 1)

Assessing bacterial levels in Charleston Harbor

Project status newsletter

Heath Kelsey, Emily Nastase ·
16 June 2017

This newsletter describes the collaborative project between the University of South Carolina, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association to assess levels of bacteria in recreational waterways in Charleston Harbor. The goal of this project is to better inform the public on safety risks in various recreational waterways due to bacteria levels.

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Assessing bacterial levels in Charleston Harbor (Page 1)

Assessing bacterial levels in Charleston Harbor

Heath Kelsey, Emily Nastase ·
16 June 2017

This newsletter describes the collaborative project between the University of South Carolina, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association to assess levels of bacteria in recreational waterways in Charleston Harbor. The goal of this project is to better inform the public on safety risks in various recreational waterways due to bacteria levels.

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Exploring Everglades ecosystem health (Page 1)

Exploring Everglades ecosystem health

Alexandra Fries, Bill Nuttle, Caroline Donovan, Emily Nastase, Heath Kelsey ·
5 May 2017

This newsletter describes the results from the first workshop to develop the Everglades Report Card and provides a roadmap for the future of this project. Members of the RECOVER (REstoration COordination VERification) team met with the Integration and Application Network to begin work on the Everglades Report Card and 2019 System Status Report. This workshop, held in West Palm Beach, Florida, took a system-wide view and is the first of four workshops to create these two documents.

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Researchers and stakeholders address coastal vulnerability and freshwater security (Page 1)

Researchers and stakeholders address coastal vulnerability and freshwater security

Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, Emily Nastase, Jamie Currie ·
3 April 2017

The Belmont Forum is a consortium of research funders that have targeted funds toward research that actively integrates stakeholders into a co-design/co-development process with researchers. It is committed to fostering solutions to global sustainability challenges through innovative transdisciplinary research.

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Report cards and system dynamics modelling (Page 1)

Report cards and system dynamics modelling

Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey, Dave Nemazie, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, Emily Nastase ·
23 March 2017

This newsletter summarizes the outcomes of a workshop exploring the linkages and potential benefits of combining river basin health report cards and system dynamics modelling. These two approaches have traditionally been utilized separate from each other, however merging the two will lead to better management of the world's river basins.

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